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  • 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$ 30.00

    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...

  • A Rope and a Prayerby David Rohde; Kristen Mulvihill

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    - The New York Times Book Review "Vivid...A fine read." - Time "An important and valuable story of love, faith and courage." - The Washington Post "Gripping." - The Boston Globe "[A] singular and harrowing account of a journalist's captivity in the most important place on earth, and what it means to be the one left behind." ... more...

  • The Wrong Warby Bing West

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Advanced Praise for The Wrong War: ?Bing West is many things?a battle-wise veteran, a skeptical journalist, and above all a brilliant chronicler of America?s post-9/11 wars. His latest book provides a gripping account of the tactical realities in Afghanistan, but, no less important, it offers strategic counsel at a time when the Obama administration?and... 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...

  • 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...