ISIS Book
Score: 4
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ISIS


  • Author : Fawaz A. Gerges
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691211923

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ISIS Excerpt :

An authoritative introduction to ISIS—now expanded and revised to bring events up to the present The Islamic State stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. However, its most striking and distinctive characteristic was its capacity to build governing institutions and a theologically grounded national identity. What explains the rise of ISIS and the caliphate, and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the world’s leading authorities on political Islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions. Moving beyond journalistic accounts, Fawaz Gerges provides a clear and compelling explanation of the deeper conditions that fuel ISIS. This new edition brings the story of ISIS to the present, covering key events—from the military defeat of its territorial state to the death of its leader al-Baghdadi—and analyzing how the ongoing Syrian, Iraqi, and Saudi-Iranian conflict could lead to ISIS’s revival.

ISIS Book
Score: 3
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ISIS


  • Author : Michael Weiss
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-01-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941393710

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ISIS Excerpt :

A revelatory look inside the world's most dangerous terrorist group. Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, along with other fledgling terrorist groups, as a “jayvee squad” compared to al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain. Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS’s first incarnation as “al-Qaeda in Iraq,” Weiss and Hassan explain who the key players are—from their elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the former Saddam Baathists in their ranks—where they come from, how the movement has attracted both local and global support, and where their financing comes from. Political and military maneuvering by the United States, Iraq, Iran, and Syria have all fueled ISIS’s astonishing and explosive expansion. Drawing on original interviews with former US military officials and current ISIS fighters, the authors also reveal the internecine struggles within the movement itself, as well as ISIS’s bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims, which is generating another sectarian war in the region. Just like the one the US thought it had stopped in 2011 in Iraq. Past is prologue and America’s legacy in the Middle East is sowing a new generation of terror.

ISIS Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

ISIS


  • Author : Jessica Stern
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062395566

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ISIS Excerpt :

The Islamic State, known as ISIS, exploded into the public eye in 2014 with startling speed and shocking brutality. It has captured the imagination of the global jihadist movement, attracting recruits in unprecedented numbers and wreaking bloody destruction with a sadistic glee that has alienated even the hardcore terrorists of its parent organization, al Qaeda. Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, two of America’s leading experts on terrorism, dissect the new model for violent extremism that ISIS has leveraged into an empire of death in Iraq and Syria, and an international network that is rapidly expanding in the Middle East, North Africa and around the world. ISIS: The State of Terror traces the ideological innovations that the group deploys to recruit unprecedented numbers of Westerners, the composition of its infamous snuff videos, and the technological tools it exploits on social media to broadcast its atrocities, and its recruiting pitch to the world, including its success at attracting thousands of Western adherents. The authors examine ISIS’s predatory abuse of women and children and its use of horror to manipulate world leaders and its own adherents as it builds its twisted society. The authors offer a much-needed perspective on how world leaders should prioritize and respond to ISIS’s deliberate and insidious provocations.

The Terror Years Book

The Terror Years


  • Author : Lawrence Wright
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804170031

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The Terror Years Excerpt :

Several "pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS ... They include an ... impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; [and] the 2006-11 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, a study in disparate values of human lives. Others continue to look into al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world"--

Black Flags Book
Score: 4
From 173 Ratings

Black Flags


  • Author : Joby Warrick
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804168939

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Black Flags Excerpt :

"When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi began by directing hotel bombings and assassinations in Jordan from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion of that country in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, the CIA inadvertently created a monster. Like-minded radicals saw him as a hero resisting the infidel occupiers and rallied to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings continued for years until Jordanian intelligence provided the Americans with the crucial intelligence needed to eliminate Zarqawi in a 2006 airstrike. But his movement endured, first called al-Qaeda in Iraq, then renamed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, seeking refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. And as the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of a sweeping, ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Joby Warrick weaves together heart-pounding, moment-by-moment operational details with overarching historical perspectives to reveal the long trajectory of today's most dangerous Islamic extremist threat"--

Rise of ISIS Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

Rise of ISIS


  • Author : Jay Sekulow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501105135

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Rise of ISIS Excerpt :

Argues that the extremist Sunni jihadist group ISIS presents a great danger to the United States and the world, looking at the origin of the group, its objectives, and its unlawful terrorist strategies.

