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  • Afghanistanby Chris Johnson; Jolyon Leslie

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 26.95

    Drawing on long experience of living and working in Afghanistan, Chris Johnson and Jolyon Leslie examine what the changes of recent years have meant in terms of Afghans' sense of their own identity and hopes for the future. more...

  • Falling Terrorism and Rising Conflictsby Hooman Peimani

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 80.00

    Analyzes the long-term impact of the fall of the Taliban not only on Afghanistan, but also on the South and West Asia regions. more...

  • A Rope and a Prayerby David Rohde; Kristen Mulvihill

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction by the Taliban, and his wife's struggle to free him. In November 2008, David Rohde, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times , was kidnapped by the Taliban and held captive for seven months in the tribal areas of Pakistan. In the process,... more...

  • The Wrong Warby Bing West

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this definitive account of the conflict, acclaimed war correspondent and bestselling author Bing West provides a practical way out of Afghanistan. Drawing on his expertise as both a combat-hardened Marine and a former assistant secretary of defense, West has written a tour de force narrative, rich with vivid characters... more...

  • A Brief History of Afghanistanby Shaista Wahab

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40

    Afghanistan has long been considered a remote and uninviting country to all but its closest neighbors. This lightly populated agricultural and pastoral nation has guarded its independence in the age of European imperialism thanks in large part to its limited perceived value. Political isolation?reinforced by a conservative tribal culture?kept most... more...

  • Afghanistanby Sandy Gall

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.29

    This book is an account of Sandy Gall's last trip to Afghanistan in 1986 to report the war. It tells of his journey, with all its hardships and dangers, as well as explaining the background to the war including some dramatic pictures of the fighting. Sandy Gall chose to revisit the man he regards as the outstanding commander in Afghanistan, Ahmed... more...

  • Captiveby Jere Van Dyk

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 17.99

    An American reporter's chilling account of being kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, in the no-man's-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan Jere Van Dyk was on the wrong side of the border. He and three Afghan guides had crossed into the tribal areas of Pakistan, where no Westerner had ventured for years, hoping to reach the home of a local... more...

  • Medieval Islamby Gustave E. von Grunebaum

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    From the Preface:   "This book book has grown out of a series of public lectures delivered in the spring of 1945 in the Division of the Humanities of the University of Chicago. It proposes to outline the cultural orientation of the Muslim Middle Ages, with eastern Islam as the center of attention. It attempts to characterize the medieval Muslim's... more...

  • Afghanistanby Angelo Rasanayagam

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 27.00

    Afghanistan dominates the news today, as it often did during the Soviet occupation two decades ago. But even in the 19th and early 20th centuries at the height of the Great Game, Afghanistan was the focal point of East-West relations. Squeezed between Russia, China, India and Persia, its tortured history provides an extraordinary glimpse into the patterns... more...

  • Afghan Frontierby Victoria Schofield

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 21.00

    ?The most dangerous place in the world.? - Barack Obama The borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan have become the arena for a global conflict with consequences that defy prediction. Afghan Frontier traces the history of this region as a hotly contested battlefield for millennia. At the crossroads of Central Asia, gateway to India and the West,... more...