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  • The Wars of Afghanistanby Peter Tomsen

    PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 25.99

    This revelatory, unprecedented, insider?s account of Afghanistan?s history since the 1970s, and of U.S. involvement, is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about the current war more...

  • Encyclopedias about Muslim Civilisationsby Aptin Khanbaghi

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 143.00

    The first volume in the Muslim Civilisations Abstracts series is a reference catalogue of 200 annotated bibliographies and abstracts of encyclopedias published during the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Material has been made available in English, Arabic and Turkish. Volumes in the series seek not only to represent the diversity of... more...

  • Afghanistanby Geoffrey Hayes; Mark Sedra

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2008; US$ 42.95

    Many have questioned the wisdom of the international intervention in Afghanistan in light of the escalation of violence and instability in the country in the past few years. Particularly uncertain are Canadians, who have been inundated with media coverage of an increasingly dirty war in southern Afghanistan, one in which Canadians are at the frontline... more...

  • Military Adaptation in Afghanistanby Theo Farrell; Frans Osinga; James Russell

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    When NATO took charge of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for Afghanistan in 2003, ISAF conceptualized its mission largely as a stabilization and reconstruction deployment. However, as the campaign has evolved and the insurgency has proved to more resistant and capable, key operational imperatives have emerged, including military... more...

  • The Last Warlordby Brian Glyn Williams

    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...

  • The Long Way Backby Chris Alexander

    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...

  • Lost Decencyby Atta Arghandiwal

    Influence Publishing Inc 2014; US$ 9.99

    Every refugee’s story deserves to be heard, but many memoirs written by exiles represent the country’s more privileged classes with money and means. In Lost Decency, Arghandiwal shares the Afghan people’s untold story, embodied in his turbulent journey to escape the war-torn country. Lost Decency is a best-selling memoir and an IBPA... more...

  • Is That a Picasso on Your Fridge?by Dan Consiglio

    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...

  • American Spartanby Ann Scott Tyson

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger?s War in this unique, poignantly dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan, written by a veteran war correspondent?one of the most remarkable stories of love and war ever told. Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America?s war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green... more...

  • The Taliban Shuffleby Kim Barker

    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...