Categories

 > Travel > Middle East

1,640 results were found

Sort by:

I Am Not A Spy: An American Jew Goes Deep in the Arab World & Isr...
by Michael Bassin

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
The true story of an idealistic young American Jew committed to promoting peace and reconciliation in the Middle East.<br /><br />Few American college students who study abroad receive constant accusations of being a spy. But that’s what happens to Michael Bassin, enrolled for a semester exchange at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.<br /><br />When Michael, despite advice to the contrary, reveals his Jewish identity to his new classmates, students, faculty, and the secret police respond with shock and suspicion.<br /><br />In between visiting Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and northern India during breaks from class, Michael develops die-hard enemies and loyal allies on campus. He is thrown into the role of reluctant ambassador for the Jewish people, for America, and Israel as he responds to the conspiracies and threats made against him.<br /><br />Nevertheless, he finds his efforts to promote understanding are not in vain. As he develops genuine friendships, he sees the positive effects of face-to-face interaction with people who had never met a Jew before.<br /><br />But Michael’s fight for peace doesn’t end with his university experience. He moves to Israel and joins the army as a combat Arabic translator, becoming the face and voice of his unit during both friendly and hostile interactions with Palestinians in the West Bank.<br /><br />While enforcing an occupation about which he feels conflicted, Michael once again finds that person to person relationships provide the best path to peace in the Middle East.
Shadow of the Silk Road (P.S.)
by Colin Thubron

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><em>Shadow of the Silk Road</em> records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel, he travels from the tomb of the Yellow Emperor, the mythic progenitor of the Chinese people, to the ancient port of Antioch—in perhaps the most difficult and ambitious journey he has undertaken in forty years of travel. </p><p>The Silk Road is a huge network of arteries splitting and converging across the breadth of Asia. To travel it is to trace the passage not only of trade and armies but also of ideas, religions and inventions. But alongside this rich and astonishing past, <em>Shadow of the Silk Road</em> is also about Asia today: a continent of upheaval.</p><p>One of the trademarks of Colin Thubron's travel writing is the beauty of his prose; another is his gift for talking to people and getting them to talk to him. <em>Shadow of the Silk Road</em> encounters Islamic countries in many forms. It is about changes in China, transformed since the Cultural Revolution. It is about false nationalisms and the world's discontented margins, where the true boundaries are not political borders but the frontiers of tribe, ethnicity, language and religion. It is a magnificent and important account of an ancient world in modern ferment.</p>
What Is Due the Other (Kindle Single)
by Kent Russell

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><b>From the acclaimed author of <i>I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son</i> comes a memoir of a young man’s reckoning with his mother—and the spiritual universe—during a two-week pilgrimage to the Holy Land.</b></p><p>When journalist Kent Russell agreed to accompany his mother on a “momgrimage” to Israel and Palestine, he put down his phone and returned to his dissolute life as a self-promoting writer on a book tour. He forgets the exchange ever took place—until he is reminded two weeks before their scheduled departure and resolves to take the trip seriously by fasting, meditating, and reconsidering the bend of his moral arc.</p><p>For seventeen days, Russell walks in the footsteps of Jesus Christ through Bethlehem and Nazareth, shoulder to shoulder with his detached mother; his sister, the novelist Karen Russell; and a gaggle of elderly pilgrims. He sails across the Sea of Galilee and shuffles down the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. Along the way, he must confront the idea of faith: what he believes in, what he doesn’t, and why. One of the funniest, most erudite, and most inventive journalists of a generation charts a new path toward reconciliation with God, his Catholic upbringing, and perhaps most mysteriously, his mother.</p>
Fast Times in Palestine
by Pamela Olson

