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Thu Oct 16 17:51:21 2014 UTClccn-no981269070.06Parvana's journey /0.200.56Poetry of the Taliban /121766659no 981269074870633Ḥarakat ṬālibānTalebanTalibyТалибанطالبان塔利班.lccn-n2001058020Qaida (Organization)lccn-n98940446Bin Laden, Osama1957-2011lccn-n99833064Ellis, Deborah1960-lccn-n78008230United StatesCongressSenateCommittee on Foreign Relationslccn-n79099301United StatesCentral Intelligence Agencylccn-no2008101622Afghanistan National Security Forceslccn-n2005073878Mortenson, Greglccn-n94023533Rashid, Ahmedlccn-n81038423United StatesCongressHouseCommittee on Armed Serviceslccn-n2002114434Berenson, AlexTalibanFictionPoetryTalibanAfghanistanIslamic fundamentalismIslam and politicsPolitical scienceIslam and stateAfghan War (2001-)Women--Social conditionsMortenson, GregHumanitarian assistance, AmericanPeace-buildingPakistanGirls' schoolsTerrorismDrug trafficUnited States.--Central Intelligence AgencyCounterinsurgencyMexicoMiddle EastUnited StatesTurkmenistanSoviet Occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989)Afghanistan--KabulAir pilots, MilitaryGuerrilla warfareWomenTeenage girlsIntelligence serviceIntelligence officersBin Laden, Osama,Islamic countriesTerrorism--FinanceTerrorism--Government policyFinanceKenya--NairobiTanzania--Dar es SalaamGirlsUndercover operationsOral historyMcLanahan, Patrick (Fictitious character)ZoyaFamiliesYoung womenAmericans--Foreign countriesSpy storiesMilitary policyStrategic aspects of individual placesWomen--Legal status, laws, etcMissing personsDetermination (Personality trait)1982198519951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201514033313322456813.54PS3552.R68543612ocn794809771book20120.56Strick van Linschoten, AlexPoetry of the TalibanPoetryWhile much has been written about the Taliban's military tactics, media strategy and harsh treatment of women, the cultural and sometimes less overtly political representation of their identity, the Taliban's other face, is often overlooked. Most Taliban fighters are Pashtuns, a people who cherish their vibrant poetic tradition, closely associated with that of song. The poems in this collection are meant to be recited and sung; and this is the manner in which they are enjoyed by the wider Pashtun public today. For the Taliban today, these poems, or ghazals, have a resonance back to the 1980s war against the Soviets, when similar rhetorical styles, poetic formulae and tricks with metre inspired mujahideen combatants and non-combatants alike. The poetry presented here includes 'classics' of the genre from the 1980s and 1990s as well as a selection from the odes and ghazals of today's conflict+-+466695493632401ocn779216964rcrd20030.10Brown, DaleAir Battle ForceFictionOn America's newest combat base, U.S. Air Force aerial warfare expert Major General Patrick McLanahan and his crew of daring engineers are devising the air combat unit of the future. Known as Air Battle Force, it can launch concentrated, stealthy, precision-guided firepower to any spot on the globe within hours. And soon McLanahan and his warriors will have their first target+-+8675705155489915ocn318411542book20090.18Mortenson, GregStones into schools : promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and PakistanHistoryAnecdotesIn this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where "Three Cups of Tea" left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban+-+1066755215467718ocn043840039book20000.23Rashid, AhmedTaliban : militant Islam, oil, and fundamentalism in Central AsiaExamines the Taliban and its form of Islamic fundamentalism, explains how the organization rose to power, and discusses its impact on Afghanistan and why the country has become a center for international terrorism+-+8754355585340013ocn709666048book20000.13Clancy, TomAgainst all enemiesFictionSuspense fictionSuspense fiction, AmericanFor years, ex-Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America's enemies at every turn. When Moore arrives at a rendezvous to take charge of a high-ranking Taliban captive, the meeting takes a horrific turn+-+658206448527239ocn166360004book20080.14Berenson, AlexThe ghost warFictionSuspense fictionWhen the CIA finds evidence of a surge in Taliban activity, backed by an unknown foreign power, CIA agent John Wells returns to Afghanistan to investigate+-+6809064485269011ocn045263844book20010.27Griffin, MichaelReaping the whirlwind : the Taliban movement in AfghanistanHistory"Reaping the Whirlwind provides the first comprehensive profile of the Taliban in the twenty-first century. Drawing on numerous interviews with key protagonists, conducted over a period of several years, Michael Griffin provides a fascinating eyewitness account of the Afghan conflict. He explains the origins and beliefs of the Taliban movement, its religious and political ethos, and the character of its particular brand of so-called Islamic fundamentalism. Crucially, he examines the