Search Results: "Rashid Khalidi"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Useful if discomfiting reading for State Department types—and, perhaps, us all."
The "current course of the Bush administration in the Middle East is a doomed one," writes Khalidi (Arab Studies/Columbia Univ.; Palestinian Identity, 1997). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1997

"Israel and the Palestinians appears on the horizon, this illuminating study will help readers gain a sophisticated understanding of how the Palestinians came to be who they are."
An impressively thoughtful, layered, and well documented study of key aspects of the evolution of modern Palestinian nationalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Concise look at a crucial period in one of the world's most explosive regions."
How 50 years of destructive Cold War policies helped create the Middle East of today. Read full book review >

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BROKERS OF DECEIT by Rashid Khalidi
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"A stinging indictment of one-sided policymaking destined, if undisturbed, to result in even greater violence."
Extracting three episodes from a complex 35-year history, a distinguished Middle East scholar exposes America's unfitness to mediate between Israel and Palestine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"Rashid's concluding advice, although reasonable, requires too many leaders to come to their senses, but readers will welcome this insider's lucid, expert account of a disaster in the making."
In this grim but insightful sequel to Descent into Chaos (2008), veteran Pakistani journalist Rashid's outlook is perfectly expressed by the title of that earlier overview. Read full book review >

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ARE MUSLIMS SAVAGES? by Rashid Osmani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2013

"Competent, unique verse, but not enough of it."
Osmani turns to poetry in trying to explain what it's like to be a Muslim in America during the era of the war on terror. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A must for those who appreciate satire, poetry and brevity."
More than mere entertainment, these poems are bite-size nutritious bits for your brain packed into a debut book from Osmani that can be devoured in one sitting. Read full book review >

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Released: May 28, 2013

"A harrowing yet hopeful story of modern-day religious persecution."
A heartfelt memoir of Muslim-on-Muslim discrimination and oppression. Read full book review >

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Beneath A Shooting Star by Susan Harrison Rashid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An absorbing tale of Muslim women taking their destinies into their own hands."
Two Pakistani women have their friendship challenged by sectarian division, violence, and sexism in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THIS SIDE OF INNOCENCE by Rashid al-Daif
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"But so little is revealed (we know only that it's set during Lebanon's recent civil war), that the reader's sympathies are never fully engaged—and it all seems to add up to little more than a rather pointless exercise in fictional technique."
Kafka's The Trial and Koestler's Darkness at Noon lie squarely behind this bleak 1997 novel by the Lebanese author of the recently translated Dear Mr. Kawabata (2000). Read full book review >

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PAUSE AND PONDER by Rashid Osmani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A strong poet is perceptive, eloquent, and thoughtful—and Osmani is three for three."
By turns religious, romantic, and political, this collection shows readers a skilled poet coming into his own. Read full book review >

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"Kaddoura fails to address economics more complex theories, but still offers a decent understanding of how money works for those who need a basic course."
An economics primer for those who feel the gibe “it's the economy, stupid” is aimed at them. Read full book review >