Language

English

Pages

382

Publication Date

May 15, 2011

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Pamela Olson, a small town girl from eastern Oklahoma, had what she always wanted: a physics degree from Stanford University. But instead of feeling excited for what came next, she felt consumed by dread and confusion. This irresistible memoir chronicles her journey from aimless ex-bartender to Ramallah-based journalist and foreign press coordinator for a Palestinian presidential candidate.<br /><br />With dizzying speed she finds herself attending Yasser Arafat's funeral, sharing a holiday dinner with a suicide bomber's family, tour-guiding Israeli friends around the West Bank, dating a Palestinian from a conservative Muslim village, being held at gunpoint and injured by a stun grenade, and witnessing the 2005 Disengagement from inside the Gaza Strip.<br /><br />The gripping narrative focuses not only on violence, terror, and social and political upheavals but also on the daily rounds of house parties, concerts, barbecues, weddings, jokes, harvests, and romantic drama that happen in between. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, from rooftop parties in Ramallah to militant rallies in Nablus, the book is packed with suspense, humor, and unforgettable characters. Its seamless blend of travelogue, memoir, and narrative journalism ramps the average American up to a sophisticated, multi-faceted understanding of the Israel/Palestine conflict.<br /><br />Funny, gorgeous, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine challenges the way we think not only about the Middle East but albout human nature and our place in the world.<br /><br />REVIEWS<br /><br />“A moving, inspiring account of life in Palestine that’s enormously informative yet reads like a novel.”<br /><br />-- REBECCA VILKOMERSON, Executive Director, Jewish Voice for Peace<br /><br />“It’s love in the time of occupation as Pamela Olson... takes us on the emotional roller-coaster of her very personal experience of life in Ramallah -- and in doing so lays bare the human drama of a people... determined to live free.”<br /><br />-- TONY KARON, Senior Editor, TIME Magazine<br /><br />“Part adventure story, part searing reportage, part love story, and wholly absorbing.”<br /><br />-- DR. KENNETH RING, co-author, Letters from Palestine<br /><br />"Pamela Olson leads the reader on an exciting, funny, at times heart-wrenching journey, carefully deciphering complex political and historical issues. Olson is a talented writer, intelligent and exceptional in her ability to convey both tragedy and hope, remaining morally grounded and refreshingly honest."<br /><br />-- RAMZY BAROUD, Author, My Father was a Freedom Fighter<br /><br />"As an Israeli whose life was shaped by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I found Fast Times in Palestine moving and refreshing. Pamela Olson comes to the Middle East with a blank slate and is therefore able to hold up an undistorted mirror to the reality she encounters."<br /><br />-- MIKO PELED, Author, The General’s Son<br /><br />For more reviews, excerpts, and information, visit www.pamolson.org
Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
by , Jessica Lee

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to a waterside temple, or see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide</I>:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cuisine, etiquette, sports, politics, landscapes, wildlife, architecture <LI><B>Over 102 maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Cairo, the Nile Valley, Minya, Luxor, Esna, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to Egypt, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <B><I>Discover Egypt, </I></B>a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions<B> </B>or Lonely Planet's<B> <I>Africa</I> </B>or<B> <I>Middle East</I> </B>travel guides,<B> </B>for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.<B> </B></LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Sattin and Jessica Lee </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>
The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Be...
by Shadi HasanzadeNemati

Language

English

Pages

234

Publication Date

December 20, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
***LIMITED TIME PROMOTIONAL PRICE***<br /><br /><p><strong>From the kitchens of Persian families to your dining table, with <em>The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook</em> you’ll enjoy easy-to-follow recipes that achieve the vibrant flavors of authentic Persian cuisine.</strong></p> <p>Yogurt, eggplant, lamb kebabs, saffron rice—if you have ever dined in a Persian restaurant then you know how rich, tantalizing, and satisfying Persian cuisine is. Yet many assume that making favorites, like Pomegranate and Walnut Stew or Saffron Syrup Cake, is too difficult to do at home.</p> <p>Shadi HasanzadeNemati grew up in the kitchen of her Persian mother and can still remember being mesmerized by the sweet aromas of saffron and cinnamon. Inspired by her family’s heirloom recipes, Shadi has created a collection of simple, straightforward takes on authentic Persian favorites that are accessible enough for beginners, yet still fun for more seasoned cooks.</p> <p><em>The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook</em> brings the savory comforts and mystical essence of Persian home cooking to your dining table. The step-by-step instructions in this Persian cookbook make it easier than ever to create classic Persian mainstays in your own home.</p> <p>In this uniquely simple Persian cookbook, you’ll find:</p> <ul> <li>100 recipes specifically designed to make Persian cooking fun and stress-free for beginners</li> <br /><li>A handy how-to guide for preparing basic Persian ingredients—such as de-seeding pomegranates, making saffron-water, drying limes, and storing fresh herbs</li> <br /><li>Practical grocery shopping recommendations for Persian pantry staples like cardamom and sumac, plus useful photos for identifying unique ingredients such as ghee and clotted cream</li> <br /><li>Helpful labels that indicate each recipe’s level of difficulty, plus “worth the wait” labels for dishes that require more time</li> <br /><li>Tried-and-true tips and tricks to make Persian cooking easier and more successful</li> <br /><li>Memory sidebars that accompany especially treasured recipes, describing Shadi’s most cherished recollection connected to that dish</li> </ul> <p>With the ease and simplicity of <em>The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook</em> you’ll have more fun (and less stress) as you find the magic in new Persian fare, and rediscover the enchantment of recipes you already love.</p>
The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Is...
by John A. Beck

