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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Afghan Endgamesby Hy Rothstein; John Arquilla

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    The United States and its allies have been fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan for a decade in a war that either side could still win. While a gradual drawdown has begun, significant numbers of US combat troops will remain in Afghanistan until at least 2014, perhaps longer, depending on the situation on the ground and the outcome of the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Afghanistanby Ludwig W. Adamec

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 109.99

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan contains substantial new material to reflect the rapid changes in the region. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects... more...

  • Six Months Without Sundaysby Max Benitz

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 6.75

    Max Benitz reports from the frontline of a highly controversial war in a perceptive and revealing account of several months spent in Afghanistan with this world-famous infantry battalion. Training with them and living amongst them as they undertake their tour in Helmand province, Benitz gives a unique insight into the pressures faced by those who risk... more...

  • The Development of Taliban Factions in Afghanistan and Pakistanby Agha Amin; David J. Osinski; Paul Andre DeGeorges

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This work pieces together an understanding of the Afghanistan War, primarily through the principle author’s knowledge and writings, secondarily through relevant books and articles by other authors. The goal is to provide a “primer” that individuals with little understanding of this region can use to educate themselves on the real issues... more...

  • Arabs in Historyby Bernard Lewis

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In this classic work Bernard Lewis examines the key issues of Arab development - their identity, the national revival which cemented the creation of the Islamic state, and the social and economic pressures that destroyed the Arab kingdom and created the Islamic empire. He analyses the forces which contributed to that empire's eventual decline and the... more...

  • Crossing Zeroby Elizabeth Gould; Paul Fitzgerald

    City Lights Publishers 2011; US$ 16.99

    The war in Afghanistan has become the most complex foreign policy problem the United States has ever faced, spreading into Pakistan and involving the conflicting interests of Russia, India, China and Iran. Written as a companion to Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald's widely acclaimed book Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story , Crossing... more...

  • Battle Story: Kabul 1842by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.80

    Kabul is a name that has had much resonance in current affairs over the last few years, however its place in military history can be charted much further back to the first British incursions into Afghanistan during the 19th century. The First Anglo-Afghan War saw British India attempting to obtain power over Central Asia by gaining control of Afghanistan.... more...

  • Confessions of a Mullah Warriorby Masood Farivar

    Atlantic Books 2009; US$ 14.57

    Masood Farivar was ten years old when his childhood in a then peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan was shattered by the Soviet invasion of 1979. Fleeing across the border to Pakistan, Masood entered a madrassa for refugees, but soon returned to his home to join the anti-Soviet jihad. Two years later, having fought alongside the Afghan mujahideen... more...