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Middle East: Bolinda Beginner Guides

Narrated by: Richard Aspel
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: History, Political
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An intelligent and entertaining exploration of this notoriously unsettled region.

The Middle East is notoriously complex and difficult. This compact book on the topic by the University of Oxford's leading expert does not shirk the challenge. Organised thematically, and dealing with all the pivotal issues in the region, from oil and religion to gender and conflict, this comprehensive primer is both easy-to-read and full of insight. Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and even popular jokes from the area, The Middle East: A Beginner’s Guide will captivate tourists, students, and the interested general reader alike.

©2009 Philip Robins (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Exelent book, deep understanding of the subject

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I read the previous review andwas suspicious about the quality, but still bought it. I enjoyed it . It gives exelent overview of history and politics previous and current and effects of one on another.

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  • 04-14-18

loads of information and is read very fast . good

there is lads of information sometimes you need to stop and come back to it . it is due to the fact that is very fast read . but I enjoyed it.

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  • John Doherty
  • 06-16-15

Very informative easy listening

Very informative easy listening. The narrator's voice can be a little robotic sounding but overall a worthwhile listening experience.

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  • ReadingWild
  • 01-23-15

Packed with in depth information

Much more than just an overview, insightful, accurate and doesn't pull any punches when it comes to colonial Empirical and Islamic influences and consequences

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  • Seayeaitch
  • 01-03-14

I wish I had read this years ago....

Would you consider the audio edition of Middle East: Bolinda Beginner Guides to be better than the print version?

Superb production packed with oodles of fact and information.

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Up to date situation explained and documented.

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First class narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Ideal for listening to on car journeys of 1 hour duration.