Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire
and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
by David Fromkin
critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller,
the author tells how and why the Allies drew
lines on a map that eventually became the new
countries of the Middle East. Most
interesting is his account of the formative
years between 1914 and 1922. This book and Michael
Oren's 6 Days of War are essential
to understanding the modern middle east.
Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern
by Michael B. Oren
gives us a history of The Six-Day War of 1967.
The events leading up to the war bear a striking
resemblance to what is happening now. This book
and David Fromkin's The
Peace to End all Peace are essential
to an understanding of the modern middle east.
Pulitzer Prize winner
Battle for God by
an authority on comparative religion, tells
how, in recent history, fundamentalism has
taken root in all the world's major religions
Went Wrong by Bernard Lewis
informative book by Middle East specialist Bernard
Lewis which looks at the fall of Islamic civilization
and Islam in the contemporary world.