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  • COME BACK TO AFGHANISTAN: A California Teenager's Story. by Akbar, Said Hyder and Susan Burton.
    Akbar, Said Hyder and Susan Burton.
    COME BACK TO AFGHANISTAN: A California Teenager's Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After 9/11, the author's father sold his clothing store in Oakland and returned to Afghanistan to become President Hamid Karzai's chief spokesman and later the governor of Kunar. Said visited Afghanistan during three consecutive summers, recording his travels on a minidisc recorder which aired on NPR's 'This American Life.' This book "interweaves his personal journeya teenager struggling with his identity in his parents' homeland with a dramatic behind-the-scenes account of political and civilian life in post-Taliban Afghanistan." SIGNED on the title page by Akbar.Maps, list of characters. xi, 339 pp. ISBN: 1-582345201.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71765
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  • THE LION'S GRAVE: Dispatches from Afghanistan. by Anderson, Jon Lee.
    Anderson, Jon Lee.
    THE LION'S GRAVE: Dispatches from Afghanistan.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2002). First edition - "Two weeks after September 11, Jon Lee Anderson became one of the first Western journalists to get into Afghanistan" Photographs. 201 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63471
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  • Babchenko, Arkady.
    ONE SOLDIER'S WAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2008). First edition - The author's incredibly powerful first book which won Russia's inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes authors who write 'despite, not because of, their life circumstances.' "In 1995, Arkady Babchenko was an eighteen-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya. It was the beginning of a torturous journey from naive conscript to hardened soldier that took Babchenko from the front lines of the first Chechen War in 1995 to the second in 1999. He fought in major cities and tiny hamlets, from the bombed-out streets of Grozny to anonymous mountain villages. Babchenko takes the raw and mundane realities of war--the constant cold, hunger, exhaustion,…

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    New York: Grove Press, (2008). First edition - The author's incredibly powerful first book which won Russia's inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes authors who write 'despite, not because of, their life circumstances.' "In 1995, Arkady Babchenko was an eighteen-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya. It was the beginning of a torturous journey from naive conscript to hardened soldier that took Babchenko from the front lines of the first Chechen War in 1995 to the second in 1999. He fought in major cities and tiny hamlets, from the bombed-out streets of Grozny to anonymous mountain villages. Babchenko takes the raw and mundane realities of war--the constant cold, hunger, exhaustion, filth, and terror--and twists it into compelling, haunting, and eerily elegant prose." Translated from the Russian by Nick Allen. 395 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 66335
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  • THE WEIGHT OF ALL THINGS. by Benitez, Sandra.
    Benitez, Sandra.
    THE WEIGHT OF ALL THINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third novel. Set in El Salvador, this is about war and the lunacy of war as seen through the eyes of a nine year old boy. It begins at the funeral of assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero, where gunfire erupts, and his mother is killed as she is protecting him, A powerful and moving story. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-61576.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (dust jacket is folded slightly off-center.)

    Book ID: 58749
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  • BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict. by Black, Edwin.
    Black, Edwin.
    BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was…

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    New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was more the freedom of a few million people in Iraq; it was the prize beneath their feet.' An important and very timely book, well-documented with very extensive notes and references (almost 75 pages). 449 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 32146
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  • THE BOOK OF JONAS. by Dau, Stephen.
    Dau, Stephen.
    THE BOOK OF JONAS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Blue Rider Press / Penguin, (2012). First edition - The author's first novel, about a young Muslim boy whose family is killed in a military operation gone wrong and his struggles to adapt to life in the US. 256 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (some soiling to the edge of the textblock).

    Book ID: 59614
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  • FOR ALL LIVING THINGS. by Del Vecchio, John M.
    Del Vecchio, John M.
    FOR ALL LIVING THINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, the story of the Cambodian holocaust and the violence of the Khmer Rouge as seen through the eyes of a Cambodian family ripped apart by the ten years of war. 790 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-553-057421.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (a massive book, so binding is slightly loosened)

