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  • WEST OF KABUL, EAST OF NEW YORK. by Ansary, Tamim.
    Ansary, Tamim.
    WEST OF KABUL, EAST OF NEW YORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The day after Islamic terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, Tamim Ansary of San Francisco sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, duscussing the attack from his perspective as an Afgan American. That message, spreading via the Internet, reached and touched millions of people around the world." An always interesting,sometimes moving, account of growing up in two worlds, the Afghan of his father, and the America of his mother. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-374-287570.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44739
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  • Aseel, Maryam Qudrat.
    TORN BETWEEN TWO CULTURES: An Afghan-American Woman Speaks Out.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sterling, VA: Capitol Books, Inc. 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - An interesting look at Afghanistan and the Muslim culture by a woman born in the United States to first generation Afghan immigrants, and who, because of the closeness of her family and the size of the refugee community, continues to feel close to her Afghan heritage, even while growing up in America. Photographs. Index. 191 pp. ISBN: 1-931865-360.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 25895
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  • SO MANY ENEMIES, SO LITTLE TIME: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places. by Burkett, Elinor.
    Burkett, Elinor.
    SO MANY ENEMIES, SO LITTLE TIME: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating account which begins "with her assignment as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, , , , in the heart of Central Asia -- a place of dilapidated apartments, bizarre food and demoralized citizens clinging to the safety of Brother Russia. But when she refuses to join the other expatriates evacuated from the "-stans," it turns into much more. She flies into Afghanistan just as the Taliban are departing, mingles with tense Iraquis watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion and becomes the target of the resentments of the old comrades of the former Soviet Union." SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0524421.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small spot on outer edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 66558
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  • CARTE BLANCHE 007: The New James Bond Novel. by Deaver, Jeffery.
    Deaver, Jeffery.
    CARTE BLANCHE 007: The New James Bond Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bond is recruited by a new agency, conceived in the post 9/11 world. SIGNED on the title page. Deaver is the fifth author to continue the work of Ian Fleming. Glossary. 408 pp plus a note about Ian Fleming. ISBN: 9781451620696.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 62295
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  • ISLAM: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith. by Gregorian, Vartan.
    Gregorian, Vartan.
    ISLAM: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An important book for our time - a "succinct, powerful survey of Islam, [which] focuses on Muslim diversity and division, portraying the faith and its people as a mosaic, not a monolith. The book begins with an accessible overview of Islam's tenets, institutions, evolution, and historical role. Gregorian traces its origins and fundamental principles, from Muhammad's call to faith nearly 1,400 years ago to the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, and the subsequent abolition of the Caliphate. He focuses particular attention on the intense struggle between modernists and traditionalists, interaction between religion and nationalism, and key developments that have caused bitter divisions among Muslim…

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    Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An important book for our time - a "succinct, powerful survey of Islam, [which] focuses on Muslim diversity and division, portraying the faith and its people as a mosaic, not a monolith. The book begins with an accessible overview of Islam's tenets, institutions, evolution, and historical role. Gregorian traces its origins and fundamental principles, from Muhammad's call to faith nearly 1,400 years ago to the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, and the subsequent abolition of the Caliphate. He focuses particular attention on the intense struggle between modernists and traditionalists, interaction between religion and nationalism, and key developments that have caused bitter divisions among Muslim nations and states: the partitions of Palestine, the break up and Islamization of Pakistan, the 1978 revolution in Iran, and the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Today Islamist views range across the entire spectra of religious and political thought, and Islamism is anything but a unified movement." Notes, index. xi, 164 pp. ISBN: 0-815732821.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 69637
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  • THE MULBERRY EMPIRE or The Two Virtuous Journeys of The Amir Dost Mohammed Khan. by Hensher, Philip.
    Hensher, Philip.
    THE MULBERRY EMPIRE or The Two Virtuous Journeys of The Amir Dost Mohammed Khan.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised historical novel by this author who was selected by Granta as one of the best young British novelists. "In the spring of 1839, some fifty thousand British forces entered Afghanistan with 'the full pomp of Empire,' possessed of the certainty that they would replace the Amir with someone less hostile toward their ally, the King of the Punjab. Three years later, a single British horseman rode out of the Afghan mountains into India - the sole survivor of the original vast contingent." Includes a glossary, list of characters and bibliography. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-375414886.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 74785
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  • KABUL. by Hirsh, M. E.
    Hirsh, M. E.
    KABUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the 1970s, this is the story of seven years in the lives of one Afghan family in their war-torn country. Author's afterword. 445 pp. ISBN: 0-689115989.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72870
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  • AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by the author of "The Kite Runner." Beginning in Afghanistan, this novel has been described as "sweeping, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting. A day after he tells the tale of the div, the father gives away his own daughter to a wealthy man in Kabul. What follows is a series of stories within the story, told through multiple viewpoints, spanning more than half a century, and shifting across continents. The novel moves through war, separation, birth, death, deceit, and love, illustrating again and again how people's actions, even the seemingly selfless ones, are shrouded in ambiguity." (Chris Schluep) 402 pp. ISBN: 978-1594631764.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75117
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  • AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by the author of "The Kite Runner." Beginning in Afghanistan, this novel has been described as "sweeping, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting. A day after he tells the tale of the div, the father gives away his own daughter to a wealthy man in Kabul. What follows is a series of stories within the story, told through multiple viewpoints, spanning more than half a century, and shifting across continents. The novel moves through war, separation, birth, death, deceit, and love, illustrating again and again how people's actions, even the seemingly selfless ones, are shrouded in ambiguity." (Chris Schluep) 402 pp. ISBN: 978-1594631764.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74222
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  • THE KITE RUNNER. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    THE KITE RUNNER.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2004.). The author's very highly praised first novel, described as the first Afghan novel to be written in English - "the unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his fatherÕs servant, ... a beautifully crafted novel set in a country in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. And it is also about the power of fathers over sons -- their love, their sacrifices, their lies." Basis for the movie of the same name. 371 pp. ISBN: 1594480001.