The Future of ISIS Book

The Future of ISIS


  • Author : Feisal al-Istrabadi
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815732174

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The Future of ISIS Excerpt :

Looking to the future in confronting the Islamic State The Islamic State (best known in the West as ISIS or ISIL) has been active for less than a decade, but it has already been the subject of numerous histories and academic studies—all focus primarily on the past. The Future of ISIS is the first major study to look ahead: what are the prospects for the Islamic State in the near term, and what can the global community, including the United States, do to counter it? Edited by two distinguished scholars at Indiana University, the book examines how ISIS will affect not only the Middle East but the global order. Specific chapters deal with such questions as whether and how ISIS benefitted from intelligence failures, and what can be done to correct any such failures; how to confront the alarmingly broad appeal of Islamic State ideology; the role of local and regional actors in confronting ISIS; and determining U.S. interests in preventing ISIS from gaining influence and controlling territory. Given the urgency of the topic, The Future of ISIS is of interest to policymakers, analysts, and students of international affairs and public policy.

The ISIS Hostage Book

The ISIS Hostage


  • Author : Puk Damsgard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681774725

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The ISIS Hostage Excerpt :

In a tense and riveting narrative, The ISIS Hostage details freelance photographer Daniel Rye's 13-month ordeal at the hands of the Islamic State after he was captured in Syria, and the misery inflicted upon him, and 19 other hostages, by their guards.This compelling account also follows Daniel's family and the nerve-wracking negotiations with his kidnappers. It traces their horrifying journey through impossible dilemmas, and offers a rare glimpse into the secret world of the investigation launched to locate and free not only Daniel, but also the American freelance journalist and fellow hostage James Foley.Written with Daniel's full cooperation and based on interviews with former fellow prisoners, jihadists, and key figures who worked behind the scenes to secure his release, The ISIS Hostage reveals for the first time the torment suffered by the captives and tells a moving and terrifying story of friendship, torture, and survival.

Isis Unveiled Book

Isis Unveiled


  • Author : H. P. Blavatsky
  • Publisher : 1 S.O.U.L. Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1939199042

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Isis Unveiled Excerpt :

Isis Unveiled is a classic spiritual book written by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky of The Theosophical Society. This Isis Unveiled contains new calculations of the yugas by Sri Yukteswar author of The Holy Science. The Veil of Isis, Blavatsky's Secret Doctine on A Mastery Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology is her opus. It encompasses a thorough examination of religion, spirituality, yoga, Sanatana dharma, kabbalism and Christianity. MAKE SURE YOU GET BOTH VOLUMES OF ISIS UNVEILED: Book I ISBN: 1939199042 & Book II ISBN: 1939199077 to help answer the question: "Does God Really Exist"? This is a question that has been asked since the beginning of time and probably will not be answered until the individual comes face to face with the Truth! However, if a critical examination on the subject matter is what you're looking for then there probably is no better source than "Isis Unveiled." This book is an exhaustive effort to discuss man, life and Spirit from as many angles as possible; from all ancient cultures, myths, religions and scientific perspectives. This book goes in depth to explore man's place in the world, how we all relate to one another and what connects us all. For the mystic, that answer is undeniably that we are all part of One Source, One Essence and One Spirit. Supported by extensive evidence from religious, esoteric and mystical traditions and classical scholarship, these volumes aid the student in detecting the vital principles which underlie the philosophical systems of old. Volume I consists of two books focusing on prevailing scientific theories balanced with Ancient Universal Wisdom Religion. Volume II's two books examine the creeds of religions past and present, alongside the myths and symbols of various cultures. Throughout, the author strikes at the root of dogma and affirms the 'paramount importance of any religion' for the individual to "Know Thyself!" After reading this classic book with a new translation and modernizat

