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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes
by Anand Gopal
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1     The Last Days of Vice and Virtue Early in the morning on September 11, 2001, deep amid the jagged heights of the Hindu Kush, something terrible took place. When teenager Noor Ahmed arrived that day in Gayawa to buy firewood, he knew it... (read more)

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An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir
An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir
by Phyllis Chesler
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Few westerners will ever be able to understand Muslim or Afghan society unless they are part of a Muslim family. Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn, embarked on an adventure that has lasted for more than... (read more)

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A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story
by Qais Akbar Omar
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Twenty-three years ago—after the Soviets left and before the Taliban came to power—Kabul was a garden where seven-year-old Qais Akbar Omar flew kites from the roof of his grandfathers house. Then came the hollow sounds of rocket fire... (read more)

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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
by Jenny Nordberg
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An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a... (read more)

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The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban
The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban
by Sarah Chayes
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From a beloved former NPR reporter comes a news-breaking eyewitness account of how the U.S. government and armed forces allowed, and even abetted, the tragic return to violent warlordism in Afghanistan following the defeat of the Taliban.... (read more)

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Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan
Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan
by Tamim Ansary
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Today, most people in the West still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between Western democracies and Islamist terrorism. That war is real; its happening; but it sits atop an older struggle, between Kabul and the countryside, between order and... (read more)

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An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan
An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan
by Alex Strick Van Linschoten
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To this day, the belief is widespread that the Taliban and al-Qaeda are synonymous, that their ideology and objectives are closely intertwined, and that they have made common cause against the West for decades. In An Enemy We Created, Alex Strick van... (read more)

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Opium Nation (11 Edition)
Opium Nation (11 Edition)
by Fariba Nawa
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When veteran reporter Fariba Nawa returned home to Afghanistan—the nation she had fled as a child with her family during the Soviet invasion nearly twenty years earlier—she discovered a fractured country transformed by a multibillion... (read more)

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The Other Side of the Sky: A Memoir
The Other Side of the Sky: A Memoir
by Tamim Ansary and Farah Ahmedi
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Farah Ahmedi's "poignant tale of survival" (andlt;iandgt;Chicago Tribuneandlt;/iandgt;) chronicles her journey from war to peace. Equal parts tragedy and hope, determination and daring, Ahmedi's memoir delivers a remarkably vivid portrait of her girlhood... (read more)

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Inside Afghanistan: The American Who Stayed Behind After 9/11 and His Mission of Mercy to a War-Torn People
Inside Afghanistan: The American Who Stayed Behind After 9/11 and His Mission of Mercy to a War-Torn People
by John Weaver
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He is living what many would call a nightmare. John Weaver is serving God in a war-torn country that is being blamed for the terrorist acts on American soil. Despite the fact that every day is dangerous and possibly life-threatening, John Weaver believes... (read more)

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Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak about Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future-And Why America Should Listen
Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak about Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future-And Why America Should Listen
by Peter Eichstaedt
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What will happen when international forces finally vacate Afghanistan? The answer to that question is unknown, but if there is any hope for Afghanistan, veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt asserts, it is with its people. After spending 2004 in... (read more)

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Bed of Red Flowers
Bed of Red Flowers
by Nelofer Pazira
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As a young girl growing up in 1970s Afghanistan, Nelofer Pazira seems destined for a bright future. The daughter of liberal-minded professionals, she enjoys a safe, loving and privileged life. Some of her early memories include convivial family picnics... (read more)

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The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan
The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan
by Jack Fairweather
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In its earliest days, the American-led war in Afghanistan appeared to be a triumph—a “good war” in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. Thirteen years later, it has turned into the longest conflict in US history, one even more unpopular... (read more)

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A Journal of the Disasters in Afghanistan: A Firsthand Account by One of the Few Survivors
A Journal of the Disasters in Afghanistan: A Firsthand Account by One of the Few Survivors
by Florentia Sale
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The first move in what would later be called 'The Great Game'-the strategic maneuvering between the Russian and British Empires on the North West frontier of India-was the occupation of Kabul (then Cabul) in 1839 by a military expedition from India. This... (read more)

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Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Vintage Departures)
Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Vintage Departures)
by Robert D Kaplan
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Robert D. Kaplan, bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts, offers a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of a people and a country at the center of world events. Here is a first-hand account of the guerrilla fighters, including Ahmad Shah Massoud... (read more)

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Blood on the Lens: A Filmmaker's Quest for Truth in Afghanistan
Blood on the Lens: A Filmmaker's Quest for Truth in Afghanistan
by Jim Burroughs
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A personal journey from naivet?? to awareness in an ancient land of stark beauty and wartime... (read more)

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Fragmentation of Afghanistan 2ND Edition
Fragmentation of Afghanistan 2ND Edition
by Barnett R Rubin
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This monumental book examines Afghan society in conflict, from the 1978 communist coup to the fall of Najibullah, the last Soviet-installed president, in 1992. This edition, newly revised by the author, reflects developments since then and includes... (read more)

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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times
by George Crile
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It's common knowledge that the U.S. armed the Afghans in their fight against the Soviet Union, but until now, the fact that this was possibly the biggest, meanest covert operation in history has been absent from press reports. In one of the most detailed... (read more)

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The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan Into the Future
The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan Into the Future
by Fawzia Koofi
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As America prepares to draw down its forces in Afghanistan, this story of survival and hope from a voice of the country's most oppressed group could not be more timely. Born to the second of her father's seven wives in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia... (read more)

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Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires: A New History of the Borderlands
Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires: A New History of the Borderlands
by David Isby
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Veteran defense analyst and Afghanistan expert David Isby provides an insightful and meticulously researched look at the current situation in Afghanistan, her history, and what he believes must be done so that the US and NATO coalition can succeed in... (read more)

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