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1 AHARON, SARA Y. From Kabul To Queens: The Jews Of Afghanistan And Their Move To The United States.
American Sephardi Federation, New York / Decalogue Books, New York: 2011. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Here is the story of Jewish Afghanistan, a community some believe originated in Biblical times. Although no longer one with a physical presence in Afghanistan, it nonetheless still lives, but in a different locale. Actually, two. While many have relocated to Israel, there is also a sizable contingent that has reestablished itself in New York, with its own synagogue, one that maintains much of their Jewish heritage as it once thrived in cities along the fabled Silk Road of Central Asia. Based upon extensive interviews with many of these Afghan Jews, Sara Aharon, whose grandfather was the Torah reader at one of Herat's four synagogues, here details their past, and discusses how these traditional Jews have adapted to their American setting. From Kabul to Queens relates the history of a little known Jewish kehilla that was able to live in peace with its Sunni Moslem neighbors. ". . . an important contribution . . . future scholars will find Sara Aharon's study of significant value." - Rosanne Klass, author of Land of the High Flags: Afghanistan When the Going Was Good 
Price: 18.95 USD
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2 ARMSTRONG, SALLY. Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power Of The Women Of Afghanistan.
Four Walls Eight Windows, New York: 2002. 1568582528 / 9781568582528 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Here we have the most detailed account we have of the Taliban's outrages against women. Armstrong's narrative honors their struggles and finally gives tham a voice. Includes an Index. "Veiled Threat is a powerful account of the struggle of Afghan women against patriarch, misogyny, religious extremism, and the initial international acceptance of women's oppression in the name of culture." - Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation 
Price: 18.34 USD
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3 BELLEW, H. W. The Races Of Afghanistan Being A Brief Account Of The Principal Nations Inhabiting That Country.
Sang-E-Meel Publications, Lahore: 1979. Reprint of 1880 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Some coffee-like stains on back endpaper and backcover. 
Discusses their diversity of origin, different traditions and manners, and antagonistic interests explain how it is that no firm and consolidated government has been able to maintain itself in peace and serenity so long as the authority rested with one of them without the support of a foreign paramount power. Includes an Index. 
Price: 127.54 USD
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4 CRILE, GEORGE. Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story Of The Largest Covert Operation In Hstory.
The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York: 2002. 0871138549 / 9780871138545 Eighth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In little over a decade, two events have transformed the world we live in: the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of militant Islam. Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the new jihad. George Crile tells how Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the Agency's history. Includes an Index. "Tom Clancy's fiction pales in comparison . . ." - Dan Rather 
Price: 22.85 USD
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5 CRILE, GEORGE. Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story Of The Largest Covert Operation In Hstory.
Grove Press, New York: 0802165087 / 9780802165084 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
In little over a decade, two events have transformed the world we live in: the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of militant Islam. Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the new jihad. George Crile tells how Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the Agency's history. Includes an Index. "Tom Clancy's fiction pales in comparison . . ." - Dan Rather 
Price: 4.47 USD
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6 CRILE, GEORGE. Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story Of The Largest Covert Operation In Hstory.
The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York: 2002. 0871138549 / 9780871138545 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In little over a decade, two events have transformed the world we live in: the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of militant Islam. Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the new jihad. George Crile tells how Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the Agency's history. Includes an Index. "Tom Clancy's fiction pales in comparison . . ." - Dan Rather 
Price: 46.98 USD
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7 GRAU, LESTER W. & BILLINGSLY, DODGE. Operation Anaconda: America's First Major Battle In Afghanistan.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2011. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Long before it became "Obama's War," the long-running conflict in Afghanistan was launched by President George W. Bush in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Only a few months later, Operation Anaconda sent American-led coalition forces into their most intensely brutal confrontation with Al Qaeda and their Taliban hosts in the Shar-i Kot Valley near the Pakistan border. The result was an unexpected set piece of conventional fighting in what has become an era of guerrilla warfare. Drawing upon previously unavailable or neglected sources, Lester Grau and Dodge Billingsley give us the most complete and accurate account of this thirteen-day firefight waged in mountainous terrain nearly two miles above sea level. They describe how allied troops fought a fierce and well-entrenched enemy to a standstill, close to an old Soviet battlefield, and then drove them completely out of Afghanistan. Grau and Billingsley's account also highlights problems encountered in Anaconda and the lessons we should learn from their in-depth study. The Army and Air Force operated under conflicting views regarding the appropriate application of Close Air Support, and airpower both crippled and aided the overall effort. In addition, severe shortages of transport, attack helicopters, and artillery hampered the effort, while the acquisition and timely sharing of intelligence barely occurred at all and coalition relations frayed under the intense pressures of combat. As an added bonus, the authors also include with the book a documentary on DVD that features interviews with soldiers who fought in Anaconda, provides additional information concerning major phases of the battle, and presents insightful commentary by Grau and by Billingsley, who was on the ground with U.S. forces for the operation. Providing the richest description and critique of all the forces involved—including those that fought on the enemy side—the combined book-and-DVD surpasses all previous accounts of this landmark engagement and is an essential volume in the literature on our war in Afghanistan. "A gripping tale of adventure and a strong contribution to the history of Operation Enduring Freedom. Grau and Billingsley remind us that plans rarely survive the first shots in battle and that modern technology does not change the fact that war is ultimately a life or death struggle."—Hy S. Rothstein, author of Afghanistan and the Troubled Future of Unconventional Warfare "This is the best narrative to date on a critical battle in our wars in Afghanistan and one that uses the latest and most detailed information available. . . . A unique, well-documented, and historically significant study."—Sean M. Maloney, author of Fighting for Afghanistan: A Rogue Historian at War LESTER W. GRAU is the research director for the Foreign Military Studies Office at the U.S. Army's Combined and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and the translator and editor of several books dealing with the Soviet military experience in Afghanistan, including The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost. DODGE BILLINGSLEY, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Director of Combat Films and Research, Inc., accompanied U.S. infantry troops into the Shar-i Kot Valley during Operation Anaconda. His numerous films include Virgin Soldiers and Chechnya: Separatism or Jihad? 
Price: 37.95 USD
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8 MICHAUD, ROLAND & SABRINA. Caravans To Tartary.
The Viking Press, New York: 1978. 067020384X / 9780670203840 A Studio Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A journey through Afghanistan - a world of camel drivers, dervishes, and troubadours - recorded eloquently in text and all-color photographs. More than a travelogue, this glorious books is a valuable record of people both civilized and barbaric, enduring - and enjoying - life in one of the world's wildest and most romantic settings. 
Price: 28.98 USD
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9 STAFF OF AFGHANISTAN-AMERICAN SUMMIT ON RECOVERY. Afghanistan: Looking Toward The Future.
Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 2002. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 13.78 USD
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