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Eye of the Storm: Twenty-Five Years in Action with SAS
Peter Ratcliffe
0641657986

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In the Wake of the Dhow: The Arabian Gulf and Oman
Dionisius A. Agius
0863722598
December 2002
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The Sultanate of Oman
Miriam Joyce
0275952223
Aug 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study is based on extensive research in British sources and includes material from archives in the United States. The last chapter, which covers the period from 1970, is based on Omani newspapers and interviews with Omani officials conducted in 1994. Throughout the 20th century, Omani rulers were confronted with rebellious tribes and threatened by movements originating outside the sultanate, including Wahhabism, Arab nationalism, and communism. The discovery of oil in the 1960s did not free the Omani people from poverty or seclusion. The Sultan's subjects were only liberated in 1970, when a coup d'etat led by Sayyid Qaboos bin Said, enabled Oman to build a modern infrastructure, join the Arab World and the international community.

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David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism
Gregory A. Prince
0874808227
March 2005
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History of the Imams and Seyyids of Oman
Salil-Ibn Razik
141794787X
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
1871. With a map. Continuing the history to 1870, Badger has translated from Arabic texts and included a lengthy introduction and analysis. Badger writes in the Introduction: This work embraces the annals of 'Oman from the rise of Islam down to a very recent period, and is, I believe, unique in the continuity and fullness of its narrative. The native records from which the earlier portions are compiled, if they ever came within their reach, have never, to my knowledge, been utilized by foreign authors either in the East or West. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.


Oman
Leila Merrell Foster
0516209647
March 1999
Library Binding
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Card catalog description
Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, and people of Oman, a small nation strategically located on the eastern part of the Arabian peninsula.


A Modern History of Oman
Francis Owtram
1860646174
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Modern History of Oman details the British influence in Oman from early contacts with the Sultan of Muscat in 1800. The discovery of oil in the region in 1932, following earlier Middle East discoveries, increased the key strategic importance of Oman and set the pattern for the 20th century. The "modernizing" Sultan Qabus, supported by the British, seized power by a coup in 1970, confirmed Oman’s position as a key state in the Persian Gulf region. This illuminating work is based on state documents from Europe, US, Japan and the Arab world covering Oman and Western geopolitical policy.


Art of War in the Middle Ages A. D. 378-1515
Charles W. Oman
0801490626
June 1960
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Oman
Manufactured by Mason Crest Publishers
159084517X
October 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Oman.


A History Of The Peninsular War: August 1813 to April 14, 1814; the Capture Of St. Sebastian, Wellington's Invasion of France, Battles of the Nivelle, ... and Toulouse (History of the Peninsular War)
Charles Oman
1853676632
November 2005
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Book Description
Between August 1813 and the end of hostilities in April 1814, Napoleon's forces were finally expelled from the Iberian Peninsula. Wellington's army invaded southern France, only halting its operations when news was received of Napoleon's abdication. The events covered in this volume include the British siege and capture of St Sebastian; the final campaigning in eastern Spain; Wellington's invasion of France; and the last actions of the war in the Battle of Toulouse and the French sortie from Bayonne. A chapter on the place of the Peninsular War in history concludes Oman's monumental work.


Sandstorm
James Rollins
0060580666
June 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
If he weren't such a good action writer, Rollins might make a dynamite climatologist. Each of his thrillers has featured as a central character an extreme environment, most recently the Arctic ice (Ice Hunt, 2003) and now the hot sands of Saudi Arabia. But while Rollins writes settings and scenes that sizzle, what's caught in the heat are usually familiar characters grappling with far-fetched threats, and so it is here. That one male lead is a danger-courting archeologist named Omaha Dunn seems less parodic than tired, and the novel's premise of a hoard of antimatter hidden in the legendary city of Ubar is almost as ridiculous as the idea that this cache has been guarded for millennia by an order of women who propagate without men, via parthenogenesis. Rollins writes less like Michael Crichton than Stan Lee. Most...


