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They Came to Baghdad

They Came to Baghdad

  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Baghdad (Iraq)
  • Page: 286
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Victoria Jones, a shorthand typist, was looking for work when a chance encounter set her off in pursuit of glorious adventure and an attractive young man.

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

The Detective Novels of Agatha Christie

A Reader’s Guide

  • Author: James Zemboy
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786451688
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 448
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The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie’s 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel’s geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie’s overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot’s French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie’s novels so much of their flavor.

Ballad for Baghdad

Ballad for Baghdad

An Ex-Hippie Chick Viet Nam War Protester's Three Years in Iraq

  • Author: Ali Elizabeth Turner
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • ISBN: 1614484007
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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“Want to know the real story of the war in Iraq? This is it. I love this book!” (New York Times–bestselling author Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson) In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ali Turner was a fully committed anti-war protestor. Caught up in the wave of aggressive activism that swept through the nation’s college campuses Ali, in her own words, “passionately wanted to see America destroyed.” Decades later, she was stirred to action once again. This time as a fierce supporter of the military, living in a combat zone in an increasingly unpopular war. From 2004 to 2007, Ali had the chance of a lifetime to atone for the past and say a belated “thank you” for her freedom by working in Morale, Welfare, and Recreation centers in Baghdad. She heard the courageous and compassionate stories of hundreds of Iraqis, Coalition soldiers, Navy SEALS, interpreters, Army Rangers, and contractors from around the world. She was in Baghdad for the return of Iraq to the Iraqis, three Iraqi elections, and Saddam’s trial and execution. An inspiring new perspective on Operation Iraqi Freedom, Ballad for Baghdad is an “endearing and spiritual story about self-redemption” written by a woman on an unforgettable, three-year odyssey on the frontlines (Major Sean Michael Flynn, author of The Fighting 69th).

The Fertile Crescent, 1800-1914

The Fertile Crescent, 1800-1914

A Documentary Economic History

  • Author: Charles Issawi
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195364217
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
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This is the first comprehensive history and economic analysis of the Fertile Crescent during the 19th century, a region currently encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and a small part of Turkey. Presenting 155 carefully selected documents--the majority drawn from British and French archives and here published for the first time, the balance translated from Arabic, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, and Turkish sources--Issawi provides an in-depth treatment of the economic life of the region, with chapters on social life and organization, trade, transport, agriculture, industry, and public and private finance. Including extensive cross-references that pinpoint the connections between the subjects discussed, the book is an invaluable resource on a historically rich and dynamic region.

The Fall Of Baghdad

The Fall Of Baghdad

  • Author: Jon Lee Anderson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349141266
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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For every great historical event, at least one reporter writes an eye-opening account of such power and literary weight that it becomes joined with its subject in our minds - George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia and the Spanish Civil War; John Hersey's Hiroshima and the dropping of the first atomic bomb; Philip Gourevitch's We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families and the Rwandan genocide. Whatever else is written about the Iraqi people and the fall of Saddam, Jon Lee Anderson's The Fall of Baghdad will remain the classic book about the Iraq War. No subject has become more hotly politicized than the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime, and so a thick fog of propaganda has obscured the reality of what the Iraqi people have endured and are enduring, under Saddam Hussein and now. Jon Lee Anderson has created an astonishing portrait of humanity in extremis, a work of great wisdom, human empathy, and moral clarity. In channelling a tragedy of epic dimensions through the stories of real people caught up in the whirlwind of history, Jon Lee Anderson has written a book of timeless significance.

Al-Kitab Al-Aqdas Or the Most Holy Book

Al-Kitab Al-Aqdas Or the Most Holy Book

  • Author: Mirza Husayn,E. Elder
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780947593209
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 84
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Facsimilie of: London: The Royal Asiatic Society, 1961.

History of Islam (Vol 2)

History of Islam (Vol 2)

  • Author: Akbar Shāh K̲h̲ān Najībābādī
  • Publisher: Darussalam
  • ISBN: 9789960892887
  • Category: Islam
  • Page: 639
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In this second volume, starting with the Caliphate of Banu Umayyah, the martyrdom of Imam Husain (R) and the Caliphate of the Abbasids, all areas have been covered as far as the expansion of Islam was. --Publisher description.

The Book of the Thousand and One Nights

The Book of the Thousand and One Nights

  • Author: J.C. Mardrus,E.P. Mathers
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134948689
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 608
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The second volume of this accurate translation of the wonderful and enchanting tales of the Arabian nights.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1951

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Copyright
  • Page: 1543
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Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Sergio

Sergio

One Man's Fight to Save the World

  • Author: Samantha Power
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101195797
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 640
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In this perfect match of author and subject, Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power tackles the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work for the U.N. before his 2003 death in Iraq was emblematic of moral struggle on the global stage. Power has drawn on a staggering breadth of research (including 400 interviews) to show us a heroic figure and the conflicts he waded into, from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge to the slaughter in Bosnia to the war-torn Middle East. The result is a peerless portrait of humanity and pragmatism, as well as a history of our convulsive age.