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Afghanistan

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The Great Game

CAS09
Peter Hopkirk
Kodansha America
1994
565
1568360223
PAPER
History
0
1
1
0
Hopkirk's spellbinding account of the great struggle for European supremacy in Central Asia takes us over the high mountain passes and through the scorching deserts and caravan towns of the Silk Road, capturing the glamour, intrigue, treachery and adventure of the time.
$18.00

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

CAS49
Ahmed Rashid
Yale University Press
2010
319
0300163681
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This revised edition of Rashid's prescient account of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia in the 1990s includes a new chapter covering the period from 2000-2009.
$22.00

Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics and the Rise of the Taliban

CAS73
Larry Goodson
University of Washington Press
2002
264
0295980508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly analysis of Afghanistan's devastating recent history.
$25.00

Culture Smart! Afghanistan

CAS226
Moska Najib, Nazes Afroz
Kuperard
2013
168
1857336798
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Afghanistan Map

CAS71
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2009
2
3865740006
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the Afghanistan at a scale of 1:1.5 million with good topographic relief.
$11.95

The Ancient Silk Road Map

ASA58
Odyssey Maps
Odyssey Maps
2011
2
9622177883
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Three large annotated color maps, which include dozens of photographs, expert commentary and illustrated Silk Road sites.
$15.00

Afghanistan, A Companion and Guide

CAS116
Bijan Omrani
Odyssey Publications
2011
786
9622178162
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Elizabeth Chatwin provides introduction to the second edition of this visually stunning, insightful overview of the history and culture of Afghanistan, noteworthy for its wit, depth and excerpts from the literature of exploration.
$24.95

Dari, A Language Map

CAS186
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2010
1931873917
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$8.95

Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook

CAS38
Justin Jon Rudelson
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
239
1741046041
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket phrasebook that focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler on the Silk Road.
$8.99

Genghis Khan, His Life and Legacy

MGL24
Paul Ratchnevsky, Thomas Nivison Haining (Translator)
Blackwell Publishers
1993
336
0631189491
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This scholarly biography of the 12th-century conqueror, ably translated from the German, offers great insight into life on the steppes of Central Asia and expansion of the Mongol empire. With illustrations, maps, chronology and dynastic tables and a new introduction.
$44.95

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges.
$17.00

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

Overthrow, America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

USA148
Stephen Kinzer
Henry Holt and Company
2007
384
0805082409
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this compelling review of American adventures overseas, Kinzer crisply outlines the events, politics and personalities of 14 cases in which America has brought down foreign governments over the last 110 years.
$19.99

Passage to Afghanistan

MDE236
Peter Bussian
Skyhorse
2016
224
1510708138
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In 150 photographs, this memorable collection showcases the people, landscapes and cities of Afghanistan, the little-understood world that was the original epicenter of the War on Terror.
$45.00

Price of Honor, Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World

ISL19
Jan Goodwin
Plume
2003
363
0452283779
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A heart-breaking account based on interviews with women from all walks of life in 10 countries in the Middle East, Arabia and Central Asia.
$17.00

Return of a King

CAS218
William Dalrymple
Alfred Knopf
2013
550
0307958280
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A novelist, historian and writer of a string of magnificent travel accounts, William Dalrymple draws on remarkable new Afghani and Indian sources, his own hard travel through contemporary Afghanistan -- and his deep knowledge of India and the British Raj -- for this richly told, thrilling account of the causes and consequences of the humiliating (for the British) 1839-1842 battle for Afghanistan.
$30.00

The Afghans, Peoples of Asia

CAS70
Willem Vogelsang
Blackwell Publishers
2001
384
0631198415
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging history of the people and culture of Afghanistan.
$115.95

The Punishment of Virtue, Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

CAS161
Sarah Chayes
Penguin Putnam
2007
386
0143112066
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Remaining in Kandahar after her stint as an NPR reporter during the invasion, Chayes offers a beautifully written, poignant account of a community in the grip of violence and corrpuption.
$18.00