    Condition: Good+ condition (slight creasing to spine.)

    Book ID: 45002
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  • A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of "The Kite Runner." Set in Afghanistan, this spans 30 years from the Soviet invasion through Taliban rule to post Taliban reconstruction. Afterword. 372 pp. Went quickly into later printings. ISBN: 9781594489501.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47456
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  • A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of "The Kite Runner." Set in Afghanistan, this spans 30 years from the Soviet invasion through Taliban rule to post Taliban reconstruction. Afterword. 372 pp. Went quickly into later printings. ISBN: 9781594489501.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42297
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  • Junger, Sebastian.
    FIRE.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: HarperCollins, 2002. SIGNED - A collection of essays on wildfire and wars around the world. Includes a new essay on Afghanistan and a new Afterword on the significance of the attack on 9/11. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-06-0088613.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 23770
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  • Junger, Sebastian.
    FIRE.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: HarperCollins, 2002. SIGNED - A collection of essays on wildfire and wars around the world. INSCRIBED on the title page. Includes a new essay on Afghanistan and a new Afterword on the significance of the attack on 9/11. ISBN: 0-06-0088613.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 23771
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  • MORNING SPY, EVENING SPY. by MacKinnon, Colin.
    MacKinnon, Colin.
    MORNING SPY, EVENING SPY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2006). First edition - The author's second book, an espionage thriller set in the days leading up to 9/11. "CIA officer, Paul Patterson, who had run Kareem as an agent during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, sets out to track him down. Patterson navigates a shadow land of intrigue in England, Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S., where truth and lies seem to merge." 304 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner of back cover slightly bumped but an unread copy) An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 78610
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  • ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning. by Michell, George, editor.
    Michell, George, editor.
    ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - "A panoramic survey of the entire field of Islamic architecture, from mosques to markets, from citadels to cemeteries, with the emphasis upon function and meaning rather than upon chronology and style. . . The book concludes with a comprehensive inventory of the key buildings of the Islamic world - 250 examples divided geographically." Texts by Ernst J Grube, James Dickie, Oleg Grabar, Eleanor Sims, Ronald Lewcock, Dalu Jones, Guy T Peterbridge. 758 illustrations, 112 in full color. Double-page map of the Islamic heartlands showing the main trade and hajj routes, glossary, bibliography, index, illustrated end-papers. Large format. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688-033245.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Errata slip laid in.

    Book ID: 50532
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  • FULL MEASURE. by Parker, T. Jefferson.
    Parker, T. Jefferson.
    FULL MEASURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which explores the bonds between brothers; a young man returns to Southern California from serving in Afghanistan only to discover that a wildfire has destroyed his family's avocado ranch and that his brother has been drawn into a circle of violent misfits. A literary novel by this Edgar award winning author. SIGNED on the title page. 278 pp. ISBN: 9781250052001.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 61833
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  • THE VALLEY. by Renehan, John.
    Renehan, John.
    THE VALLEY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 2015. First edition - The author's first novel - "A former Army Captain's gripping portrait of a ragged fighting division holding the most remote and dangerous outpost in Afghanistan." 433 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of back cover, toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 79449
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  • THE WATCH. by Roy-Bhattacharya, Joydeep.
    Roy-Bhattacharya, Joydeep.
    THE WATCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hogarth, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel by this Indian-born author, a powerful story of one woman in Afghanistan who refuses to leave her spot outside an isolated American garrison in Kandahar until her brother's body is returned to her - a book which is "unequivocal about the fact that there is no glory or beauty in war." (Fatima Bhutto). Notes and references. 290 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0307402233.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66565
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  • THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL. by Seierstad, Asne.
    Seierstad, Asne.
    THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2003) dj. Hardcover - An account of the time Seierstad spent living with the family of thirteen in their four-roomed home. "Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women -…

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    Boston: Little Brown, (2003) dj. Hardcover - An account of the time Seierstad spent living with the family of thirteen in their four-roomed home. "Bookseller Sultan Khan defied the authorities for twenty years to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock in attics all over Kabul. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and hatred of censorship, he is also a committed Muslim with strict views on family life. As an outsider, Seierstad is able to move between the private world of the women - including Khan's two wives - and the more public lives of the men. The result is an intimate and fascinating portrait of a family which also offers a unique perspective on a troubled country." Translated by Ingrid Christophersen. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-316-726052.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 60826
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  • SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS: Travels and Discoveries, 1964 -- 1984. by Theroux, Paul.
    Theroux, Paul.
    SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS: Travels and Discoveries, 1964 -- 1984.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, dj, 1964. Hardcover first edition - Essays on a variety of topics - from travel, of course, including Malaysia, a leper colony, old Afghanistan, but also on Tarzan the expat, V. S. Naipaul, Graham Greene, John McEnroe, Rudyard Kipling and much more. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-395-382211.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (creasing and tears to the upper edge of the back cover of the dj.)

    Book ID: 49690
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