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Afghanistan and Pakistan


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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (American Empire Project)
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (American Empire Project)
by Anand Gopal
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Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand... (read more)

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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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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (P.S.)
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (P.S.)
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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"We're far more accustomed to—and comfortable with—seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect…"  Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon... (read more)

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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
by Gary J. Bass
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One of the Financial Times picks for best political books of the year, The Blood Telegram is a horrifying and shocking story of the birth of Bangladesh and the terrible part that Nixon and Kissinger played in all of it. The worst thing is that one comes... (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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The Places In Between
The Places In Between
by Rory Stewart
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In January 2002, Rory Stewart survived a walk across Afghanistan by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. In this memoir, he writes about heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers... (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
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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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The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism
The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism
by Deborah Baker
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*A 2011 National Book Award Finalist* A spellbinding story of renunciation, conversion, and radicalism from Pulitzer Prize-finalist biographer Deborah Baker What drives a woman raised in a postwar New York City suburb to convert to Islam, abandon... (read more)

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The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
by Kim Barker
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A true-life Catch-22 set in the deeply dysfunctional countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by one of the region’s longest-serving correspondents. Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent—she is candid, self-deprecating,... (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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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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Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan
Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan
by Mj Akbar
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In Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan, acclaimed author and journalist M. J. Akbar traces the search for a “Muslim space” that began in the eighteenth century, and the events, people, circumstances, and mind-set that culminated in a... (read more)

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The Bookseller of Kabul
The Bookseller of Kabul
by Asne Seierstad
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In this remarkable portrait, Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad recounts with brutal honesty the day to day lives of one Afghani family persevering through life in a country beset by chaos. With the assent of the Khan family with whom she lives... (read more)

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Favored Daughter (12 Edition)
Favored Daughter (12 Edition)
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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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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Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban
Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban
by Jere Van Dyk
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An American reporter's chilling account of being kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, in the no-man's-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan Jere Van Dyk was on the wrong side of the border. He and three Afghan guides had crossed into the tribal areas... (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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Retreat from Kabul: The Catastrophic British Defeat in Afghanistan, 1842
Retreat from Kabul: The Catastrophic British Defeat in Afghanistan, 1842
by Patrick Macrory
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Using research from contemporary letters, dispatches, and journals, author Patrick Macrory provides a gripping account of what is known as the First Afghan War. The war was Britain's folly: at the height of its power in India, Britain sought to... (read more)

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Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan
Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan
by Zarghuna Kargar
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A powerful collection of testimonies that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan women. An often emotional and at times painful read, this book is ultimately a poignant celebration of human resilience under unimaginable duress. --KHALED HOSSEINI, New... (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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