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  • The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East

    Jay Solomon

    eBook (Random House, Aug. 23, 2016)
    From the Wall Street Journal reporter who’s been breaking news on the historic and potentially disastrous Iran nuclear deal comes a deeply reported exploration of the country’s decades-long power struggle with the United States—for readers of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower For more than a decade, the United States has been engaged in a war with Iran as momentous as any other in the Middle East—a war all the more significant as it has largely been hidden from public view. Through a combination of economic sanctions, global diplomacy, and intelligence work, successive U.S. administrations have struggled to contain Iran’s aspirations to become a nuclear power and dominate the region—what many view as the most serious threat to peace in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Iran has used regional instability to its advantage to undermine America’s interests. The Iran Wars is an absorbing account of a battle waged on many levels—military, financial, and covert. Jay Solomon’s book is the product of extensive in-depth reporting and interviews with all the key players in the conflict—from high-ranking Iranian officials to Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiating team. With a reporter’s masterly investigative eye and the narrative dexterity of a great historian, Solomon shows how Iran’s nuclear development went unnoticed for years by the international community only to become its top security concern. He catalogs the blunders of both the Bush and Obama administrations as they grappled with how to engage Iran, producing a series of both carrots and sticks. And he takes us inside the hotel suites where the 2015 nuclear agreement was negotiated, offering a frank assessment of the uncertain future of the U.S.-Iran relationship. This is a book rife with revelations, from the secret communications between the Obama administration and the Iranian government to dispatches from the front lines of the new field of financial warfare. For readers of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, The Iran Wars exposes the hidden history of a conflict most Americans don’t even realize is being fought, but whose outcome could have far-reaching geopolitical implications.Praise for The Iran Wars “The use of the word ‘wars,’ plural, in the title of this illuminating book tells the story: U.S.-Iranian relations have been troubled for many years. This deeply researched account of negotiations and their implications makes an important contribution to understanding the short- and long-term consequences of how we manage this difficult relationship.”—George P. Shultz, former secretary of state“An illuminating, deeply reported account from one of the best journalists writing about the Middle East today. Jay Solomon’s The Iran Wars offers a front-row view of the spy games, assassinations, political intrigue and high-stakes diplomacy that have defined relations with one of America’s most cunning and dangerous foes.”—Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS“A thorough yet concise survey of Iran’s buildup of nuclear technology since the 1980s, its troubling exporting of Shiite insurgency in countries around it, and the changing American reaction. Wall Street Journal chief foreign affairs correspondent [Jay] Solomon offers an evenhanded look at the backdoor schemes involving the building of Iran’s nuclear weapons and the world players involved in and against its machinations.”—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
  • The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East

    Jay Solomon

    Hardcover (Random House, Aug. 23, 2016)
    From the Wall Street Journal reporter who’s been breaking news on the historic and potentially disastrous Iran nuclear deal comes a deeply reported exploration of the country’s decades-long power struggle with the United States—for readers of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower For more than a decade, the United States has been engaged in a war with Iran as momentous as any other in the Middle East—a war all the more significant as it has largely been hidden from public view. Through a combination of economic sanctions, global diplomacy, and intelligence work, successive U.S. administrations have struggled to contain Iran’s aspirations to become a nuclear power and dominate the region—what many view as the most serious threat to peace in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Iran has used regional instability to its advantage to undermine America’s interests. The Iran Wars is an absorbing account of a battle waged on many levels—military, financial, and covert. Jay Solomon’s book is the product of extensive in-depth reporting and interviews with all the key players in the conflict—from high-ranking Iranian officials to Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiating team. With a reporter’s masterly investigative eye and the narrative dexterity of a great historian, Solomon shows how Iran’s nuclear development went unnoticed for years by the international community only to become its top security concern. He catalogs the blunders of both the Bush and Obama administrations as they grappled with how to engage Iran, producing a series of both carrots and sticks. And he takes us inside the hotel suites where the 2015 nuclear agreement was negotiated, offering a frank assessment of the uncertain future of the U.S.-Iran relationship. This is a book rife with revelations, from the secret communications between the Obama administration and the Iranian government to dispatches from the front lines of the new field of financial warfare. For readers of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, The Iran Wars exposes the hidden history of a conflict most Americans don’t even realize is being fought, but whose outcome could have far-reaching geopolitical implications.Praise for The Iran Wars “The use of the word ‘wars,’ plural, in the title of this illuminating book tells the story: U.S.-Iranian relations have been troubled for many years. This deeply researched account of negotiations and their implications makes an important contribution to understanding the short- and long-term consequences of how we manage this difficult relationship.”—George P. Shultz, former secretary of state“An illuminating, deeply reported account from one of the best journalists writing about the Middle East today. Jay Solomon’s The Iran Wars offers a front-row view of the spy games, assassinations, political intrigue and high-stakes diplomacy that have defined relations with one of America’s most cunning and dangerous foes.”—Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS“A thorough yet concise survey of Iran’s buildup of nuclear technology since the 1980s, its troubling exporting of Shiite insurgency in countries around it, and the changing American reaction. Wall Street Journal chief foreign affairs correspondent [Jay] Solomon offers an evenhanded look at the backdoor schemes involving the building of Iran’s nuclear weapons and the world players involved in and against its machinations.”—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
  • Murder of Willie Lincoln

