Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Oman History. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 3rd Grade Social Studies: Daily Practice Workbook | 20 Weeks of Fun Activities | History | Civic and Government | Geography | Economics | + Video ... Each Question (Social Studies by ArgoPrep)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

Social Studies Daily Practice Workbook by ArgoPrep allows students to build foundational skills and review concepts. Our workbooks explore social studies topics in-depth with ArgoPrep’s 5 E’s to build social studies mastery. Our workbooks offer students 20 weeks of practice of various social studies skills required for 3rd Grade including History,  Civics and Government,  Geography , and  Economics. Students will explore science topics in-depth with ArgoPrep’s 5 E’S to build social studies mastery. Engaging with the topic: Read a short text on the topic and answer multiple-choice questions. Exploring the topic: Interact with the topic on a deeper level by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. Explaining the topic: Make sense of the topic by explaining and beginning to draw conclusions about the data. Experimenting with the topic: Investigate the topic through hands-on, easy to implement experiments. Elaborating on the topic: Reflect on the topic and use all information learned to draw conclusions and evaluate results. ArgoPrep’s 3rd Grade Social Studies  Daily Practice Workbook is state-aligned and aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Here’s a preview of what our workbook covers! World Communities Landforms Bodies of Water Maps & Globes World Explorers World Settlers Cultures & Traditions: Past and Present Arts, Music & Dance Folktales World Languages World Leaders Laws Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities Human Rights Basic Needs & Wants Natural Resources Goods & Services Producers & Consumers World Resources ArgoPrep is one of the leading providers of K-8 supplemental educational products. At ArgoPrep, our goal is to provide you with the best workbooks and learning experience. Just in the past year, ArgoPrep has received many awards for it’s curriculum and workbooks. ArgoPrep is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award, 2019 Seal of Approval from, 2019 National Parenting Products Award, Tillywig Brain Child Award, and a Gold Medal Parent’s Choice Award Winner. If you have any suggestions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to email us at or chat with us live on our website at

  • Author: ArgoPrep
  • Publisher: Argo Brothers (January 17, 2021)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1951048716
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.44 x 11 inches


2. Barack Obama Book: The Biography of Barack Obama

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

University Press returns with another short and captivating biography of one of history’s most compelling figures, Barack Obama. Barack Obama is considered one of the most significant figures of the 21st century. He was the first African-American President of the United States, his signature “Obamacare” Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extended health insurance coverage to 20 million Americans, he is credited with pulling the American economy back from the brink of an economic depression, he expanded federal hate crime laws to include crimes motivated by a victim’s gender or sexual orientation, he ended the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the U.S. armed forces, his administration urged the Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage bans (which it did), he nominated two women (and America’s first Hispanic) to the Supreme Court, he substantially escalated the use of drone strikes against terrorists associated with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, he committed the United States to the Paris Agreement on global climate change, he brokered the JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran, he normalized U.S. relations with Cuba, and he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961. His mother was a white American from Kansas. His father was a black East African from Kenya. He grew up in Seattle, Honolulu, and Jakarta, attended college in Los Angeles, graduated from Columbia University in New York, graduated from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, met and married his wife, Michelle, in Chicago, and, for eight years, lived in the White House in Washington D.C. This short book tells the intensely human story of a man who changed the world in a way that no one else could.

  • Author: University Press
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People
  • ISBN: 979-8718514575
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.16 x 8 inches


3. The Dr Sebi Diet Cookbook With Pictures: The Nutritional Guide with Easy Alkaline Diet Recipes & Food List. 21-Day Meal Plan Based on Dr Sebi Products & Herbs

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

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  • Author: Olivia Shields
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 18, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 979-8566451749
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches


4. Arabian Assignment: Operations in Oman and the Yemen (The Extraordinary Life of Colonel David Smiley)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

This remarkable memoir provides fascinating insight into two conflicts that arose in southern Arabia in the decades following the Second World War. It should be essential reading for anyone who enjoys the work of Dan Mills, Mark Urban and Adam Jowett. Thirteen years after serving as an SOE agent in World War Two David Smiley was invited to take command of the Sultan's armed forces in Muscat and Oman. With the help of an SAS contingent, helicopters, supply aircraft and rocket-firing Venoms, in addition to the Sultan’s own forces, Smiley led a brilliant campaign against the Saudi-backed insurrection in the mountainous terrain of the Jebel Akhdar. Two years after the successful conclusion of this conflict Smiley was invited once again to the Arabian Peninsula, but this time to support and advise royalist forces in the Yemen against a republican coup. Yet, this book is not only about guerrilla tactics and armed conflict but also provides vivid insight into the Arab way of life in the 1950s and 1960s. “It is a splendid tale, excellently told” British Army Review “For students of guerrilla war … this book is required reading” Julian Amery, The Daily Telegraph “everyone will enjoy this straightforward account of a little-known part of the world written by an honest soldier with no axe to grind.” RUSI Journal “exciting reading” Bernard Fergusson, The Sunday Times “Smiley’s must be the best and most authoritative account of this action” The Financial Times “a highly readable story of personal adventure.” Infantry Journal Arabian Assignment recounts the activities that Smiley undertook during the course of the Jebel Akhdar War in Oman and the North Yemen Civil War, both of which have shaped the history of the Arabian Peninsula to this day. It is brilliant account of irregular warfare from one of its most influential proponents.

