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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
In the ten years since Anchor first published Elizabeth and Robert Fernea's award-winning The Arab World: Personal Encounters , vast political and economic shifts have taken place: the end of the Iran/Iraq War and the Lebanese civil war; the outbreak of the Gulf War; the historic 1993 peace accords between Israel and the Palestinians, to name just... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
The September 11, 2001, terror attacks orchestrated by al-Qaeda prompted the United States to declare a "War on Terror." When the Taliban government of Afghanistan refused to extradite al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, an American-led coalition went to war with Afghanistan, overthrowing the Taliban government. However, the coalition did not... more...
- Dundurn Press 2008; US$ 29.95
By every principle of war, every shred of military logic, logistics support to Canada's Task Force Orion in Afghanistan should have collapsed in July 2006. There are few countries that offer a greater challenge to logistics than Afghanistan, and yet Canadian soldiers lived through an enormous test on this deadly international stage - a monumental... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00
In the Middle Ages, a varied and vibrant Islamic culture flourished in all its aspects, from religious institutions to legal and scientific endeavors. Lassner, Reisman, and Bonner detail how all three montheist traditions are linked to the same sacred history. They trace the most current scholarship on the Arabian background to Islam, the prophet's... more...
- Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 24.99
Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent ? she is candid, self-deprecating, and funny. At first an awkward newbie in Afghanistan, she grows into a wisecracking, seasoned reporter with grave concerns about the ability of US might to win hearts and minds in the region. As she does the ?Taliban shuffle? between conflict zones, Barker... more...
- Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 12.95
SEPARATING FINGER-PAINTED GENIUS FROM CRAYON-DOODLED CRAP Kids create them. Parents submit them. An art critic reviews them. And don?t think for one second he doesn?t know exactly what he?s talking about! With characteristically overblown, egotistical, WTF critiques, this book hilariously deconstructs works of children?s art as if they were... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
They were collectively known as ?The Rock.? For one year, in 2007-2008, Sebastian Junger accompanied 30 men—a single platoon—from the storied 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army as they fought their way through a remote valley in eastern Afghanistan.Over the course of five trips, Junger was in more firefights than he could count, as men he knew were killed... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 14.99
Christopher Alexander was sent to Afghanistan in 2003, charged with supporting the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, part of the global response to 9/11. Primarily covering the years 2001 to 2011, The Long Way Back tells the story of the historic achievements and bitter disappointments encountered on the road to political stability... more...