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  • 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$ 18.12

    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...

  • Canada in Afghanistanby Peter Pigott

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 16.99

    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$ 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...

  • SEAL of Honorby Gary Williams

    Naval Institute Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, commander of Navy SEAL Team 10, posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 28 June 2005 during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Michael was the first recipient of the nation?s highest military honor as a result of U.S. involvement... 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...

  • No Easy Taskby Colonel Bernd Horn; Emily Spencer

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Special Operations Forces in Afghanistanby Leigh Neville; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Intelligence specialist Leigh Neville identifies, describes and illustrates the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the US and other Allied (Coalition) forces committed to the 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan since 2001, providing a fascinating insight into specific operations detailing weapons, equipment and experiences in combat. With a surprising amount... more...

  • I is for Infidelby Kathy Gannon

    PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 12.95

    A gripping, intimately-observed history of Afghanistan from 1986 to the presentóby the longest-serving Western journalist in the regionóoverturns our conventional and simplistic understandings. more...

  • Afghanistanby Stephen Tanner

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    An up-to-date edition of the only military history of Afghanistan, including the recent operations by American and Afghan forces fighting the Taliban insurgency more...