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On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan
On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan
by Jamal Elias
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Illustrated with beautiful colour photos throughout, On Wings of Diesel takes us on a journey through the fascinating world of Pakistani truck decoration. Ornately adorned and considered as “moving art”, these trucks—veritable roving... (read more)

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Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding
by Husain Haqqani
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The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential military ally, to a seedbed of... (read more)

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The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
by Imtiaz Gul
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"To understand the mess we're getting into in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, there's no better book out there." -Robert Baer, bestselling author of See No Evil The tribal region bordering Afghanistan, known as FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area),... (read more)

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Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
by Ahmed Rashid
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An urgent, on-the-ground report from Pakistan—from the bestselling author of Descent Into Chaos and Taliban Ahmed Rashid, one of the world's leading experts on the social and political situations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, offers a highly... (read more)

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Secularizing Islamists?: Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan (South Asia Across the Disciplines)
Secularizing Islamists?: Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan (South Asia Across the Disciplines)
by Humeira Iqtidar
Publisher Comments
Secularizing Islamists? provides an in-depth analysis of two Islamist parties in Pakistan, the highly influential Jama‘at-e-Islami and the more militant Jama‘at-ud-Da‘wa, widely blamed for the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai... (read more)

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Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
by Jon Krakauer
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The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War
The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War
by Shahan. Mufti
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A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy   Shahan Mufti’s family history, which he can trace back fourteen hundred years to... (read more)

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Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi
Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi
by Steve Inskeep
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Morning Edition cohost Steve Inskeep presents a riveting account of a single harrowing day in December 2009 that sheds light on the constant tensions in Karachi, Pakistan—when a bomb blast ripped through a Shia religious procession, followed by... (read more)

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
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The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of... (read more)

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Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
by Ahmed Rashid
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An urgent, on-the-ground report from Pakistan—from the bestselling author of Descent Into Chaos and Taliban Ahmed Rashid, one of the world's leading experts on the social and political situations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, offers a highly... (read more)

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The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier
by Imtiaz Gul
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"To understand the mess we're getting into in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, there's no better book out there." -Robert Baer, bestselling author of See No Evil The tribal region bordering Afghanistan, known as FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area),... (read more)

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The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-And How It Threatens America
The Scorpion's Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-And How It Threatens America
by Zahid Hussain
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The war in Afghanistan has raged on longer than any war in U.S. history, and far from suppressing the insurgency being waged by radical Islamic militants, it has led to stronger alli­ances among al Qaeda, the Taliban, and a host of once-autonomous... (read more)

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Alive and Well in Pakistan
Alive and Well in Pakistan
by Ethan Casey
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Drawing on observations from the streets and university classrooms and from personal interviews with lawyers, journalists, politicians, and military personnel, this riveting investigation examines the most compelling aspects of Pakistan's culture and... (read more)

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Waging War in Waziristan: The British Struggle in the Land of Bin Laden, 1849-1947 (Modern War Studies)
Waging War in Waziristan: The British Struggle in the Land of Bin Laden, 1849-1947 (Modern War Studies)
by Andrew M. Roe
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Waziristan is a remote district of Pakistan populated by fiercely independent tribes who owe allegiance to no one and unite only to repel invaders or wage jihad. Its mountainous landscape is a natural fortress-sanctuary to the Taliban, probable refuge of... (read more)

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War, Coups & Terror: Pakistan's Army in Years of Turmoil
War, Coups & Terror: Pakistan's Army in Years of Turmoil
by Brian Cloughley
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In recent years, Pakistan has changed from being a state of regional strategic significance to one of major global importance. Its geographical position and delicate religious mix, coupled with a complex political structure and its status as a nuclear... (read more)

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Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network
Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network
by Gordon Corera
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A.Q. Khan was the world's leading black market dealer in nuclear technology, described by a former CIA Director as "at least as dangerous as Osama bin Laden." A hero in Pakistan and revered as the Father of the Bomb, Khan built a global clandestine... (read more)

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Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
by Greg Mortenson and Mike Bryan
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If you're feeling crushed by the grim news reports of our ongoing, never-ending overseas warfare, replenish your spirit with Stones into Schools. This remarkable book from the author of Three Cups of Tea will pull you out of your seat and send you into... (read more)

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Pakistan: The Eye of the Storm
Pakistan: The Eye of the Storm
by Owen Bennett Jones
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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Bennett Jones market-leading account of this critical modern state includes fresh material on the Taliban insurgency, the Musharraf years, the return and subsequent assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and the... (read more)

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Pakistan: Deep Inside the World's Most Frightening State
Pakistan: Deep Inside the World's Most Frightening State
by Mary Anne Weaver
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No nation is more critical to U.S. foreign policy than nuclear-armed Pakistan. Wedged between India and Afghanistan, it is the second largest country in the Islamic world. But with militant Islamists now expanding their control over some of the country's... (read more)

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Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan
Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan
by Mary Anne Weaver
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No nation is more critical to U.S. foreign policy than nuclear-armed Pakistan. Wedged between India and Afghanistan, it is the second largest country in the Islamic world. But with militant Islamists now expanding their control over some of the countrys... (read more)

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