Tournament of Shadows, The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

CAS41
Karl Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac
Hachette
2006
672
0465045766
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Journalists Meyer and Brysac recreate the blundering, xenophobic exploits of Russia and, especially, the British in 19th-century Central Asia in this grand tale.
$24.95

Islamic Art and Architecture

CAS17
Robert Hillenbrand
Thames & Hudson
1999
288
0500203059
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Covering 1000 years and the geographic scope of Islam, this book is a wide-ranging guide to the arts of Islam, including architecture, calligraphy, ceramics and textiles.
$29.95

Traditional Textiles of Central Asia

CAS19
Janet Harvey
Thames & Hudson
2009
160
050027875X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Harvey surveys the embroidery, silks, velvets, felts and other rich textile traditions of the Silk Road in this spectacularly illustrated guide.
$24.95

An Unexpected Light, Travels in Afghanistan

CAS74
Jason Elliot
St. Martin's Press
2011
512
0312622058
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A vividly reported account of travels in Afghanistan.
$23.00

In Xanadu, A Quest

CAS50
William Dalrymple
Vintage Books
2012
314
1864501731
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An intrepid traveler and entertaining writer, Dalrymple deftly observes the people and places he encounters on a journey from Jerusalem across Central Asia to China along the Silk Road, ending, like Marco Polo, at Xanadu, the summer palace of Kubla Khan.
$17.00

Khubilai Khan, His Life and Times

CAS10
Morris Rossabi
University of California Press
2009
348
0520261321
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This fascinating, scholarly portrait of the culture and politics of 13th-century Asia examines Khubilai Khan's rise to power, the submission of Korea and the attempted invasion of Japan.
$34.95

The Lost Heart of Asia

CAS07
Colin Thubron
HarperCollins Publishers
2008
374
0061577677
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this classic narrative, Thubron recounts his travels to Samarkand, Bukhara and throughout Central Asia in the wake of the breakup of the Soviet Union. A fine writer, intrepid traveler and insightful observer, he's an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture of the region.
$15.99

The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane

CAS11
Beatrice Forbes Manz
Cambridge University Press
1999
231
0521633842
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the great nomadic conqueror who rose to power in 1370 on the ruins of the Mongol Empire and led campaigns from Moscow to Delhi.
$35.99

The Road to Oxiana

IRN01
Robert Byron
Oxford University Press
2007
292
0195325605
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This brilliant portrait of Persia and Afghanistan mixes the eccentric Byron's droll adventures in the 1930s with asides on history and culture.
$19.00

The Way of the World

TVL137
Nicolas Bouvier, Patrick Leigh Fermor (Foreword)
NYRB
2009
256
1590173228
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled Two Men in a Car from Geneva to the Khyber Pass, Bouvier's classic account of hard travel in a battered Fiat across Asia with artist friend Thierry Vernet in the 1950s is a cult classic.
$16.95

The World Is a Carpet, Four Seasons in an Afghan Village

CAS221
Anna Badkhen
Penguin Putnam
2014
288
1594632677
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Badkhen's portrait of Oqa -- a remote Afghan desert village where heroin is cheaper than rice, people believe the world is flat and American fighter jets fly overhead -- illuminates the people, traditions and challenges of the place through the art of its intricately woven rugs.
$16.00

Walking the Himalayas

HML142
Levison Wood
Hachette
2016
304
031635242X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Explorer Levison Wood recounts his six-month, 1,700-mile trek through Afghanistan, Kashmir, Pakistan, India and into the foothills of the Himalayas, describing the landscapes, people and dangers that he meets along the way.
$27.00

A Thousand Splendid Suns

CAS146
Khaled Hosseini
Riverhead Books
2009
384
1594489505
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to the bestselling The Kite Runner, Hosseini follows the fate, lives and loves of two young Afghani women struggling against a tyrannical husband during the Soviet occupation and the turbulent years afterwards.
$16.00

Flashman

CAS83
George MacDonald Fraser
Plume
1986
252
0452259614
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Flashman gets himself mixed up in Britain's First Afghan War, notably the humiliating (and in this version, hilarious) retreat from Kabul.
$16.00

