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  • Canada in Afghanistanby Peter Pigott

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 1.50

    As the war escalates in Afghanistan, Canadians are asking why we are there. This book is an introduction to what is happening and what we can expect through 2009. more...

  • Captiveby Jere Van Dyk

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 7.39

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • No Easy Taskby Bernd Horn; Emily Spencer

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 9.99

    Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. Those who have ventured into Afghanistan with notions of controlling its people have soon discovered that fighting in that rugged, hostile land is no easy task. This collection of essays examines this legacy of conflict, particularly from a Canadian perspective. more...

  • O ye Gentlemen: Arabic Studies on Science and Literary Cultureby Arnoud Vrolijk; Jan Hogendijk

    BRILL 2007; US$ 265.00

    O ye Gentlemen explores two permanent and vital strands in Arabic culture: the Greek tradition in science and philosophy and the literary tradition. More than thirty essays demonstrate that the strands freely interweave within the broader scope of Schrifttum. more...

  • Statebuilding in Afghanistanby Nik Hynek; Péter Marton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume empirically maps and theorises NATO-ISAF?s contribution to peacebuilding and reconstruction in Afghanistan. The book provides a contextual framework of the NATO participation in Afghanistan; it offers an outline of the security situation in Afghanistan and discusses geopolitical, historical, and military factors that are related... more...

  • On Afghanistan's Plainsby Jules Stewart

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Britain?s military involvement in Afghanistan is a contentious subject, yet it is often forgotten that the current conflict is in fact the fourth in a string of such wars dating back more than 170 years. During the nineteenth century, the days of the Great Game rivalry in Central Asia, the British feared that if Russia were to gain a foothold in Afghanistan... more...

  • Ghosts of Afghanistanby Jonathan Steele

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 25.99

    A masterful blend of graphic reporting, illuminating interviews, and insightful analysis. Ghosts of Afghanistan is the first account of Afghanistan's turbulent recent history by an independent eyewitness. Jonathan Steele, an award-winning journalist and commentator, has covered the country since his first visit there as a reporter in 1981. He tracked... more...

  • Top Trails: Sacramentoby Steve Evans

    Wilderness Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    Near Sacramento, numerous trails access the Central Valley?s wildlife-filled wetlands and traverse riverside forests and grasslands. In the Coast Range and Sierra foothills, trails lead to scenic waterfalls, wildflower-studded meadows, and high mountain lakes. Longtime Sacramento resident and intrepid hiker Steve Evans has selected the 43 must-do?... more...