America, Oil, And the Islamic Mind by Michael Youssef
This is an excellent little primer outlining the basic beliefs of the Islamic religion. In addition the reader is given a brief history of Islam and a peek into the mindset of the Muslim people. The biggest drawback is that it was last updated following the Gulf War in 1991, so what has happened since is, of course, not discussed. Still, I found Youssef’s understanding of how the Islamic people think, and why they are in constant conflict with the West, to be up to speed with modern times.