Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, 2004. Book. Illus. by Photos and Author drawings. Fine. Trade Paperback. First U.S. EDITION. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. There was no hardback edition of this intrepid travel, a very long walk by a young Brit from Herat to Kabul, Afghanistan. Dangerous, intrepid, but he lived to tell the tale well. Stewart is now a member of Parliament. ..
New York and London: Thames and Hudson, 1985. Book. Illus. by 81 Photos, 76 in Color, Map. Fine. Soft cover. First Paperback Ed.. Oblong 4 to. Fine photographic covers by these renowned travel photographers. Very clean and tight inside, with no prior owner marks. Landscapes and people of the Wakkan valley in the Pamir Mountains where Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China and Central Asia rub shoulders. A second trip is along the south bank of the Amu Darya River, the former Kingdom of Bactria, and the border between Afghanistan and Turkistan (formerly when this book was written, the USSR)..
New York: Viking, 2008. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Another terrific book by the Pakistani journalist, examining the mess in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Pages 484 with index and a lengthy.suggested reading list. No wear, as new inside and out except the prior owner turned down a few page corners. With a fine dustjacket that is NOT price clipped. No prior owner signature or marks..
Philadelphia: Orrin Rogers, 1837. Book. Illus. by Frontispiece of Wolff. Near Fine. Full-Leather. First U.S.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SCARCE. "During His Travels Between the Years 1831 and 1834, From Malta to Egypt, Constantinople, Armenia, Persia, Khorossaun, Tookestaun, Bokhara, Balkh, Cabool in Affghanistaun, the Himmalayah Mountains, Cashmeer, Hindoostaun, the Coast of Abyssinia, and Yemen." This preceeded his book Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara and is much more rare. This copy is a stated U.S. first edition, "revised and corrected by the author". It does not have a map as did the London first ed. In a new, full morocco binding, with fresh gilt title on the spine. Atabey sale 1322 which was also lacking the map..
Oxford: Oxford Univ Press, 2011. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback with a new preface. As new, signed by the author.
New York: Viking, 2008. Book. Fine. Cloth. First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Another terrific book by the Pakistani journalist, examining the mess in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Pages 484 with index and a lengthy.suggested reading list. No wear, as new inside and out, with a fine dustjacket that is NOT price clipped..
Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2011. Book. Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A former CIA analyst, converted to policy advisor in the Clinton administration, and leader of a review of Afghanistan policy during the Obama struggles. Bright, thoughtful, and well written. A fine copy..
New York: HarperCollins, 2007. Book. Illus. by 4 Maps. Fine. Cloth. Fourth Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Thubron is a great travel writer, and this 7000 mile trek through China, across the ancient Silk Road, and the northern edge of Afghanistan and Iran to Antioch port in Syria. Whew. How can you get all that into a most readable book? Pages 363 with index..
New York: Ballantine, 2005. Book. Illus. by Photos and Map. Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A brilliant telling of the CIA aggressive victory with the Afghan northern Alliance, just days after 9/11. The author was an experienced field operations officer in the CIA. A very good read on CIA para military modus operandi, working closely with the U.S. military..
Ithaca and London: Cornell Univ Press, 1989. Book. Illus. by 12 Maps, Photo on Dustjacket. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Obviously inspired by the USSR access into Afghanistan , and the difficulty after the invasion to contral roads. The importance of the Korakoram highway to the China-Pakistan alliance. A VERY INTERESTING study. Fine copy, in fine dustjacket that is NOT price-clipped..
Lawrence, Kansas: Univ Kansas Press, 2002. Book. Illus. by Maps and Black/white Photos. As New. Soft cover. 4th Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Much to be learned from the deserved mess that the Soviet Union found in Afghanistan, having assasinated the Communist Prime Minister for another Communist of their choosing. It started a Civil War which has no end in sight, 30 plus years later. A candid view of the Soviet defeat, translated from Russian General Staff documents. One of the others, Gress, served in a motorized rifle unit of the "mighty" Red Army in Afghanistan. As new , inside and out..
Boston: Beacon Press, 2009. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Stated First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A street smart, not very experienced journalist is entranced by Afghanistan's struggles, and its street boys in Kabul. He trys to help. Eventually he gains wisdom, and returns again and again. Pages 228. If it were a novel, it would be titled, "The American Innocent", but it is a very good read..
New Haven: Yale Univ Press, 2000. Book. As New. Cloth. 4th Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. An excellent and cogent exploration of why militant Islam has become such a danger in this region. The author is a fine, Pakistani journalist who is more than a little worried about the spill over into Pakistan. Pages 281 with index, glossary and chapter notes..
New York: Penquin Press, 2006. Book. Illus. by 14 Pages Photo Plates. Fine. Hardcover. First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. An intrepid reporter who stayed on in Afghanistan after the Taliban were thrown out in 2001. She joined an NGO, Afghans for Civil Society, and soon found herself in conflict with warlords. A really excellent read for understanding the complexities NOW , in trying to put Afghanistan back together. Pages 386 with index and chapter notes. This copy has a black line on the bottom edge, denoting it a remainder..
New York: Facts on File, 2007. Book. Illus. by 5 Maps and Some Photos. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Shaista Wahab is in charge of the famous Univ of Nebraska library collection on Afghanistan, the largest in the U.S. She is superbly equipped to provide this excellent history, up to 2005. Pages 308 including index, suggested reading, bibliography and an appendix of basic facts. An excellent, and readable, resource..
New Haven: Yale Univ Press, 2002. Book. Illus. by 22 Photos and 4 Maps. Fine. Hardcover. First Printing. The best single book on Pakistan, authored by a British journalist who is prescient of Pakistan's current crisis, and the underlying faults of the political class and its long rivalry with Pakistan's milititary. Very readable. Pages xx, 328 with chapter notes and index. Recommended. Dustjacket protected in a mylar, clear sleeve..
London: Jarrolds, 1935. Book. Illus. by 32 Pages Photos. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8 Vo. A splendid copy of a scarce book, in very good black cloth with very slight edgewear, and bright gilt title on the unfaded spine. Protected in a clear, mylar dustjacket. Inside, very clean and tight with no prior owner marks, no foxing or stains. MacMunn was a successful General in the Raj in India, and later an author of books on India. Here he covers the two decades after WW One as pressures increase toward Indian Independence. Well written, albeit from the viewpoint of the colonial Raj. Pages 294 with index, plus 9 pages publisher's ads. The book includes the beginnings of Hindu-Moslem riots, and tribal disturbances in Waziristan (now the center of al-Qaeda and Taliban radical Islamists along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border)..
London: Curzon Press, 1975. Book. Illus. by 2 Folding Maps, 2 Tables. Near Fine. Cloth. 2nd Edition. 8 Vo. "With a Survey of Policy Since 1849". This second edition is revised and enlarged, a splendid study of Russian -British rivalry ("the Great Game") in Central Asia and the Indian sub-continent, centered on the still troublesome border between what is now Afghanistan and Pakistan. The tribes there were never subdued by the British, and have never been eager to be a part of Pakistan. Pages xviii, 220 with index..
Garden City Publ, 1930. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First U.S. EDITION. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A fine. 32 page introduction by Komroff. Charming illustrations by Witold Gordon. Pages xxxii,370 with index. Dustjacket has some edgewear. Clean and tight inside. Uncommon to still have its dustjacket after 80 plus years..
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992. Book. Fine. Cloth. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. As good a personal account of Afghanistan as has been written by an American traveler, written early in the Soviet occupation of that suffering people. Signed by the author on the title page. He learned quite a lot, and you will through him..