The Kite Runner

CAS114
Khaled Hosseini
Penguin Putnam
2013
372
159463193X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this riveting, memorable first novel Khaled Hosseini follows the fate of his two main characters (one a privileged Pashtun and the other a Hazara servant) though political and personal upheaval in Afghanistan and the United States.
$16.00

For Kids

Tales Told in Tents, Stories from Central Asia

CAS126
Sally Clayton, Sophie Herxheimer (Illustrator)
Frances Lincoln
2004
60
1845070666
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Beautifully illustrated, this collection of 12 enchanting tales from across Central Asia illuminate life and culture in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
$17.95

Under the Persimmon Tree

CAS141
Suzanne Fisher Staples
Macmillan
2008
288
0312377762
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A gripping story set in northern Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan during the aftermath of 9/11.
$9.99

The Breadwinner

CAS253
Deborah Ellis
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
176
1554987652
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
First in the series, this young adult novel dramatizes the struggles of an 11-year-old girl in Afghanistan. As the Taliban takes control of Kabul and her father is arrested, Parvana must disguise herself as a boy and become the family's breadwinner.
$9.95

More Books

The Travels of Marco Polo

CAS05
Marco Polo, Cliff Nagel (Translator)
Penguin
2016
480
0241253055
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The memories of a 13th-century journey to China along the Silk Road, among the most famous travel accounts ever. Describing exotic plants, birds, precious gems, silks and spices with a merchant's eye, this superb geographer recounts his 20 years of travel.
$16.00

Central Asia: 130 years of Russian Dominance

CAS26
Edward Allworth
Duke
1994
672
0822315211
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly overview of foreign influence in the region.
$35.95

The Central Asian States, Discovering Independence

CAS27
Gregory Gleason
Perseus
1997
256
0813318351
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A timely analysis of the emergent independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. With maps and illustrations.
$43.00

A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume I: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire

CAS35
David Christian
Blackwell Publishers
1998
472
0631208143
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive history of the region from the Stone Age to the 13th-century Mongol Empire. This book will appeal to the traveler with a serious interest in the cultural origins of the region.
$75.95

Central Asia Map

CAS37
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2011
2
3886186644
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date, double-sided shaded relief map at a scale of 1:1,750,000.
$13.95

War at the Top of the World, The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Tibet

PKN09
Eric Margolis
Routledge
2002
288
0415934680
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An overview of geography, religion and politics of the High Himalayas, and its strategic value to Pakistan, India and China. Updated throughout in this second edition, with a new chapter on the Taliban.
$42.95

Lonely Planet Central Asia

CAS42
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
512
1741799538
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, detailed guide to travel in the region, including Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
$34.99

The Empire of the Steppes, A History of Central Asia

CAS43
Rene Grousset
Rutgers
1989
687
0813513049
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic history of the region, originally published in 1939 and translated from the French.
$48.95

Eastward to Tartary

CAS45
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2001
364
0375705767
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A glimpse into the people and history that color the countries of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Caucasus and finally Central Asia, in a loosely organized travelogue by the author of the acclaimed Balkan Ghosts.
$16.95

A History of Inner Asia

CAS51
Svat Soucek
Cambridge University Press
2000
384
0521657040
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A compact, accessible introduction to the history of Eurasia from the arrival of Islam to Russian conquest, covering the present-day countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Sinkiang and Mongolia. With 13 maps and dynastic charts.
$45.99

Religions of the Silk Road

CAS52
Richard C. Foltz
St. Martins
2010
208
0230621252
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholarly survey of cultural traditions, and especially religions, along the trade routes through China and Central Asia from antiquity to the 15th century.
$49.99

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand, A Study of T'ang Exotics

CAS53
Edward Schafer
University of California Press
1985
399
0520054628
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A marvelous study of the court of T'ang Dynasty China, and the many splendid works of art that were given in tribute.
$41.95

