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1 Barnes, Jack, et. Al. New International no. 7: Opening Guns of World War III: Washington's Assault on Iraq
NY Pathfinder Press (NY) 1991 0873486420 / 9780873486422 Trade Papeback Near Fine Magazine 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
333 pp. Tight, nearly new collection of articles about the First Gulf War (against Iraq's attempt to occupy Kuwait), written from the perspective of the U.S. Socialist Workers Party. Cover corner creased. The anthology denounces the American campaign as a failure that slaughtered tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers and created millions of refugees but didn't rein in Saddam Hussein. Other articles criticize the surge in US militarism during the Carter administration, and revisit the forgotten 1945 protest against U.S. occupation of Japan. The magazine was dated and issued in 1991, but may have been reprinted in paperback form in 2003. 
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2 Fleming, Eileen Beyond Nuclear: Mordechai Vanunu's Freedom of Speech Trial and My Life as a Muckracker 2005-2010
Self-published 2010 978-0-615-40282 Trade Papeback Good 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
188 pp., notes. Rippled because of dampness; satisfactory as reading copy. Binding firm. Stiff wraps, with color photo of Vanunu on cover. No publication data, apparently self-published. An American writer recounts her friendship with Vanunu, who served 18 years in an Israeli prison after taking photos of nuclear development work in an underground facility in the Negev desert. His revelations to British media helped document that Israel has a nuclear arsenal of 150 to 200 bombs, although Israel has neither confirmed or denied the report. Israel has required him to remain incommunicado since his release from prison, but he has violated his parole several times. Amnesty International has declared him a prisoner of conscience. As of 2015, he was seeking political asylum in Norway, where his wife teaches in a university. 
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I Killed Scheherazade: Conffession of an Angry Arab Woman, Haddad, Joumana
3 Haddad, Joumana I Killed Scheherazade: Conffession of an Angry Arab Woman
Chicago Lawrence Hill Books 2011 1569768404 / 9781569768402 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good Ex Library 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
160 pp. Library labels and stamping but no card envelope. Still close to new, text clean. A Lebanese journalist and poet who launched an erotic literary magazine for women speaks out against Western stereotypes of Arab women. She asserts many are well-educated, wear western clothing and are independent-minded. 
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Jerusalem Countdown: A Warning to the World, Hagee, John
4 Hagee, John Jerusalem Countdown: A Warning to the World
Lake Mary, Florida Frontline/Strang 2005 1591858933 / 9781591858935 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Fair 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
255 pp. Water damage but OK as reading copy. Textblock rippled, bottom cover corner curled. Faint water staining in bottom margin of most pages. Binding Ok. Staining on bottom edge. Hagee, conservative evangelical pastor in San Antonio, Texas, applies Biblical prophecy to interpret tensions between Israel and rising Islamic fundamentalism in Iran as of 2005. Still relevant as Mideast nations and the U.S. debate the future of Jerusalem, now completely under Israeli control as the result of the Six-Day War. 
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The Iraq Study Group Report: The Way Forward - A New Approach, Iraq Study Group, Baker, James A., Hamilton Lee H. Et al.
5 Iraq Study Group, Baker, James A., Hamilton Lee H. Et al. The Iraq Study Group Report: The Way Forward - A New Approach
NY Vintage 2006 0307386562 / 9780307386564 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Fine 8mo -- 8 in Tall 
142 pp. Nearly new, no spine creasing or text markings. Small red line on top edge near spine. An overview of the US attempt to occupy and rebuild Iraq as of 2005. Brief history of the US invasion, along with 79 recommendations to the Bush Administration for future policy. Study group was a bipartisan panel of senior govt officials. 
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Fear Up Harsh, Lagouranis, Tony (with Mikaelian, Allen)
6 Lagouranis, Tony (with Mikaelian, Allen) Fear Up Harsh
NY New American Library (Penguin) 2008 0451223152 / 9780451223159 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback As New No Jacket 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
254 pp. Unread, no spine creasing, no remainder marks. With New American Library promotional announcement laid in. Subtitle: An Army interrogator's dark journey through Iraq. Blurb by Michael Posner, president of Human Rights Watch: "This is a story the Pentagon does not want to have told. It tells how policy decisions made by senior officials led to widespread abuse that stretched well beyond Abu Ghraib." 
