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A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.33
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Let's get this out of the way first: A Thousand Splendid Suns is not a great novel. However, it is a great introduction to the recent history of Afgha ...more
Jun 15, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
Afghanistan: A Short History of Its People and Politics
3.44
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This is an excellent survey introduction to the history of Afghanistan, though it does place disproportionate emphasis on the period from the Soviet i ...more
May 23, 2009
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Places in Between
3.88
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In 2002, shortly after the overthrow of the Taliban and in the middle of winter, Rory Stewart decided to walk across Afghanistan; The Places in Betwee ...more
Feb 26, 2008
Feb 07, 2008
 
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
4.28
really liked it
This is a superb book, and certainly the one book everyone should read in order to understand Afghanistan -- and our work there -- today. While the ov ...more
Jun 07, 2009
Dec 06, 2008
 
Descent into Chaos: The US & the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan & Central Asia
3.92
really liked it
I picked this up in 2009, thinking that reading it would be good preparation for my year in Afghanistan. Just a few pages in, I realized how depressin ...more
May 20, 2012
Jan 28, 2010
 
Homebody/Kabul
3.88
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Jan 2010
Jan 09, 2010
 
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
3.96
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Jul 12, 2009
Dec 06, 2008
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