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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95
This fascinating look at the life of a modern-day professional soldier gives the reader an inside view of the deadly global war on terror. Herd argues that conflicting political objectives have muddied the way forward for the on-the-ground commanders and thus threaten the prospect of any real victory in Afghanistan. He uses everyday stories to make... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Chronicling the spectacular rise to power of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, this is an intimate profile of the one of the most powerful warlords to have dominated Afghanistan in the years since the Soviet withdrawal in the late 1980s. His rise from simple peasant villager to warrior against the repressive policies of the Taliban and Al Qaeda is told... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
This book utilises the growing phenomenon of British soldier narratives from Iraq and Afghanistan to explore how British soldiers make sense of their role on these complex, multi-dimensional operations. It aims to intervene in the debates within critical feminist scholarship over whether soldiers can ever be agents of peace. more...