controversial nature of the Taliban's international links with the U.S., Saudia Arabia, and other vested interests. Griffin also explores the Taliban's connections with Osama bin Laden, drug barons and drug dealers, and the CIA's ambiguous relationship with what is often viewed as an international Islamist conspiracy." "Situated between Asia, the Middle East and the former Soviet states, Afghanistan has historically fulfilled the role of an artifical 'buffer state'. Resource rich and strategically important, it has been of particular interest since the end of the Cold War to Saudi Arabia, Russia, Pakistan and the United States, as well as to drug barons, arms dealers and oil corporations. Afghanistan's unstable and problematic history has been further complicated in recent years by the emergence of the Taliban - perhaps the most conservative and least understood Islamic movement in the world."--Jacket+-+3927680925257915ocn051022879book20030.12Brown, DaleAir Battle ForceFictionSuspense fictionWar storiesMajor General Patrick McLanahan creates an untried futuristic air combat unit that must be utilized against the Taliban and their plans to seize control of an oil-rich Asian state as the unstable peace established by American victories in Afghanistan threatens to dissolve in chaos. Edge-of-your-seat action from the master of high-flying adventure. Dale Brown is the author of fourteen New York Times bestsellers, and now he soars to new heights with this outstanding, realistic thriller of warfare and global politics that rivals any headline we can imagine. On America's newest combat base, U.S. Air Force aerial warfare expert Major General Patrick McLanahan and his crew of daring engineers are devising the air combat unit of the future. Known as Air Battle Force, it can launch concentrated, stealthy, precision-guided firepower to any spot on the globe within hours. And soon McLanahan and his warriors will have their first target. Chased out of Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are planning to invade the neighboring oil-rich Republic of Turkmenistan, an isolated and incredibly wealthy Central Asian state. As unsteady alliances form and forces collide, the impending battle for control of the world's largest oil deposits threatens to tear apart the tenuous peace created by America's victories in Afghanistan. Now it's up to McLanahan and a handful of American commandos half a world away, aided by an untested and unproven force of robotic warplanes, to win a war in which everyone -- even "friendly" forces at home -- wants them to fail. Fast. Explosive. Impossible to put down. Air Battle Force is the perfect Dale Brown combination of spellbinding suspense and cutting-edge military technology+-+045945515525347ocn047009567file20000.28Labévière, RichardDollars for terror the United States and IslamSwiss journalist Labeviere traces the financial ties between the United States and Islamic terrorists+-+1156947436246810ocn154669125book20080.33Crews, Robert DThe Taliban and the crisis of AfghanistanHistory[This book] explores ... how has a seemingly anachronistic band of religious zealots managed to retain a tenacious foothold in the struggle for Afghanistan's future ... [It] investigates ... questions relating to the character of the Taliban, its evolution over time, and its capacity to affect the future of the region.--Dust jacket+-+6977859215244425ocn047120972book20000.07Ellis, DeborahThe breadwinnerJuvenile worksFictionYoung adult worksBecause the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest+-+316944333519679ocn050322067file20000.35Ellis, DeborahWomen of the Afghan WarHistoryPersonal narratives+-+6958558685190515ocn052164885book20020.06Ellis, DeborahParvana's journeyHistoryJuvenile worksFictionAfter her father's death, Parvana, now thirteen-years-old, continues to search for her mother in war-torn Afghanistan, joining with two younger children who are also struggling to survive+-+446044333516995ocn286488778book20090.24Jones, Seth GIn the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan"Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country, killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives, and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But the author argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned resources and personnel, undermining the gains that had been made. He introduces us to key figures on both sides of the war. He then analyzes the insurgency from a historical and structural point of view, showing how a rising drug trade, poor security forces, and pervasive corruption undermined the Karzai government, while Americans abandoned a successful strategy, failed to provide the necessary support, and allowed a growing sanctuary for insurgents in Pakistan to catalyze the Taliban resurgence"--From book jacket+-+134315848516548ocn738336420book20120.13Berenson, AlexThe shadow patrolFictionSpy storiesSuspense fictionJohn Wells, an undercover operative