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  • Enduring the Freedomby Sean Maloney

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    Within hours of the September 11 attacks, Sean M. Maloney deciphered that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were the aggressors behind the despicable act. A war in Afghanistan then was inevitable. As a military historian, Maloney was determined to go there to study and record the events for posterity, if for no other reason than the education of his future... more...

  • The Classical Heritage in Islamby Franz Rosenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The influence of classical antiquity on the religious disciplines, theology, mysticism and law of Islam cannot be overestimated. This work demonstrates the significance of the classical heritage by drawing together a great range of literary renderings, paraphrases, commentaries and imitations, as well as independent Islamic elaborations. Professor... more...

  • The Interrogatorsby Chris Mackey; Greg Miller

    Little, Brown and Company 2004; US$ 2.99

    An unprecedented look at the front line of the war against terror: the inside story of five American interrogators, thousands of prisoners, and the race for the truth. More than 3,000 prisoners in the war on terrorism have been captured, held, and interrogated in Afghanistan alone. But no one knows what transpired in those interactions between prisoner... more...

  • Afghanistanby Nabi Misdaq

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Afghan society is analyzed from a fresh standpoint in this book which discusses the country?s two and a half centuries of socio-political disquiet and outside interference. The author explores the continuous struggle between the central government and the cornerstone of the present state, the tribes. In its examination of the interchange between the... more...

  • Afghanistan, Arms and Conflictby Michael Vinay Bhatia; Mark Sedra

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive assessment of small arms and security-related issues in post-9/11 Afghanistan. It includes case studies which reveal the findings of in-depth field research on hitherto neglected regions of the country, and provides a distinctive balance of thematic analysis, conceptual models and empirical research.... 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...

  • The Great Gambleby Gregory Feifer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    ?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...

  • 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...