Understanding the Middle East and the War on Terror

A Listmania! list by Market Maven "Dman71"
 
The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
1.  The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
The list author says:
  "By far the best book yet summarizing the chonology of events and who Al Qaeda is.  No conspiracies here, VERY well written and believable"
CDN$ 14.40   Used & New from: CDN$ 1.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis
2.  Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Ye'or Bat
The list author says:
  "One of my early books on Middle East - a very well written analysis of how the Middle East/Islam is changing the face of Europe"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.90
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Chain Of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
3.  Chain Of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib by Seymour M Hersh
The list author says:
  "The sad truth about what went wrong and who is to blame"
CDN$ 21.11   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.39

State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration
4.  State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration by James Risen
The list author says:
  "Again, more behind the scenes of what went wrong between the admin and the CIA - arrogance a big factor"
CDN$ 13.71   Used & New from: CDN$ 5.42

Inside The Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia
5.  Inside The Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia by Thomas W. Lippman
The list author says:
  "Just an awesome book that goes into detail about the history of Saudi, how the family came to power and its links to America"
CDN$ 17.61   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Children Of Jihad
6.  Children Of Jihad by Jared Cohen
The list author says:
  "An account of this young Jewish American's travels through Iran, Lebannon, Syria and Iraq.  He mingles with the youth and provides great insight into who they really are and how they are coping"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01

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Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism
7.  Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism by Dore Gold
The list author says:
  "Another great book focusing more directly on the links to terror"
CDN$ 8.98   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime, And the Coming Apocalypse
8.  The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime, And the Coming Apocalypse by Paul L. Williams
The list author says:
  "A truly scary book exposing how terror networks are linking up with drug cartels and South American thugs"
CDN$ 23.60   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01

House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties
9.  House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties by Craig Unger
The list author says:
  "One of the first I read on the Bush family, author was featured heavily in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11"
CDN$ 17.55   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
10.  Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude by Robert Baer
The list author says:
  "A ground soldier's view of things and where things went off the tracks - George Clooney based "Syriana" on this book"
CDN$ 15.16   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism
11.  See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism by Robert Baer
The list author says:
  "Another great book from Robert Baer, details how he was "left out to dry" when he attempted to assasinate Saddam"
CDN$ 14.40   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

Understanding Terror Networks
12.  Understanding Terror Networks by Marc Sageman
The list author says:
  "Gives a very good understanding of how jihad terror networks function and how the Mujahideen are attracted to them"
CDN$ 23.51   Used & New from: CDN$ 6.20
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War On Terror.
13.  Against All Enemies: Inside America's War On Terror. by Richard A. Clarke
The list author says:
  "Not sure I believe everything here from a Bush admin insider, but a great play by play of the event and the failures"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (447 customer reviews)

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Assassins Gate
14.  Assassins Gate by George Packer
The list author says:
  "Another sad truth book about what is really going on in Iraq - its all about oil not democracy"
CDN$ 13.36   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Shia Revival
15.  Shia Revival by Vali Nasr
The list author says:
  "A very well read author explains for us the history and future of clashes within Islam.  Hint Iran is featured heavily."
CDN$ 34.00   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations
16.  The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations by Tony Blankley
The list author says:
  "A high level analysis of how the clash of civilizations (If you buy that is what it is) may play out.  Similar to "Eurabia" - what will things be like if Europe becomes Islamic"
CDN$ 22.65   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

New Pearl Harbor
17.  New Pearl Harbor by David Griffin
The list author says:
  "Some very tough questions have not been properly answered - they are posed well here"
CDN$ 15.91   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror
18.  The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror by George Soros
The list author says:
  "George Soros is highly respected by many and hated by many at the same time.  One has to admit he has some very valid points about where we are headed here"
CDN$ 13.10   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
19.  Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror by Mahmood Mamdani
The list author says:
  "Does a good job of giving the reader a history of how the Cold War and America's "tinkering" in the region were big factors in getting to the Blowback"
CDN$ 13.72   Used & New from: CDN$ 1.23
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism Around the World
20.  Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism Around the World by Stewart Bell
The list author says:
  "Yes they are here and we just don't seem to do enough to weed them out.  This book is a little dated but also deals with networks other than the Middle East"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.79
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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