for the CIA, travels to Kabul to investigate a drug trafficking operation that involves the agency, the military, and the Taliban152612ocn469889757rcrd20090.13Mortenson, GregStones into schools promoting peace with books, not bombs, in Afghanistan and PakistanHistoryAnecdotesIn this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where "Three Cups of Tea" left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction by the Taliban+-+514996896515063ocn607552611file20100.47O'Hanlon, Michael EToughing it out in AfghanistanIs Afghanistan another Vietnam, a quagmire that the United States should escape as soon as possible? Or is it a crucial war than can and must be won? The authors acknowledge current difficulties in Afghanistan but also explicate how the war-torn country can emerge as a stable sovereign nation, free from the yoke of the Taliban and al Qaeda+-+245952063514834ocn048065446book20020.26Skaine, RosemarieThe women of Afghanistan under the TalibanAddresses the historical, religious and political factors that shape the national identity of Afghan women. Interviews with Afghan women provided by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan give a glimpse into lives of terrible hardship+-+1545691325143220ocn054714933visu20030.23Barmak, SiddiqOsamaFictionDramaThis meticulous inquiry into the ways that ideological evil can infect, and ultimately destroy, the intimacies and small pleasures of daily life is beautiful, thoughtful, and almost unbearably sad. A widowed grandmother, mother, and daughter are facing starvation. Since the foreign doctors have been driven away, the mother's employment at the hospital ends. Thus the young daughter, at the risk of being discovered and killed, masquerades as a boy in order to earn money--a necessity since they cannot leave the house without a male escort. Snatched away from her job and sent to be indoctrinated by the Taliban, it is just a matter of time before she is given away. The Taliban's obscene wish for a world where the stringent enforcement of religious laws takes the place of human kindness is on full display, and as they employ their sadistic holy laws in the name of God, the only human response is horror14214ocn776523654book20120.18Tapper, JakeThe outpost : an untold story of American valorJake Tapper exposes the origins of one of the Afghan War's deadliest battles for U.S. forces and details the stories of soldiers heroic and doomed, shadowed by the recklessness of their commanders in Washington, D.C. and a war built on constantly shifting sands14045ocn039910168book19980.26Marsden, PeterThe Taliban : war, religion and the new order in Afghanistan"The Taliban explores what the Taliban stand for and the factors leading to their rapid rise. It describes the war which continues to afflict the Afghan people as well as the geo-political context and part played by vertain powers in the region, and by the United States, in the Taliban's dramatic expansion."--P. [4] of cover+-+677049103614034ocn049408057book20020.20ZoyaZoya's story : an Afghan woman's struggle for freedomHistoryBiographyZoya's Story is a young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life. [This story shows] a powerful testament to the ongoing battle to claim human rights for the women of Afghanistan. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people do in a lifetime. Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and was robbed of her mother and father when they were murdered by Muslim fundamentalists. Devastated by so much death and destruction, she fled Kabul with her grandmother and started a new life in exile in Pakistan. She joined the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, which challenged the crushing edicts of the Taliban government, and she made dangerous journeys back to her homeland to help the women oppressed by a system that forced them to wear the stifling burqa, condoned public stoning or whipping if they ventured out without a male chaperon, and forbade them from working. Zoya is our guide, our witness to the horrors perpetrated by the Taliban and the Mujahideen "holy warriors" who had defeated the Russian occupiers. She helped to secretly film a public cutting of hands in a Kabul stadium and to organize covert literacy classes, as schooling-branded a "gateway to Hell"--Was forbidden to girls. At an Afghan refugee camp she heard tales of heartrending suffering and worked to provide a future for families who had lost everything. The spotlight focused on Afghanistan after the New York and Washington terrorist attacks highlights the conditions of repression and fear in which Afghan women live and makes Zoya's Story utterly compelling. This is a memoir that speaks louder than the images of devastation and outrage; it is a moving message of optimism as Zoya struggles to bring the plight of Afghan women to the world's attention.-Dust jacket+-+0732455155+-+4666954936324+-+4666954936324Thu Oct 16 15:11:44 EDT 2014batch56430