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  • The Great Gambleby Gregory Feifer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    ?Fascinating?.A highly readable history of the conflict.? ? New York Times Book Review In The Great Gamble , a groundbreaking account of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer vividly depicts the war that contributed greatly to the demise of the USSR, and that offers striking lessons for the 21st century,... more...

  • Soldiers of Godby Robert D. Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    First time in paperback, with a new Introduction and final chapter World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin?the ?soldiers of god??whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders. In Soldiers... more...

  • Varieties of Muslim Experienceby Lawrence Rosen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    In Varieties of Muslim Experience , anthropologist Lawrence Rosen explores aspects of Arab Muslim life that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. He ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim scientist might be attracted to fundamentalism, and why the Prophet must be protected from blasphemous cartoons.... more...

  • 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...

  • The Venture of Islam, Volume 1by Marshall G. S. Hodgson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    The Venture of Islam has been honored as a magisterial work of the mind since its publication in early 1975. In this three-volume study, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson traces and interprets the historical development of Islamic civilization from before the birth of Muhammad to the middle of the twentieth century. This work grew out of... 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...

  • 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$ 18.32

    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 Shah... more...

  • Captiveby Jere Van Dyk

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 22.99

    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...