Hand of Isis Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Hand of Isis


  • Author : Jo Graham
  • Publisher : Redhook
  • Release Date : 2009-03-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 0316040770

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Hand of Isis Excerpt :

Charmian is handmaiden to Cleopatra. She is also an oracle, gifted with ancient memories that may hold the key to preserving Egypt. Through blood and fire, war and peace, love and death, she will face a desperate struggle that will remake the future of the world. Shortlisted for the Locus Best First Novel Award, included in The Amazon Editors' Top Ten List in Science Fiction and Fantasy for 2008 and the Locus Recommended Reading List, with starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, Jo Graham is one of the most exciting new voices to come out of historical fantasy in recent years.

Becoming a Garment of Isis Book

Becoming a Garment of Isis


  • Author : Naomi Ozaniec
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644113943

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Becoming a Garment of Isis Excerpt :

• Details the nine stages of the ancient Egyptian initiatory path, describing each stage’s powers as well as the culminating ceremony called “The Crown of Isis” • Provides profound guided meditations for each of the nine stages and illustrates the manifestation of this path’s principles through stories of awakening • Shares the author’s personal journey as a Garment of Isis and her own powerful interactions with Isis, which culminated in her serving as Oracle of Isis at the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago in 1993 The Sacred Science of ancient Egypt was an initiatory spiritual system, a technology of consciousness designed to birth a mystical communion with the divinities, an embodied union of being between the eternal and the mortal. After initiation was completed, the re-identified being, now divinely possessed, was known as a “Garment of Isis,” signifying that the goddess Isis dwelt within them. As Naomi Ozaniec reveals, it is still possible to enter into these ancient Mysteries, to encounter the living mysticism of Khemetic Sacred Science and become a vessel for the divine. Offering a practical guide to the key principles within the Egyptian temple tradition, she explores the process of creating and developing a personal relationship with the neteru, the divinities and living forces of creation of ancient Egypt. She details the nine stages of this initiatory path, which are divided into three phases--Heartmind, Spiritmind, and Soulmind. This step-by-step, interactive process culminates in a ceremony called “The Crown of Isis.” For each of the nine stages, the author provides profound guided meditations and illustrates the manifestation of the initiate’s powers through stories of awakening brought on by this spiritual path. She also shares her personal journey as a Garment of Isis and her own powerful interactions with Isis, which culminated in the author holding the office of Oracle of Isis at the Parliament of World Religions i

Fighting ISIS Book

Fighting ISIS


  • Author : Tim Locks
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780283072697

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Fighting ISIS Excerpt :

In February 2015, Tim Locks headed to Kurdistan to fight ISIS. After watching images of the Yazidi people being slaughtered, he couldn't sit back and do nothing. Having worked as a prison officer and a bouncer, he knew how to handle himself - and had a huge protective streak. He sold his house to raise money, put himself through arms training and bought his equipment on eBay. In this gripping book he reveals what it is like to fight alongside the Kurds as well as British and American ex-military. He has cleared the enemy from occupied villages, come under mortar and small-arms fire, and witnessed the horrific atrocities committed by ISIS. He also describes how WiFi on the front line allows today's soldiers to communicate, how they always find time for selfies, even when under attack, and how the Kurds are so used to this way of life they stop mid-firefight to have a cup of chai and play Candy Crush while manning the mortars. As cultures clash, and the bullets start flying, Tim shares his adventures with honesty and black humour.

The Last Girl Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Last Girl


  • Author : Nadia Murad
  • Publisher : Tim Duggan Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524760458

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The Last Girl Excerpt :

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE • In this “courageous” (The Washington Post) memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Today, Nadia's story—as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi—has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war.

Isis Book

Isis


  • Author : George Sarton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Medicine
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210014612566

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Isis Excerpt :

"Brief table of contents of vols. I-XX" in v. 21, p. [502]-618.