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The Dubai Story

The Dubai Story

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A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman

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“This is my story, the story of an Arab woman. It is the story of a lost world. It begins in 1917, in Lebanon, when I was seven years old.” So opens this haunting memoir by Wadad Makdisi Cortas, who eloquently describes her personal experience of the events that have fractured the Middle East over the past century.

Through Cortas’ eyes we experience life in Lebanon under the oppressive French mandate, and her desire to forge an Arab identity based on religious tolerance. We learn of her dedication to the education of women, and the difficulties that she overcomes to become the principal of a school in Lebanon. And in final, heartbreaking detail, we watch as her world becomes rent by the “Palestine question,” Western interference, and civil war.

The World I Loved is both an elegy on Lebanon and her people, and the unforgettable story of one woman’s journey from hope to sorrow as she bears painful witness to the undoing of her beloved country by sectarian and religious division.

A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman

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From Rags to Riches: A Story of Abu Dhabi

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This fast selling book is a controversial account of the struggles that accompanied Abu Dhabi’s Development into modern nationhood. History is unfolded to reveal the political intrigues, manipulation, exploitation deception and infighting that preceded today’s federation. Frankly narrated Mohammed Al Fahim’s Story is also a vivid eye witness account of hunger, hardship and misery of life that prevailed in the emirates a generation ago.

From Rags to Riches: A Story of Abu Dhabi

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A History of the Arab People: Second Edition

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Upon its publication in 1991, Albert Hourani’s masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab civilization, and became both a bestseller and an instant classic. In a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the people and events that have fundamentally shaped the Arab world. Now this seminal book is available in an expanded second edition. Noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven brings the story… More >> A History of the Arab Peoples: Second Edition

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