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Related booklists: World Fiction - Syria, Islamic State (ISIS or IS), Syria: Books for Children and Young Adults,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 27 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East by Christopher Phillips
    The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East - by Christopher Phillips

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780300249910 | ISBN 10: 0300249918

    Updated with two new chapters, this book exposes the profound influence of the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria's bloody conflict and explores the implications of the perceived decline of American power in the Mid ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo by Alaa Aljaleel by Diana Darke
    The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo - by Alaa Aljaleel by Diana Darke

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472260581 | ISBN 10: 1472260589

    From Diana Darke, the acclaimed author of My House in Damascus and The Merchant of Syria, comes the extraordinary true story of a heroic ambulance driver who created a cat sanctuary in the midst of war-torn Aleppo.   “I’ll stay with them n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syria after the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience by Joseph Daher
    Syria after the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience - by Joseph Daher

    £22.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780745339382 | ISBN 10: 0745339387

    Syria has been at the centre of world news since 2011, following the beginnings of a popular uprising in the country and its subsequent violent repression. Eight years on, Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the regime and the failings of the upr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom Fighter: My War Against ISIS on the Frontlines of Syria by Joanna Palani
    Freedom Fighter: My War Against ISIS on the Frontlines of Syria - by Joanna Palani

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786494351 | ISBN 10: 1786494353

    The gripping story of one woman’s war against ISIS on the frontlines of Syria.   Joanna Palani made headlines across the world when her role fighting ISIS in the Syrian conflict was revealed. She is one of a handful of western women who joined t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kobane Calling: Greetings from Northern Syria by Zerocalcare
    Kobane Calling: Greetings from Northern Syria - by Zerocalcare

    £17.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781941302491 | ISBN 10: 1941302491

    Resistance is a force to be reckoned with ...   The autobiographical memoir of a young Italian humor cartoonist who volunteers to support and observe the Kurdish resistance in Syria as a journalist and aid worker. He winds up in Ayn al-Arab, a maj ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Refuge for Women: The Tragic Fate of Syrian Refugees by Maria Von Welser
    No Refuge for Women: The Tragic Fate of Syrian Refugees - by Maria Von Welser

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781771643078 | ISBN 10: 1771643072

    An exposé of the hidden suffering that over half of Syria’s refugees endure and the conflicts they continue to flee.   No refuge: this is the harsh reality encountered by the women and children who flee Syria in search of safety. When boatl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story by Hamid Sulaiman
    Freedom Hospital: A Syrian Story - by Hamid Sulaiman

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911214502 | ISBN 10: 1911214500

    "With the intimacy of a person who has lived the tragedy himself but with the restraint of a true artist, Hamid Sulaiman tells a powerful tale of Syria’s descent into cataclysm while reminding us of those still tending the seeds of the revolutionar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dear World: A Syrian Girl
    Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace - by Bana Alabed

    £10.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781471169557 | ISBN 10: 1471169553

    When eight-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children.   Bana’s happy chi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect by Marwa al-Sabouni
    The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect - by Marwa al-Sabouni

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780500292938 | ISBN 10: 0500292930

    ‘Everyone in Syria has lived his war. Every day people have fought for their lives, every day has brought a bid for survival, but it is not only bodies that suffer; souls, too, go through these battles, dying a thousand times in anticipation, only ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Raqqa Diaries: Escape from Islamic State by Samer
    The Raqqa Diaries: Escape from Islamic State - by Samer

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786330536 | ISBN 10: 1786330539

    Since ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth.  The sale of televisions has been banned, wearing trousers the wrong length is a punishable offence, and using a mobile phone ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria by Janine di Giovanni
    The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria - by Janine di Giovanni

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408851104 | ISBN 10: 1408851105

    Winner of the Hay Festival Award for Prose Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award Shortlisted for the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Excellence in Journalism Award   In May of 2012, Janine di Giovanni travelled to Syr ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming
    A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea - by Melissa Fleming

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781408708439 | ISBN 10: 1408708434

    This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of those five hundred people, eleven surv ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Syria with Love by Molly Masters
    From Syria with Love - by Molly Masters

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781908041340 | ISBN 10: 190804134x

    A close-up portrait of children caught up in the Syria conflict. It brings together poems, pictures (previously displayed at the ‘From Syria With Love’ exhibition) and stories from young people living in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, alongsid ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War by Francesca Borri, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel
    Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War - by Francesca Borri, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781609806613 | ISBN 10: 1609806611

    August 21, 2013: a chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus reminds the world of the existence of the Syrian war. Hundreds of journalists from every corner of the world rush to the frontier only to leave disappointed when Obama decides not ... more

