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RED ROULETTE: AN INSIDER'S STORY OF WEALTH, POWER, CORRUPTION, AND VENGEANCE IN TODAY'S CHINA

Written by Shum, Desmond
A unique and incendiary memoir from an entrepreneur who rose to the highest realms of power and money in China and whose wife was disappeared, Red Roulette reveals the truth of what is happening inside the country's wealth-making machine.
September 7, 2021 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company |
$30.00
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SOLDIERS OF GOD: WITH ISLAMIC WARRIORS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

Written by Kaplan, Robert D
First time in paperback, with a new Introduction and final chapter World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin--the "soldiers of god"--whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders.
November 27, 2001 | Paperback | Vintage | 304 Pages |
$16.95
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LITTLE AMERICA: THE WAR WITHIN THE WAR FOR AFGHANISTAN

Written by Chandrasekaran, Rajiv
A New York Times Notable Book
March 12, 2013 | Paperback | Vintage | 416 Pages |
$17.00
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TALIBAN SHUFFLE: STRANGE DAYS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

Written by Barker, Kim
In this darkly comic and unsparing memoir that tells us more about the Afghan debacle than any foreign policy briefing" (The Seattle Times), the famed investigative journalist uses her wry, incisive voice to expose the absurdities and tragedies of the "forgotten war," finding humor and humanity amid the rubble and heartbreak. When Kim Barker first arrived
March 6, 2012 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 320 Pages |
$16.95
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AFGHANISTAN PAPERS: A SECRET HISTORY OF THE WAR

Written by The Washington Post
The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America's longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban's recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whitlock. Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001
August 31, 2021 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster |
$30.00
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TALIBAN: MILITANT ISLAM, OIL AND FUNDAMENTALISM IN CENTRAL ASIA

Written by Rashid, Ahmed
"The standard work in English on the Taliban" (Christopher de Bellaigue, New York Review of Books) and its impact on Afghanistan A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Indispensable."--Steve Wasserman, Los Angeles Times Book Review "An excellent political and historical account of the movement's rise to power."--Katha Pollitt, Nation
April 13, 2010 | Paperback | Yale University Press | 344 Pages |
$22.00
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EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON: QUANAH PARKER AND THE RISE AND FALL OF THE COMANCHES, THE MOST POWERFUL INDIAN TRIBE IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Written by Gwynne, S C
The Epic New York Times Bestseller Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Texas Book Award
May 25, 2010 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company | 384 Pages |
$28.99
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D. B. COOPER AND FLIGHT 305: REEXAMINING THE HIJACKING AND DISAPPEARANCE

Written by Edwards, Robert H
The D. B. Cooper case is the only unsolved act of air piracy in US history. On November 24, 1971, a polite, nondescript, and dark-complexioned man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked Northwest Airlines Flight 305, Boeing 727, between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.
November 24, 2021 | Hardcover | Schiffer Military | 264 Pages |
$29.99
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FLORENTINES: FROM DANTE TO GALILEO: THE TRANSFORMATION OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

Written by Strathern, Paul
A sweeping and magisterial four-hundred-year history of both the city and the people who gave birth to the Renaissance. Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642, something happened that transformed the entire culture of western civilization.
July 6, 2021 | Hardcover | Pegasus Books | 400 Pages |
$28.95
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ANCIENT ROME: INFOGRAPHICS

Written by Scheid, John
Ancient Rome: Infographics tells the story of a great empire through graphic design. This book offers readers a new way to conceptualize ancient Rome from the birth of the empire to the Punic Wars, and from the Roman political system to the role of women, slaves, and public entertainment.
October 12, 2021 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson |
$29.95

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