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
A trip to the Holy Land is on the bucket list of many Christians. But planning a meaningful trip in a place so filled with significant sites is an imposing task. Most travel guides are not prepared to link the Bible and land in an accurate and meaningful way because they are written for people of all faiths. So how can a Christian traveler prepare a trip that will illuminate God's Word and reveal the Lord's presence? <BR><BR>In <i>The Holy Land for Christian Travelers, </i>John A. Beck provides a guide to the Holy Land for Christians with explanations of the biblical significance of important sites. The entries provide key Scripture references for reflection and a guide to the land that will encourage communion with God and a genuine spiritual experience for travelers as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus. A trip to the Holy Land can be a worship-filled, once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey. This book puts a biblical scholar and experienced Holy Land guide at the reader's side.
AUS MEHEMED ALIS REICH: Ägypten und der Sudan um 1840 (German Ed...
by Hermann von Pückler-Musk...

Language

German

Pages

535

Publication Date

August 07, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Diese Ausgabe von "AUS MEHEMED ALIS REICH: Ägypten und der Sudan um 1840" wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert.<br />Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785-1871) war ein preußischer Standesherr, Generalleutnant, Landschaftsarchitekt, Schriftsteller und Weltreisender und seinerzeit ein bekanntes Mitglied der gehobenen Gesellschaft. Als Erzähler, Berichterstatter und Briefschreiber war er sehr fruchtbar. Sein literarischer Ruhm unter den Zeitgenossen gründet sich auf die anonym herausgegebenen Briefe eines Verstorbenen. Dabei handelte es sich ursprünglich tatsächlich um Briefe an seine Frau, und es war ihre Idee, die Briefe in gedruckter Form zu veröffentlichen. Sie wurden in kurzer Zeit in Deutschland, England und Frankreich zu Bestsellern.<br /><br />Aus dem Buch:<br />"Ich bestieg sie mit meinem geringen Gefolge und befand mich in wenig Augenblicken als der alleinige Europäer (nur mit Ausnahme eines einzigen meiner Diener, der ein Deutscher ist) unter einigen hundert Kandioten, Arabern, Türken und Negern fremdartigen Anblicks und mir meist unverständlicher Rede. Doch jeder von ihnen beeiferte sich, mir seine Ergebenheit zu bezeigen, außerdem waren des Kapitäns Zimmer, mit allen nötigen Bequemlichkeiten versehen, mir auf Mustapha Paschas Befehl zuvorkommend eingeräumt worden, und alles versprach daher die angenehmste Fahrt über die Libysche See."
3rd Grade History: The Egyptian Civilization: Egyptian Books for ...
by Baby Professor

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

December 20, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Learn about the Egyptian civilization like you're actually there! That's the magic of carefully selected images that appropriately depict life way back then. Pictures tell a thousand stories therefore making learning a fun and visual experience. This book is the perfect companion of those text-heavy books used at school. Grab a copy of this interactive book today!
Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai (Travel Guide)
by , Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 01, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore culture and architecture in the historic district, shop at the world's largest mall, or explore the chaos and charm of the Gold Souq; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Dubai and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai</I>:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Full-colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out Dubai map</B> (included in print version), plus over 14 colour neighbourhood maps <LI><B>User-friendly layout</B> with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time <LI><B>Covers</B> Burj Khalifa, Madinat Jumeirah, the Gold Souq, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Historic District, Dubai Mall and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalize your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice:</B> <B><I>Lonely Planet Pocket Dubai,</I></B> a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Dubai's neighbourhoods? Check out the <B><I>Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi</I></B> guide. <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out the <B><I>Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula</I> </B>guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Andrea Schulte-Peevers<I>.</I> </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Forum - Latest Posts

Are two words Last year lost KilogramsIntroduce Yourself
We are advancing our pretax predictions for another three years from generally?9.7m to ?13.0m,Mulberry Shoulder Bag, from ?13.2m to ?18.1m and from ?17.0m to ?22.1m. Protected UK market is quite mature, Mulberry has extensive expansion possibility overseas,mulberry purse sale, principally from the US, Asia and the very center East. This signifies that investors appear frontwards to to observe more...

Re: KindReader.com is currently downSuggestions, Comments
KindReader.com is now back Live!

KindReader.com is currently downSuggestions, Comments
KindReader.com is currently down. I am currently working on fixing the issue. It should be back up soon. Check back soon.

Gregory RzeczkoIntroduce Yourself
Hello, my name is Gregory Rzeczko, founder of KindReader.com. KindReader.com allows users to find books that fit specifically into their budget. The categories include: Free, Prime, <$1, <$2, <$5, <$10, and <$20. After choosing a price point, users can browse by category with new features that make the process more intuitive. Let me know what you think of KindReader.com and post i...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

Congratulations to February 2017's winner Henry H. of New York, USA.

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com