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  • Cover image of book Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising by Gilbert Achcar
    Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising - by Gilbert Achcar

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780863561832 | ISBN 10: 0863561837

    Since the first wave of uprisings in 2011, the euphoria of the Arab Spring has given way to the gloom of backlash, clashes between rival counter-revolutionary forces, and a descent into mayhem and war. Morbid Symptoms offers a timely assessment of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe by Charles Glass
    Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe - by Charles Glass

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784785161 | ISBN 10: 1784785164

    What are the origins of the Syrian crisis, and why did no one do anything to stop it?  Since the upsurge of the Arab Spring in 2011, the Syrian civil war has claimed in excess of 200,000 lives, with an estimated 8 million Syrians, more than a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nononsense Isis and Syria: The New Global War on Terror by Phyllis Bennis
    Nononsense Isis and Syria: The New Global War on Terror - by Phyllis Bennis

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781780263120 | ISBN 10: 1780263120

    From its sudden emergence as a military force to be reckoned with in Syria and Iraq in June 2014 through its YouTube executions of hostages to its atrocious attacks in Paris in November 2015, the movement variously known as ISIS, Islamic State and Da ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria by Samar Yazbek
    The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria - by Samar Yazbek

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846044885 | ISBN 10: 184604488x

    Journalist Samar Yazbek was forced into exile by Assad's regime. When the uprising in Syria turned to bloodshed, she was determined to take action and secretly returned several times.  The Crossing is her rare, powerful and courageous testament ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe by Wolfgang Bauer
    Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe - by Wolfgang Bauer

    £15.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781908276827 | ISBN 10: 1908276827

    Award-winning journalist Wolfgang Bauer and photographer Stanislav Krupař were the first undercover reporters to document the journey of Syrian refugees from Egypt to Europe. Posing as English teachers in 2014, they were direct witnesses to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami
    Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War - by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780745336220 | ISBN 10: 0745336221

    In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a warzone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible to report on life in this devastated lan ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Kurds of Syria: Political Parties and Identity in the Middle East by Harriet Allsopp
    The Kurds of Syria: Political Parties and Identity in the Middle East - by Harriet Allsopp

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784533939 | ISBN 10: 1784533939

    In September 2014, the Kurdish Syrian city of Kobane was subjected to a massive attack by fighters of the movement Islamic State (IS). As a result, the plight of the Kurds of Syria became known around the world. Less well-known, however, is their str ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising by Jonathan Littell, translated by Charlotte Mandell
    Syrian Notebooks: Inside the Homs Uprising - by Jonathan Littell, translated by Charlotte Mandell

    £12.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688243 | ISBN 10: 1781688249

    A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones.  We fight for our religion, for our women, for our land, and lastly to save our skin. As for them, theyre only fighting to save ... more

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  • Cover image of book My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution by Diana Darke
    My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution - by Diana Darke

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908323996 | ISBN 10: 190832399x

    How did Syrias revolution lose its way?   My House in Damascus illuminates the darker recesses not just of Syrias history and politics, but also its society and secrets. Drawing on the authors firsthand knowledge of Syrias many communitie ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline by Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud (Editors)
    Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline - by Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780863567872 | ISBN 10: 0863567878

    In Syria, culture has become a critical line of defence against tyranny.   Syria Speaks is a celebration of a people determined to reclaim their dignity, freedom and self-expression. It showcases the work of over fifty artists and writers who ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution by Samar Yazbek
    A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution - by Samar Yazbek

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908323125 | ISBN 10: 1908323124

    A well-known novelist and journalist from the coastal city of Jableh, Samar Yazbek witnessed the first four months of the uprising first-hand and actively participated in a variety of public actions and budding social movements. Throughout this perio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Struggle for Power in Syria: Politics and Society Under Asad and the Ba
    The Struggle for Power in Syria: Politics and Society Under Asad and the Ba'th Party - by Nikolaos Van Dam

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848857605 | ISBN 10: 1848857608

    In the midst of turmoil in the Middle East, and in the face of protests and demonstrations from Homs to Damascus and other places all over Syria, the Ba'th Party and Bashar al-Asad are truly caught up in a struggle to hold onto power in Syria.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Syria: Through Writers
    Syria: Through Writers' Eyes - by Marius Kociejowski (editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780907871842 | ISBN 10: 0907871844

    The historical wealth of Syria is triumphantly visible and diverse. It is one of the best-kept secrets of the passionate Mediterranean traveller. That it is also a remarkably hospitable country, where the way of life is still intimately engaged with ... more

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