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Fear Up Harsh, Lagouranis, Tony (with Mikaelian, Allen)
7 Lagouranis, Tony (with Mikaelian, Allen) Fear Up Harsh
NY NAL Caliber (Penguin) 2007 0451223152 / 9780451223159 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Fine 8vo -- 9 in By 9 in Square Format 
254 pp. Close to new, no markings or creases. An Army interrogator tells of his first hand experiences with POWs in Abu Ghraib prison and other locations in Iraq. He discloses the military often disregarded Geneva Convention rules against torture. 
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8 Life Magazine Life Magazine -- June 23, 1967 Issue
NY Time-Life Inc. 1967 Vol. 62, No. 23 Magazine Very Good Magazine Folio -- 13.75 in Tall. 
96 pp. Lightly read. Remains of mailing label on lower left cover. "Wrap-Up of the Astounding War" (Six-Day War). Reporter Theodore White gives a colorful eye-witness account of battle action, relating it to various historical and spiritual landmarks of the Holy Land. Part of his account focuses on the valiant defense of Kibbutz Dan, northernmost Israeli settlement near Syria. Mostly middle-aged men managed to hold the village against Syrian invaders. Issue also includes a sidebar article about Jerusalem falling under full Israeli control. Color photos of wrecked vehicles in the Sinai desert. Also a feature on cosmetologist Erno Laszlo, skin consultant to the stars. Fashion spread on short-cut pantsuits. Travel piece on navigating French and German canals. Photo piece on Leslie Uggams wowing Broadway audiences in "Hallelujah, Baby" 
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September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning Tragedy into Hope for a Better World, Potorti, David, Ed.
9 Potorti, David, Ed. September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Turning Tragedy into Hope for a Better World
New York RDV Books/Akashic Books 2003 0971920648 / 9780971920644 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback very good+ 8vo -- 8.25 in High Signed by Editor
246 pp. Flat-signed by author/editor David Potorti on half-title page. Previous owner's name also on half title page. Small corner crease, lightly read. Spine uncreased. Text clean. A group of 50 relatives of 9-11 victims in the U.S. lay out their peace proposals and opposition to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Reif, Joseph A.; Levinson, Hanna Hebrew Basic Course
Washington, D.C. Foreign Service Institute 1965 Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket Textbook 4to -- 10.25 in Tall 
552 pp. Corners curled, moderate wear. Binding strong, crease on spine. No markings in text. No casettes or DVDs included. Two catalogs of language instruction laid in. Detailed introduction and instruction in informal modern Hebrew as encountered in Israel. Text in English, Anglicized phonetic equivalents and Hebrew alphabet. Pointers on pronunciation, many pattern drills, 14-pp. glossary at rear. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina, Rich, Frank
11 Rich, Frank The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina
NY Penguin Press HC, The 2006 159420098X / 9781594200984 First Printing Cloth & Boards Near Fine Very Good 8vo -- 9.5 In 
341 pp. Light edgewear and soil on jacket. Text clean, binding firm. An incisive examination of the George W. Bush presidency and its propaganda that pushed false reasons for the Iraq War. 
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12 Rieckhoff, Paul Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier's Perspective
NY NAL Caliber (Penguin) 2007 0451221216 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
325 pp. Thumbed. Crease on lower corner. Binding firm. No markings. Includes 8 pp. of glossy b&w photos. Hard-hitting, critical account of warfare in Iraq in the early years of the U.S. invasion and occupation. First account of the war by a U.S. soldier who served there. Author went on to organize and head the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association. 
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13 Seale, Patrick Abu Nidal : A Gun for Hire : The Secret Life of the World's Most Notorious Arab Terrorist
U.S.A. Random House 1992 0679400664 / 9780679400660 1st Edition Boards Fine Near Fine 8vo 
339 pp., index, appendix of Nidal's associates. Nearly new, no markings. Birtish journalist Patrick Seale tackles the theory that Nidal, ostensibly a diehard Palestinian nationalist, is actually a tool of Israeli intelligence. He also explores the fortune Nidal has made as an arms merchant and extortioner. 
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