    Solomon

    Paperback (Forge Trade, Nov. 12, 2019)
    The Murder of Willie Lincoln is an exciting historical fiction debut by award-winning journalist Burt Solomon.Washington City, 1862: The United States lies in tatters, and the Civil War seems without end, despite Abraham Lincoln’s determination to keep his beloved country united. Lincoln’s soul is tested when tragedy strikes the White House: Willie, Lincoln’s eleven-year-old son, the shining light in the president’s life, dies―of typhoid fever, the doctors say.Then a message arrives, suggesting that murder, not illness, caused Willie’s death. Lincoln asks John Hay, his trusted aide, to investigate. Hay, a boxer and a poet, is an adventurous, irreverent, skeptical, even cynical young man who is as close to Lincoln as a son.The more Hay unearths, the more daunting his task seems. Suspicions of a secessionist conspiracy within the Executive Mansion itself. A threat to Lincoln’s surviving sons. An extortion attempt against the president’s hellcat of a wife. As the war rages on, John Hay chases the truth of Willie’s murder through the loftiest and lowest corners of Washington City.As he closes in, he discovers just how far Lincoln’s enemies will go to keep him silent.
  • The Body Rondo Book

    Jim Solomon

    Paperback (Heritage Music Press, Aug. 10, 1997)
    All Grades - This collection of twelve body percussion rondos for rhythmic study progresses from easy to challenging in difficulty and is delightful for students and teachers! Even the easy pieces are musical and fun because of the skillfully written rhythmic combinations.
  • Psychology for the IB Diploma Coursebook

    Jacob Solomon

    Paperback (Cambridge University Press, Nov. 26, 2018)
    This series supports the latest Psychology syllabus (for first examination in 2019). Delve into human behaviour by studying real cases in this coursebook for the IB Psychology syllabus. Through studies of famous psychologists, students learn about the diversity of human behaviour and the factors that influence our decisions. International case studies and concise definitions of important concepts make this an ideal resource for learners whose first language is not English. Exam-style questions at the end of every chapter help students prepare for assessment. The coursebook covers both Standard and Higher Level content and suggested answers to the coursebook questions are at the back of the book.
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  • The Body Rondo Book by Jim Solomon

    Jim Solomon

    Paperback (Memphis Musicraft Publications, March 15, 1804)
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  • IB Psychology Higher Level

    Jacob Solomon

    Paperback (OSC Publishing, )
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  • Rust

    Jasper Solomon

    eBook (Trine Way Books, March 5, 2017)
    This is the story of The Little Woof, and his journey as he attempts to save his family, and his planet from certain doom. It is a tale of self-discovery and the many consequences of life.
  • Biology

    Solomon

    Paperback (Holt Rinehart & Winston, Aug. 16, 1996)
    The new edition of Science Foundations provides comprehensive coverage of single- and double-award GCSE science. It is fully revised and updated to match the new GCSE specifications, for teaching from September 2001. It contains all the material required for the foundation and higher tiers, with clear progression and explicit differentiation. 'Higher tier only' material is clearly marked in separate spreads. The language level is carefully controlled, with illustrations and layout specifically designed to make the concepts accessible. There are frequent opportunities for students to confirm their understanding of each key idea as it is introduced, via short questions and summary passages on each spread. The books include guidance for students on how to prepare for and answer their GCSE examinations, and a glossary of key words for ease of reference.
  • Rust

    Jasper Solomon

    Paperback (Trine Way Books, March 6, 2017)
    This is the story of The Little Woof, and his journey as he attempts to save his family, and his planet from certain doom. It is a tale of self-discovery and the many consequences of life.
  • Right In My Own Neighborhood

    Jef Solomon

    Paperback (lulu.com, March 21, 2009)
    This book was written by the author when he was 12-13 years of age. It consists of a collection of stories describing events experienced by the author in the North Carolina neighborhood where he lived with his family in the 1960's. The author is now in his early 50's, but he believes these simple but elegant stories will offer enjoyable reading to children ages 8-12 years of age. These stories might even be enjoyed by adults who also grew up in America at that time. The book is arranged chronologically in chapters, and would be enjoyed most if read from the beginning to the end. The book's illustrator, Jeff Wallenhaupt, now also in his 50's, grew up with the author in the neighborhood described in the book, and is the character "Wally" who appears in many of the stories. The illustrations were created by him around the same time as the book was written.
  • Spud Comes to Play

    Joan Solomon

    Hardcover (Trafalgar Square Publishing, )
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