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BISAC Subject YAN025120

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / Middle East

ISIS: The Global Face of Terrorism

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, emerged in the Middle East during the first decade of the 2000s. The group vows to wage violent jihad, or holy war, on those who do not adhere to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 363.325

Muammar al-Qaddafi's Libya, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Muammar al-Qaddafi led a group of young army officers who overthrew the government of King Idris I in 1961. After the officers seized control, Qadaffi emerged as head of the ruling council… Read More →

  • Dewey: 961.204'2

Saddam Hussein's Iraq, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Saddam Hussein, one of the world’s most infamous dictators, rose to power through Iraq’s powerful Baath Party and became the nation’s president in 1979. His goals included achieving… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956.7044

The Arab Conquests of the Middle East, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one man’s religious experience change the whole world? In the A.D. 600s, in the Arabian city of Mecca, a merchant named Muhammad began to receive and share messages from God. Muhammad… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956'.013

The Assads' Syria, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Hafez al-Assad became president of Syria in 1971, following a long line of military leaders. At first, his goals included achieving pan-Arabism, more evenly distributing the nation’s oil… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956.9104'2092

The Fall of Constantinople

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

How did the loss of one city change the history of Europe? In the Middle Ages, Constantinople’s perfect geographic location—positioned along a land trade route between Europe and Asia as well… Read More →

  • Dewey: 949.5'04

The Iranian Revolution

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

In the Middle Eastern nation of Iran, discontent simmered for decades. The Iranian people despised their leader, Reza Shah, who catered to foreign businesses while ruling Iran as a dictator… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 955.05'42