A Middle East Reader: Selected Essays on The Middle East from The New York Review of Books - VariousNew York: The New York Review of Books, 1991, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.
From the cover: “This collection of essays, all published in The New York Review of Books over the last six years, provides fresh, unexpected insights into the explosive politics in the Middle East and the role taken by the United States. The essays trace the backgrounds, politics, and rise to power of the two Baath dictators — Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Hafez Assad of Syria. They explain the beliefs and influence of religious fundamentalists — including Shia Muslims in Iraq and Iran and the ultra-Orthodox parties in Israel. Other essays provide a fresh view of the difficulties in reaching a lasting Middle East peace. They discuss the life of the Palestinian refugees throughout the Middle East as well as an Israeli prison camp in the Gaza strip where Palestinians are being held in harsh conditions.”