Hundred Thousand Fools of God

CAS59
Theodore Levin
Indiana University Press
1999
346
025321310X
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of adventures in ethnomusicology in contemporary Central Asia, Levin is a wonderful guide to musical traditions in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. With an accompanying CD featuring the traditional music of Central Asia.
$29.95

Sir Aurel Stein, Archaeological Explorer

CAS61
Jeanette Mirsky
University of Chicago Press
1998
585
0226531775
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mirsky captures the excitement, derring-do, fortunes and controversy surrounding Stein's discovery of tombs, temples and monasteries and other ancient treasures of the Silk Road.
$30.00

Eric Shipton, The Six Mountain Travel Books

EXP12
Eric Shipton
Mountaineers
2011
800
0898865395
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Shipton's extraordinary adventures in the mountains of the Himalayas, East Africa, Central Asia and Patagonia, now in paper.
$34.95

Samarkand, A Novel

CAS69
Amin Maalouf, Russell Harris (Translator)
Interlink Publishing Group
1998
304
1566562937
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional history of Persia featuring Omar Khayyam, the 11th-century poet and author of the "Rubaiyat." Written by Lebanese novelist Amin Maalouf.
$14.95

A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World

ISL14
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Aa Balkema
1994
270
1567444768
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
One of the great Islamic scholars explains the message of Islam and the challenges of the modern world in this clear, concise guide.
$24.95

The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang

ASA31
Sally Wriggins
Perseus
2003
352
0813365996
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A nicely illustrated account of an extraordinary, 16-year trek from Xi'an to India by way of Central Asia in search of the origins of Buddhism by Xuan-Zang, the famous 7th-century Chinese monk.
$25.00

Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan

CAS81
Robert D. Kaplan
Vintage Books
2001
278
1400030250
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A firsthand report from the region, originally published in 1990 and with a new final chapter on how the Taliban came to power.
$16.95

The Far Pavilions

IDA195
M. M. Kaye
St. Martin's Press
1997
960
031215125X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tale of love, adventure and war set during the British Raj in India, culimating with the Indian Mutiny and the Second Afghan War.
$25.99

Jihad, The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

CAS84
Ahmed Rashid
Penguin Putnam
2003
281
0142002607
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history and political analysis of the five Central Asian republics -- Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Rashid sees these volatile, resource-rich nations as keys to understanding the future of the region.
$17.00

Caravans

CAS85
James Michener
Random House
2003
352
0812969820
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Michener traces the fate of a young U.S. diplomat based in Kabul just after WWII.
$16.00

The Politics of Heroin, CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

LAO09
Alfred McCoy
Independent Publishers Group
1991
634
1556524838
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An expanded version of McCoy's groundbreaking "The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia."
$32.95

South Southeast

ASA34
Steve McCurry
Phaidon Press
2001
160
0714839388
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A remarkable portfolio of striking photographs taken in and around Afghanistan, Burma, India, Pakistan and other sites in South and Southeast Asia over a long career. Saturated with color, light and evocative of daily life.
$65.00

The Dust of Empire, The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland

CAS96
Karl Meyer
Hachette
2004
256
1586482416
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engaging report on politics and struggles in 20th-century Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Russia.
$15.00

The Man Who Would Be King, The First American in Afghanistan

CAS110
Ben Macintyre
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2005
288
0374529574
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The extraordinary tale of Josiah Harlan, a 19th-century American soldier and spy in Afghanistan, based on his remarkable long-lost diary.
$17.00

Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

CAS115
Frank L. Holt
University of California Press
2003
198
0520244834
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Like a historical sleuth, classics scholar Frank L. Holt -- an expert on ancient Bactria -- solves the real-life mystery of the elephant medallions, curious coins from Bactria during the reign of Alexander, in this concise, informative look at ancient history.
$29.95

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

The Places in Between

MDE100
Rory Stewart
Harvest Books
2006
336
0156031566
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Rory Stewart illuminates the absurdity, plight and peril of war-ravaged Afghanistan in his thrilling, poignant account of a walk across the country from Herat to Kabul in the dead of winter.
$15.99

