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    Dr Hazem Zaki Nusseibeh

    As a senior politician and diplomat, the lure of Jerusalem, the city of his birth, remained strong.

  • Vanished

    Ahmed Masoud

    A fictional story set against the political unrest in Palestine, following a young boy trying to find his father.

  • Lovesong

    Afaf Zurayk

    An exquisite celebration of one of the deepest and strongest of human emotions.

  • To Palestine with Love

    Najwa Kawar Farah

    Najwa Kawar Farah relates emotions of love and longing in this moving collection of poetry and paintings.

  • Rue du Mexique

    Suhail Bulos

    From tales of surreptitious teenage romances in Jerusalem, to day-long curfews during the Lebanese civil war and a renegade rooster in Beirut.

  • Threads of Identity

    Widad Kamel Kawar

    A record of 50 years Kawar spent researching, collecting and preserving part of the Palestinian heritage.

  • Palestinian Embroidery Motifs

    Margarita Skinner

    The tradition of embroidery is one of the great art forms of village life in Palestine.

  • Nostos

    Maath al-Alousi

    Despite the layer of a sweet sadness that is suspended over it, the city does not sleep at night...

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    Niyazi Kizilyurek

    An intellectual journey in the modern political history of Cyprus.


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January 01, 2012

THE MIDDLE EAST - History in the Arab Skies

Books in Brief. This month's publications selected from those showcased at the 2011 Sharjah Book Fair. The second book on a list of six selected books was HISTORY IN THE ARAB SKIES, by Gerald Butt


History in the Arab Skies reveals the close relationship between the Middle East and aviation from the earliest days of flight and analyses the decisive impact it has had on the political complexion of the region. Remarkably, flimsy pioneering aircraft started to appear in Arab skies within only a few years of the Wright brothers' first powered flight that took place across the Channel that separates England and France. In 1910, when no airman had unyet succeeded in flying from London to Manchester, a spectacular aviation week was held in Cairo. Today, Gulf airlines are among the world's major international players, and Arab air forces are leading customers for military aircraft.


Reviewed by Fred Rhodes

The Middle East Magazine

Januaury 2012 Issue

History in the Arab Skies
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