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The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers
The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers
by Peter Tomsen
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As Ambassador and Special Envoy on Afghanistan from 1989 to 1992, Peter Tomsen has had close relationships with Afghan leaders and has dealt with senior Taliban, warlords, and religious leaders involved in the regions conflicts over the last two decades.... (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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Pakistan: Eye of the Storm
Pakistan: 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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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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However Tall the Mountain: A Dream, Eight Girls, and a Journey Home
However Tall the Mountain: A Dream, Eight Girls, and a Journey Home
by Awista Ayub
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"The young Afghan women in However Tall The Mountain are pioneers. Their story is one of resilience and courage. This book is a testament to the power of hope and the will to dream in a country where so many dreams have been cut short."... (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 United States foreign policy than Pakistan. Wedged between India and Afghanistan, it is the second-largest country in the Islamic world, and is situated in one of the world's most volatile regions. It has also assumed a... (read more)

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Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War Against the Taliban
Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War Against the Taliban
by Stephen Tanner
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For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and... (read more)

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Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's Memoir
Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's Memoir
by Fatima Bhutto
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In September 1996, fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto shielded her baby brother while shots rang out outside the family home in Karachi. This was the evening that her father, Murtaza, was assassinated. It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one... (read more)

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Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
by Deborah Rodriguez and Kristin Ohlson
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Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills– as doctors, nurses, and therapists– seemed... (read more)

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Confessions of a Mullah Warrior
Confessions of a Mullah Warrior
by Masood Farivar
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Confessions of a Mullah Warrior is the story of one man's extraordinary journey from the heart of the Islamic world to the halls of Harvard University and far beyond. Born into a family whose history is inextricably tied to the history of his country... (read more)

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Unholy Wars Afghanistan America & Int
Unholy Wars Afghanistan America & Int
by John K Cooley
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Cooley's book was first published in 1999, then updated for this 2000 edition. Of course, a new edition will be needed to bring matters up to date, but this thorough treatment should nevertheless be required reading for those who seek background to... (read more)

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai
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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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