  • Author: David Smiley
  • Publisher: Sapere Books (September 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical
  • ISBN: 978-1800550094
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.76 x 9 inches


5. Travels in Arabia: Travels in Oman (Oman in History)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

THE GROUND-BREAKING VISIT TO OMAN BY JAMES RAYMOND WELLSTED, IN 1835, gave the first comprehensive view of the country to the wider world. This edition is retyped for clarity and includes modern photography to add insight. Wellsted arrived in Muscat with the intention to travel not only extensively though Oman, but eventually into the central region of Arabia. His journey though Oman offers a very sympathetic view of the people and their culture using his experience of over 13 years travelling in the Arab world. This is a remarkable book, written in an easy style about a region whose culture is recognisable from the vivid descriptions of Wellsted.

  • Author: James R Wellsted
  • Publisher: Arabesque Travel (June 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Travel, Asia
  • ISBN: 978-1998997022
  • Dimensions: 5.98 x 0.77 x 9.02 inches


6. The First Sultan of Zanzibar: Scrambling for Power and Trade in the Nineteenth Century Indian Ocean

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

The Indian Ocean was long one of the world’s most important trade zones, controlled by Arab and Indian merchants. But in the 19th century, the British-French rivalry spilled over into the Indian Ocean. Pirates looted, adventurers sought their fortunes, and Italian spies and American whalers got in on the action. Meanwhile, the Omanis consolidated their empire, and Sa’id bin Sultan moved the imperial capital to Zanzibar and manipulated the British-French rivalry to his advantage, with the slave trade playing a critical role. In this volume, Nicolini provides a colorful portrait of a turbulent time.

  • Author: Beatrice Nicolini
  • Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers; Revised ed. edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1558765443
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.49 x 9 inches


7. Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia.   Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments—from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad’s use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic—have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today’s politically fractured post–Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity.

  • Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (April 30, 2019)
  • Genre: History, World


8. The War in Northern Oman: Muscat and the Sultanate of Oman, 1954-1962 (Middle East@War)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

The war fought in northern Oman from 1954 until the mid-1960s is almost completely forgotten. Even amongst contemporary military historians, it is considered less frequently than the subsequent – and widely published – Dhofar War. Though ‘small’, it was a conflict of crucial importance for the nation on the southeastern side of the Arab Peninsula. While usually thought to have been fought – and won – exclusively by special forces, capacity building, and training of native forces, a closer look reveals an entirely different picture. The victory and lasting peace were actually secured by a conventional military campaign dominated by offensive operations, followed by an entirely separate civilian development program. The role of special forces was overemphasized – not only in regards of their relative number of operations, but also in regards of their impact – while the insurgency was suppressed by punitive means, and the capacity building remained limited during the war. It was only once offensive operations were completed that the development program contributed to the lasting peace. This peace, in turn, would have been impossible without the conventional military campaign. As such, this ‘small’ conflict proved of crucial importance for the nation on the southeastern side of the Arab Peninsula. The War in Northern Oman provides a detailed account of the political dynamics which led to the eruption of violence, but foremost examines the use of force, the wider conventional military campaign, operations by special forces, military capacity building, and the application of soft power factors for civilian capacity building. Moreover, it emphasizes the process of reconciliation and international engagement. Based on extensive research in official documentation, and including numerous personal testimonies, this volume – richly illustrated by photographs provided by veterans – provides exclusive coverage of one of very few wars in which a grassroots insurgency suffered a clear-cut military defeat.

  • Author: Peter Shergold
  • Publisher: Helion and Company (July 15, 2021)
  • Genre: History, Middle East
  • ISBN: 978-1913336332
  • Dimensions: 8.35 x 0.15 x 11.77 inches


9. In the Service of the Sultan: A First Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

A memoir of how a small number of British officers led Muslim soldiers in the hard-fought anti-insurgency war that has shaped today’s Gulf.   While the Americans were fighting in Vietnam, a struggle of even greater strategic significance was taking place in the Middle East: The Sultanate of Oman stood guard at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf, and thus controlled the movement of oil from that region. In the 1960s and 70s, the Communists tried to seize this artery and, had they succeeded, the consequences for the West and for the Middle East would have been disastrous—and yet, few people have ever heard of this geo-political drama at the height of the Cold War.   In the Service of the Sultan “is an enthralling book. In a mere 180 pages, Ian Gardiner, an army officer who fought with the Sultan of Oman’s forces, succeeds in three major objectives. He describes what it is like to be a young officer leading men of different nationalities into combat against wily and courageous guerrillas. He captures the landscape and the spirit of Oman, ‘that entrancing, fascinating, hauntingly beautiful country.’ Finally, he puts the battles he fought in their geopolitical context . . . It should be read with enduring pleasure by anyone who wishes to reaffirm his pride in his country and in its fighting forces” ( The Telegraph ).   “For anyone interested in understanding the ingredients behind a successful counterinsurgency campaign, In the Service of the Sultan is a must read.”— Imperial Armour Blogspot   “Politics, history, irregular warfare, religion, and international affairs: all are ingredients in this absorbing, informative read.”—Oxford & Cambridge Club Military History Group

  • Author: Ian Gardiner
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military; 1st edition (January 19, 2007)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences


10. The Making of the Modern Gulf States: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman (Routledge Library Editions: The Gulf Book 10)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Oman History - August 2021

The Gulf States are the focus of great international interest – yet their fabulous evolution from pearl-fishing to oil-drilling, their individuality and variety, are screened by a thick cloud of petro-dollars. This book, first published in 1989, tells the story of their formation, their evolution from colonial dependency to statehood, and their transformation by oil. The result is an informed and balanced picture of the political, economic, religious and cultural character of the area. It is also a story of the powerful families and their sheikhs that have had to hurry these states into the modern world; of the interchanging role of political and economic dependence, the influence of the oil industry, the influx of workers from abroad, and the varying forces acting on the Gulf States.

  • Author: Rosemarie Said Zahlan
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1st edition (February 5, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences