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									Books on the Arab World and U.S./Arab relations Steve and Hala Buck Ahmed, A. S. (2001). Islam Today. New York & London. I.B. Tauris. Ahmed, L.(1992). Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate. New Haven, CT: Yale University press. (or anything by this author). Ahmed, L. (2000). A Border Passage: From Cairo to America. New York: Penguin. Al-Radi,N.(2003).Baghdad Diaries, A Woman’s Chronicle of War and Exile. New York. Vintage Books. Armstrong, K. (2000). Islam: A Short History. New York. Modern Library. Armstrong, K. (2000). The Battle for God. New York. Ballantine PublishingGroup. Buck. H. (2002). Rebuilding the bridge: An Arab-American art therapist responds to 9/11 in the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, AATA. vol.19, no.4. *Bulliet, Richard W. (2004). The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization, New York, Columbia University Press. Butt, G. (1997). The Arabs: Myth and Reality. New York. I.B. Tauris. Fernea, E.W.& Fernea R.A.(1985).The Arab World: Personal Encounters. New York Doubleday. Fernea, E.W. (2000). Islamic feminism finds a different voice. In Foreign Service Journal. May. 24-31. Fernea, E.W. (1998). In Search of Islamic feminism: One woman’s global journey. New York: Doubleday. Fuller. G.E. & Francke R.R. (2001). The Arab Shi’a: The Forgotten Muslims. New York. Palgrave. Galbraith, Peter (2008). Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened American’s Enemies, New York, Simon and Shuster. *Goldschmidt, Arthur (2005). A Concise History of the Middle East. Eighth Edition, Boulder, Colorado. Westview Press. Hall, E.T.(1973). The Silent Language. New York: Doubleday/Anchor. Hall, E.T.(1981). Beyond culture. New York: Doubleday/Anchor. *Hourani, A. (1991). A History of The Arab Peoples. New York. Warner Books. *Khalidi, Rashid (2005) Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America’s Perilous Path in the Middle East, Boston, Mass. Beacon Press. Lippman, Thomas W (2004). Inside the Mirage: America’s Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia. Boulder, Colorado. WestviewPress. Long, David L. (1997) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, paperback. *Maalouf,A. (2001). In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong. (B. Bray, Trans.). New York, NY: Arcade Publishing Mack, R. E. (2002). Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300-1600. Berkeley. University of California Press. *Marr, Phebe (2004), The Modern History of Iraq, Boulder,Colo.WestviewPress. *Mearsheimer, John J. and Walt, Stephen M. (2007). The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux. *Ottaway, David (2008). The King’s Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America’s Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia, N.Y., Walker Publishing,

Parsi, Trita (2007) Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealing of Israel, Iran and the U.S. New Haven, Conn., Yale University Press, Ricks, Thomas (2007). Fiasco – The American Military Adventure in Iraq, N.Y. Penguin Books Rugh, A.(1997). Within the Circle: Parents and Children in an Arab village. N.Y: Columbia University. Said, E.W. (1997). Covering Islam. rev. ed. New York, Vintage Books. Said, E.W. (2004). Humanism and Democratic Criticism. Ed. Bilgrami, A. New York. Columbia University Press. Also Orientalism. The Politics of Dispossession.The Question of Palestine. Shaheen, J.G. (2001). Reel bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People Brooklyn, N.Y., Olive Branch Press. Zogby, J.J. (2002). What Arabs think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns. A report by the Zogby International/The Arab Thought Foundation.

There are many excellent articles on the Middle East. Those who are interested are welcome to contact Steve Buck at

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