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  • Coalition Challenges in Afghanistanby Gale A. Mattox; Stephen M. Grenier

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This book examines the experiences of a range of countries in the conflict in Afghanistan, with particular focus on the demands of operating within a diverse coalition of states. After laying out the challenges of the Afghan conflict in terms of objectives, strategy, and mission, case studies of 15 coalition members—each written by a country expert—discuss... more...

  • American Engineer in Afghanistanby Marjorie Jewett Bell

    University of Minnesota Press 1948; US$ 72.00

    An American Engineer in Afghanistan was first published in 1948. The legend of Afghanistan as "The Forbidden Country" grew chiefly from a warning of the British Indian Government which once guarded the Afghan frontier north of the Khyber Pass -- "It is absolutely forbidden to cross this border into Afghanistan." A glance at the... more...

  • Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouseby Damien Lewis; Suraya Sadeed

    Hyperion 2011; US$ 24.99

    Includes a Reading Group Guide and Author Q&A     “ For years, Suraya Sadeed has worked tirelessly to help the people of her war-scarred homeland. This terrific memoir is the story of her struggles, her sacrifices, and her hopes. It is the moving life story of a remarkable woman who has overcome personal... more...

  • Conflict in Afghanistanby Frank A. Clements

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    This work is a comprehensive A-Z study of the history of conflict in Afghanistan from 1747 to the 21st century. It considers the origins and root causes of conflict in Afghanistan, the country's cultural and ethnic structure, and the important subjects of geography and climate. more...

  • Rescuing Afghanistanby William Maley

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Moving far beyond clumsy stereotypes of Afghan affairs, William Maley shows that only a long-term commitment from the wider world – of a type that is rarely if ever found – offers a reasonable prospect of rescuing Afghanistan from the dangers it continues to face. more...

  • L' Occident imaginaireby Nassib Samir El-Husseini

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1998; US$ 29.25

    Quelle est la représentation que le monde arabe se fait de l'Occident? En retraçant les principaux événements historiques ayant eu un impact décisif sur cette perception, en identifiant le moment historique où l'on a pris conscience de l'existence de l'Occident et en relatant les phénomènes d'idéalisation... more...

  • Strike and Destroyby Stjepan G. Mestrovic

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    In a "spontaneous-combustion theory" of war crimes, Jeremy Morlock and 11 other soldiers were charged with having murdered 3 Afghans, as if they just spontaneously did monstrous things. But in an extraordinary court-martial the Defense showed that in fact the atrocities originated in a failure of leadership and a dysfunctional brigade climate.... more...

  • A Concise History of the Arabsby John McHugo

    Saqi 2013; US$ 10.99

    The key to understanding the Arab world - today and in the future - lies in unlocking its past. John McHugo unfolds centuries of political, social and intellectual development, from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Taking the reader beyond the headlines, McHugo presents a series of turning points in Arab history: the mission of the Prophet... more...

  • Gettysburgby Ben Nussbaum

    Lumina Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Regarded as the turning point of the American Civil War, Gettysburg commemorates a three-day battle that took place in an unimportant” Pennsylvania town over one hundred and fifty years ago. From the first shots fired at 7:30 a.m. on July 1, 1863 in a field west of Gettysburg, along the Chambersburg Pike, to Robert E. Lee’s losing gamble known as... more...

  • The Light Garden of the Angel Kingby Peter Levi

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    From time immemorial Afghanistan has both been a fortress of faith and a mountainous crossroads. Through its high valleys merchants traded Chinese porcelains, bundles of indigo cloth, sacks of lapis lazuli, golden jewellery, emeralds and fine carvings from both east and west. Ancient scrolls and beliefs entered the land in satchels of Buddhist pilgrims... more...