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Power, Faith and Fantasy – America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

by Michael B. Oren, a senior American - Israeli fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem who lives there with his wife and three children. Published in 2007. The book is a survey of U.S. involvement in the Middle East over the past 230 years,...

The book launch commemorating the establishment of the first Turkish Association established in Europe (London) in 1951.

The launch is scheduled to take place at the Kingsway Hall Hotel in Covent Garden on the evening of 19th April 2012. This is to help celebrate with the book launch commemorating the establishment of the first Turkish Association in which the former President...

No Higher Honor, A Memoir of My Years in Washington, Condoleezza Rice, Crown Publishers, NY, 2011

The book opens with a two-page map of the Middle East extending to Pakistan on the east and Sudan in the south and an enlarged map of Israel in the corner. And yet the book is by the Secretary of State of the United...

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Dec 2011

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster, December 2011 Reading biographies of famous people and world leaders is always fun and educational, especially during dreary winter days. The libraries are full of them, from Attila the Hun to Stalin, from Truman to Ataturk, the...

Book Review with Questions: Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty

Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, (In English), By Mustafa Akyol, W.W. Norton & Company, Ltd. New York & London, 2011 Mustafa Akyol, a graduate of Bogazici University (formerly Robert College), is a young Turkish writer and commentator who has written a very...

Turkish Tea and Open Letter to Katherina Branning in the United States of America

Open Letter to Katherina Branning in the United States of America on her book, ‘’Yes, I would Love Another Cup of Tea: An American Woman’s Letters to turkey’’ After receiving notices from perhaps over a dozen websites and friends, including TAC Alumni Association group and...