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- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99
Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize?nominated war correspondent. Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America?s war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green Beret who spent years in Afghanistan and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95
This fascinating look at the life of a modern-day professional soldier gives the reader an inside view of the deadly global war on terror. Herd argues that conflicting political objectives have muddied the way forward for the on-the-ground commanders and thus threaten the prospect of any real victory in Afghanistan. He uses everyday stories to make... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Chronicling the spectacular rise to power of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, this is an intimate profile of the one of the most powerful warlords to have dominated Afghanistan in the years since the Soviet withdrawal in the late 1980s. His rise from simple peasant villager to warrior against the repressive policies of the Taliban and Al Qaeda is told... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
This book utilises the growing phenomenon of British soldier narratives from Iraq and Afghanistan to explore how British soldiers make sense of their role on these complex, multi-dimensional operations. It aims to intervene in the debates within critical feminist scholarship over whether soldiers can ever be agents of peace. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 38.00
The Good War tackles the issue of NATO in Afghanistan, exploring NATO's evolution in the 1990s and blending NATO's transformation from a reactive defense organization into a pro-active risk manager with the ethic of liberalism. It raises questions such as why an alliance built upon the territorial defence of Europe ended up in Afghanistan. more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36
Modern warfare is almost always multilateral to one degree or another, requiring countries to cooperate as allies or coalition partners. Yet as the war in Afghanistan has made abundantly clear, multilateral cooperation is neither straightforward nor guaranteed. Countries differ significantly in what they are willing to do and how and where they are... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 36.59
Die Debatten um die Beziehungen zwischen Muslimen und Nicht-Muslimen scheinen diversen Konjunkturkurven zu folgen. Aufschwung erfahren die Debatten dann, wenn ein Ereignis auf mögliche Beziehungsdefizite hinweist, dieses Ereignis medial weit verbreitet und zu einem Schlüsselereignis wird. Wie gelingt es, mit derartigen Ereignissen den Widerstreit... more...
- Hurst 2010; US$ 14.50 US$ 12.47
This is the autobiography of the former Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan who negotiated with the US after 9/11 and spent time in Guantanomo. It is the first inside account of what motivates ordinary Afghans to join the Taliban. more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79
This book is the first documentation of Hottinger's Arabic and Islamic studies. It includes a biographical account of Hottinger, studies of his activities as a bibliographer of Arabic texts, as teacher of the Arabic language, as student of the history of Islam, and as a Protestant who used his work to engage in anti-Catholic polemics. more...
- I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 7.99
With the razor pen and keen intellect that have won him numerous loyal readers for his previous books, Egyptian economist Galal Amin here takes on the terms of the debate between the Arab world and the west. Amin deconstructs in his own inimitable style the language and underlying assumptions with which the west habitually assails Arab countries and... more...