The Twentieth Wife

IDA307
Indu Sundaresan
Washington Square Press
2002
397
0743428188
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Sundaresan boldly reimagines the life of the powerful 17th-century Mughal ruler Jahanara in this lush, action-packed historical novel.
$17.00

Kabul Map

CAS125
Gita Shenassi
Gita Shenassi
1
9643421368
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A reference map of Kabul at a scale of 1:27,500.
$18.95

The Afghan Campaign, A Novel

CAS132
Steven Pressfield
Broadway Books
2007
368
0767922387
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pressfield brings history to life in this surprisingly topical novel, told from the point of view of a soldier in Alexander the Great's army. The undefeated western army meets with threats of insurgency as they invade Central Asia.
$16.00

Three Cups of Tea, One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations . . . One School at a Time

PKN20
Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
Penguin Putnam
2007
352
0143038257
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The fascinating true story of American nurse Mortenson who attempted to scale K2 in 1993 and ended up sheltered in a remote Pakistani mountain village. In return, he set up the village's first school, a project which expanded into the 50-school Central Asia Institute
$18.00

Land of the High Flags: Afghanistan, When the Going Was Good

CAS151
Rosanne Klass
Odyssey Publications
2007
344
9622177867
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A unusually vivid memoir of lost Afghanistan and its people, originally published in 1964.
$19.95

Sacred Rage, The Wrath of Militant Islam

ISL84
Robin Wright
Touchstone
2001
330
0743233425
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Wright looks at the movement's roots, motives and goals in this authoritative and dramatic account of Islamic extremism. dated edition of this authoritative and dramatic account. Updated with new chapters on Afghanistan and the the broader Islamic movement.
$20.99

Afghanistan, A Cultural and Political History

CAS188
Thomas Barfield
Princeton University Press
2010
389
0691145687
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Barfield traces the historic struggles and the changing politics from the Mughal Empire in the 16th century to the Taliban resurgence in the 21st and offers insight into the U.S.’s role in the region.
$29.95

The Minaret of Djam, An Excursion in Afghanistan

CAS190
Freya Stark
St. Martins
2010
168
1848853130
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Daring adventurer Stark, one of the great travel writers of the 20th century, set out from Kabul and journeyed through Kandahar, Herat and the wild Ghor Province to become one of the first travelers to reach the Minaret of Djam, a great medieval city in remote Afghanistan.
$17.00

Where Men Win Glory, The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

USA433
Jon Krakauer
Doubleday
2010
480
030738604X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Krakauer explores the life of another iconoclastic, complex and compelling individual: Pat Tillman, who abandoned his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the army in 2002, only to die two years later in Afghanistan, accidentally killed by his own platoon.
$16.95

Halfway House to Heaven, Unravelling the Mystery of the Majestic River Oxus

CAS198
Bill Colegrave
Gardners Books
2010
179
1903071283
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Colgrave weaves together the history of exploration in Afghanistan with the tale of his own precarious journey to find the source of the Oxus River, long-sought by adventurers like Curzon and Younghusband.
$32.00

Afghanistan, A Cultural History

CAS203
St John Simpson
Interlink Publishing Group
2012
160
1566568544
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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This lively, illustrated portrait introduces the peoples, art, and civilization of Afghanistan.
$19.95

The Buddhas of Bamiyan

CAS211
Llewelyn Morgan
Harvard University Press
2012
265
0674057880
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History
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Incorporating the voices of the holy men, adventurers, and hostages throughout history who set eyes on the Bamiyan Buddhas, detsroyed by the Taliban in 2001, Morgan tells the complex history of this contested region.
$19.95

Marco Polo, The Journey That Changed the World

CAS240
John Man
William Morrow & Company
2014
396
0062375075
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Travel Narrative
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John Man travels in the footsteps of Italian merchant Marco Polo, bringing to life the exotic world that he uncovered, one of huge armies, untold riches, unusual spices and the great Mongol emperor Kublai Khan.
$15.99