On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers
Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Oman (Translator)
0664255566
July 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Schleiermacher's On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers is a classic of modern Protestant religious thought that powerfully displays the tensions between the Romantic and Enlightenment accounts of religion. This edition presents the original 1799 text in English for the first time. Richard Crouter's introduction places the work in the milieu of early German Romanticism, Kant criticism, the revival of Spinoza and Plato studies, and theories of literary criticism and of the physical sciences. This fully annotated edition also contains a chronology and notes on further reading. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Oman
Calvin H. Allen
0791065081
August 2002
Hardcover
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Vanitas: Designs
Gianni Versace, et al
1558598049
March 1994
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Oman
Frank A. Clements
1851091971
June 1994
Library Binding
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The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands
Nicholas Clapp
0395957869
June 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
What is it about the inhospitable corners of the world that so attracts the imagination? Scott in the Antarctic, Hillary on top of Everest, and a multitude of wanderers--from Wilfred Thesiger and T. E. Lawrence to Gertrude Bell--wandering through the vast, empty sands of "the empty quarter" in what is now Saudi Arabia; each of these explorers has been drawn to places most of us would never think of going and found there an unexpected window onto their own souls. In The Road to Ubar, filmmaker Nicholas Clapp follows in the footsteps of earlier visitors to the Arabian peninsula as he seeks the legendary city of Ubar. Going back at least two millennia, stories about a vast city filled with gold that disappeared almost in an instant haunt the literature and lore of Arabia. And for almost as long as the stories...


Guts to Try: The True Story of the Iran Hostage Rescue Mission by the on Scene Desert Commander
James H. Kyle
034544695X
April 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
A powerful eyewitness account of the disastrous April 1980 attempt to rescue the American hostages in Tehran. Kyle, an expert in Special Operations and the officer in charge of the Air Force component, describes the mission from the earliest planning at the Pentagon through the subsequent rehearsals to the operation in Iran. Criticizing analyses by other participants, he offers his own diagnosis of five factors that contributed to the mission's failure: the weather forecast, poor communications equipment, pilot decision error, restrictions on tactics, and a poor flight plan. Comparable to Ken Follet's On Wings of Eagles ( LJ 8/83), which described Texas industrialist Ross Perot's successful rescue effort in Iran, Kyle's book contributes to our understanding of the hostage crisis and will add fuel to the controversy...


History of the Peninsular War, January to September 1809: From the Battle of Corunna to the End of the Talavera Campaign -- Greenhill Military Paperbacks (History of the Peninsular War)
Charles Oman
185367589X
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The fate of the Iberian Peninsula was very much in the balance during the period JanuaryvSeptember 1809, when it seemed all too possible that Napoleon would achieve control over Spain and Portugal. This volume covers the continuing Spanish resistance to French occupation, the renewed French invasion of Portugal, and the return to the Peninsula and subsequent victories of Sir Arthur Wellesley, including his outmanoeuvring of the French from Oporto and culminating in the hard-fought victory at Talavera.


Oman: Political Development in a Changing World
Carol J. Riphenburg
0275961443
February 1998
Hardcover
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Review
“Carol Riphenburg has written a good synthesis of research on Oman by British American, and some Gulf-based writers.”–Middle East Studies Association
“[T]he book,...is a useful introduction to the sultanate for both students and the general reader.”–International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
“These comments aside, Oman: Political Development in a Changing World is a valuable addition to the literature on Oman. With its combination of general geographical and historical background and more specific discussion of political, economic, and social development and foreign policy under Sultan Qaboos, it is recommended to both Omani specialists interested in contemporary affairs and a wider audience interested in development issues in the Gulf/Middle East...


Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the Uae: Challenges of Security (Csis Middle East Dynamic Net Assessment)
Anthony H. Cordesman
0813332400
May 1997
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History of the Peninsular War, A: Volume III: September 1809-December 1810: Oca'a, Cadiz, Bussaco, and Torres Vedras-Greenhill Military Paperback
Sir Charles Oman
1853676179
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Volume III covers the period from September 1809 to December 1810, when the French were consolidating their hold on Spain, crushing resistance and attempting to drive the British out of Portugal. However, they could not wholly defeat their opponents. The forces of the Spanish Regency Council, with British and Portuguese aid, held out against the siege of Cadiz. Wellington's Allied army fought a model defensive battle at Bussaco, stalling the French drive into Portugal and enabling the British and Portuguese forces to retire to the shelter of the Torres Vedras fortifications. Here the Allies' defence led to a strategic victory, blunting the French offensive, and ultimately forcing the French to abandon their invasion.


Behind the Veil in Arabia : Women in Oman
Unni Wikan
0226896838
May 1, 1991
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Book Description
Through photographs and detailed case histories, Unni Wikan explores the strict segregation of women, the wearing of the burqa mask, the elaborate nuptial rituals, and the graceful quality of Oman's social relations.

"Wikan does provide insights into the real position of these secluded and segregated women. . . . All this is interesting and valuable."--Ahdaf Soueif, Times Literary Supplement

"The book is detailed, insightful, and . . . engrossing. Anyone interested in the day-to-day triumphs and sorrows of women who live 'behind the veil' will want to read this account."--Arab Book World

"Wikan, a fine ethnographer, has an eye for everything that is distinctive about the culture and . . . builds up a wholly convincing picture. Above all, there is a sustained attempt to...

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