    Book ID: 53723
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  • ZLATA'S DIARY: A Child's Life in Sarajevo. by Filipovic, Zlata
    Filipovic, Zlata
    ZLATA'S DIARY: A Child's Life in Sarajevo.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Viking Penguin, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - The diary was written from September 1991 just before Zlata's 11th birthday to October 1993, when she and her parents were allowed to leave Sarajevo. Introduction by Janine Di Giovanni. Notes and translation by Christina Pribichevich-Zoric. Illustrated with photographs in color. 200 pp Endpapers illustrated with colored entries from her journal. ISBN: 0-670-857246.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56764
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  • SENEGAL TAXI. by Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    SENEGAL TAXI.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013.). SIGNED first edition - "Known for his activism and writings that bring attention to oppression and injustice, Herrera turns to stories of genocide and hope in Sudan. 'Senegal Taxi' offers the voices of three children escaping the horrors of war in Africa. Unflinching in its honesty, brutality, and beauty, the collection fiercely addresses conflict and childhood." SIGNED and dated on the half title page by this US Poet Laureate. Illustrated by Herrera. 95 pp. ISBN: 978-0816530151.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69459
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  • THE HEMINGWAY BOOK CLUB OF KOSOVO. by Huntley, Paula.
    Huntley, Paula.
    THE HEMINGWAY BOOK CLUB OF KOSOVO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tarcher / Putnam, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dj: "In the spring of 1999, the world watched as more than 800,000 Kosovo Albanians poured over Kosovo's borders, bringing with them stories of torture, rape, and massacre. One year later, Paula Huntley's husband signed on with the American Bar Association to help build a modern legal system in this broken country, and she reluctantly agreed to accompany him. Deeply uncertain as to how she might be of any service in a country that had seen such violence and hatred, Huntley found a position teaching English as a Second Language to a group of Kosovo Albanians in Prishtina. A war story, a teacher's story, but most…

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    New York: Tarcher / Putnam, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dj: "In the spring of 1999, the world watched as more than 800,000 Kosovo Albanians poured over Kosovo's borders, bringing with them stories of torture, rape, and massacre. One year later, Paula Huntley's husband signed on with the American Bar Association to help build a modern legal system in this broken country, and she reluctantly agreed to accompany him. Deeply uncertain as to how she might be of any service in a country that had seen such violence and hatred, Huntley found a position teaching English as a Second Language to a group of Kosovo Albanians in Prishtina. A war story, a teacher's story, but most of all a story of hope, [this] is the journal Huntley kept in scattered notebooks or on her laptop over the eight months that she lived and worked in Kosovo." Photograph. Appendix. 236 pp. ISBN: 1585422118.

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    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, a few lines underlined.)

    Book ID: 45229
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  • AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? My Encounters With Kurdistan. by Randal, Jonathan C.
    Randal, Jonathan C.
    AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? My Encounters With Kurdistan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A firsthand report on Kurdistan by an American war journalist. The account deals with the diplomacy and politics - and betrayals - of the Middle East as the Kurds attempt to achieve autonomy. Randal, with information from Kurdish leaders and diplomats, provides the historical and political background to the internecine wars, the mass migrations and the lifestyle of the nomadic Kurds, the world's largest ethnic group without a state of their own, who are deprived of their oil in one country, their national dress banned in another and their language forbidden in a third country. Notes, bibliography, index. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-374-102007.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57537
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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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  • ULTIMATE WEAPON. by Ryan, Chris.
    Ryan, Chris.
    ULTIMATE WEAPON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York Weinstein Books (2008). First edition - "Published for the first time in the U.S., real-life SAS hero Chris Ryan brings nonstop battle action to this military thriller set in Iraq." 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60762
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  • A HUNDRED AND ONE DAYS: A Baghdad Journal. by Seierstad, Asne.
    Seierstad, Asne.
    A HUNDRED AND ONE DAYS: A Baghdad Journal.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Norman, OK: Basic Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book by the author of The Bookseller of Kabul. For 101 days, from January to April 2003, Nowegian journalist Seierstad worked as a reporter in Baghdad - this book focuses on the stories of the people of the city, trying to live while under constant attack. Translated by Ingrid Christophersen. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-465076009.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78974
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  • GETTING OUT: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq. by Walzer, Michael and Nicolaus Mills, editors.
    Walzer, Michael and Nicolaus Mills, editors.
    GETTING OUT: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2009). First edition - A book which approaches the issue in two sections: The first "examines seven historical cases of how and how not to withdraw: Britain's departure from the American colonies and from India, the French withdrawal from Algeria, Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, and the U.S. decision to leave (or not leave) the Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam." The second section focuses on how the United States got into Iraq and it might leave. Many years later, this has still not been resolved. Includes contributions by Shlomo Avineri, Rajeev Bhargava, David Bromwich, Frances FitzGerald, Stanley Karnow, Brendan O'Leary, George Packer, Todd Shepard, Fred Smoler, and Stanley Weintraub. 148 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy black wrappers.

    Book ID: 78761
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  • LITTLE BROWN BROTHER: America's Forgotten Bid for Empire Which Cost 250,000 Lives. by Wolff, Leon.
    Wolff, Leon.
    LITTLE BROWN BROTHER: America's Forgotten Bid for Empire Which Cost 250,000 Lives.

    Edition: First UK edition..

    London: Longmans, (1961). Hardcover first edition - The story of the United States's annexation of the Philippines - in 1898, the US, with the help of Filipino patriots under Emilio Aguinaldo, had driven out the Spanish - only to find themselves betrayed and once again under domination. The result was a bloody three year war in which a quarter of a million Filipinos and Americans were killed. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography, index 383 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Good overall in orange boards, no dust-jacket (synopsis from dj flap taped to verso of front endpaper and half title page, tape over final lines of copyright info)

    Book ID: 78480
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