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  • The Afghan Papersby Michael Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    In 2006, British forces entered the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in what would become one of the defining military campaigns of the decade. At great cost in blood and treasure, the UK waged a protracted counter-insurgency against a resurgent Taliban. But how was the decision taken to commit Britain to such a difficult and drawn out campaign?... more...

  • Good Morning Afghanistanby Waseem Mahmood; Julia Dillon

    Eye Books 2008; US$ 10.14

    The true story of how a courageous band of media warriors assisted a broken nation in finding a voice through the radio. Waseem Mahmood lost almost everything when his brother broke a confidence and filed a story in the world's highest circulating tabloid newspaper, the News of the World. He feared he would never work in broadcast media again, and... more...

  • No Lack of Courageby Bernd Horn; R.J. Hillier

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 1.50

    No Lack of Courage is the story of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Operation Medusa, the largely Canadian action in Afghanistan from 1 to 17 September 2006, to dislodge a heavily entrenched Taliban force in the Pashmul district of Afghanistans Kandahar Province. more...

  • Endgame in Afghanistanby Hiranmay Karlekar

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 36.00

    Taking an analytical multi-disciplinary approach, this book presents the kind of comprehensive picture of the Afghan war and its consequences that no other book has done more...

  • Arabian Society Middle Agesby Clifford Edmund Bosworth; Edward William Lane; Stanley Lane-Poole

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terrorby Barnett R. Rubin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Barnett Rubin has been one of the world's leading authorities on Afghanistan for over two decades, and in this work, he offers a comprehensive portrait of that country's tumultuous recent history. The book begins by tracing how Afghanistan became the first major post-Cold War conflict, and how Islamic radicalism took hold there. The second part focuses... more...

  • Above the Din of Warby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt exposing himself to grave dangers crisscrossing Afghanistan to interview an astonishing array of Afghans. Readers find emotional commentary from a former warlord; blunt talk from a Taliban judge; harrowing stories of abuse from teen-age victims of self-immolation; the economic realities of poppy growers; and many... more...

  • A Concise History of the Arabsby John McHugo

    The New Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab world commands Western headlines, even as its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. Perhaps no other region is so closely linked to contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences... more...

  • Danger Closeby Steve Call

    Texas A&M University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    ?America had a secret weapon,? writes Steve Call of the period immediately following September 11, 2001, as planners contemplated the invasion of Afghanistan. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support (CAS) who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime,... more...

  • American Spartanby Ann Scott Tyson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize?nominated war correspondent. Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America?s war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green Beret who spent years in Afghanistan and... more...