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The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965

8173046417


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Book Description
Major contribution to Indian military history, and an important work on the Indian Air Force. a carefully crafted story based on documents and personal accounts, some illus.


Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan, and Ecuador
Angelina Jolie
0743470230
October 2003
Paperback
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Review
Jane Goodall, Ph.D., CBEFounder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of PeaceAngelina is living proof of the power we all have -- every one of us -- to make a difference. I was deeply moved by her descriptions of individual refugees struggling to live with dignity and hope, and found her personal commitment to be an inspiration. Angelina's journals document her awakening as a humanitarian activist and I hope they will move readers to act. I look forward to my continued work with Angelina on behalf of the United Nations.

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Three years ago, award-winning actress Angelina Jolie took on a radically different role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Here are her memoirs from her journeys to Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan,...


The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Hoarding Dreams in Pakistan's Ancient Pleasure District
Louise Brown
0060740426
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Heera Mandi, the ancient red-light district of the Punjabi city of Lahore, Pakistan, is as distant as the moon from most Western experience, yet sociologist Brown renders an intimate portrait of one family there that is compelling in its strangeness and its humanity. Shuttling for months at a time between Heera Mandi and her middle-class world of Birmingham, England, Brown details the goings-on of Maha, her five children, and the people and places in their tiny universe. Maha, a fading singer-dancer-courtesan in her midthirties, must now depend on her eldest daughters to join the trade to help shore up the family's shrinking finances: Nisha, 14, who would literally rather die than come of age; Nena, 12, who appears to embrace the business with enthusiasm; and Ariba, 11, a dark-skinned pariah who hovers...


Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military
Husain Haqqani
0870032143
June 2005
Paperback
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Peter Bergen, CNN Terrorism Analyst and author of HOLY WAR, INC.
"A well-written and authoritative account from someone who knows Pakistani politics from the inside."

Stephen P. Cohen, Brookings Institution and author of THE IDEA OF PAKISTAN
"This brilliantly researched and written book should be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand this increasingly important state."

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Soldiers of God
Robert Kaplan
1400030250
Nov 2001
Paperback
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The New York Times, 1990
“Kaplan [is] a scholarly and adventurous journalist. . . . He draws attention to long-term trends that other writers have little noted.”

Review
“Robert Kaplan [is] a scholarly and adventurous journalist. . . . He draws attention to long-term trends that other writers have little noted.” —The New York Times

Soldiers of God is a thoughtful, insightful, highly readable book. Battlefield smart, rock solid.” —Dan Rather

“Affecting and informative. . . . [Kaplan] answer[s] a number of important political questions.” —The New Yorker

“[A] first-rate account. . . . [Kaplan’s] combination of firsthand war experience inside Afghanistan and extensive reporting ....


Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind
Suzanne Fisher Staples
0440238560
August 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Staples's first book is a beautiful portrayal of the life of a girl growing up among camel-dealing nomads in modern Pakistan. Shabanu knows the way her people, the Cholistanis, have always lived: a daughter abides by her father's decisions, a wife obeys her husband's wishes. Yet Shabanu is strong-willed and independent, and her mother warns, "Shabanu, you are wild as the wind. You must learn to obey. Otherwise . . . I am afraid for you." As the arranged marriage of Shabanu's sister Phulan approaches, and with her own wedding planned for the following year, Shabanu confronts her fear and apprehension. She scarcely knows the man she is expected to wed. What if she does not obey? Before the ceremonies take place, however, disaster strikes. Shabanu and Phulan, out alone and threatened with rape by a powerful local...


Sadika's Way
Hina Haq
089733518X
May 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This sweeping epic tells the story of Sadika, a bright girl born into a rigid Pakistani social structure where baby girls are unwanted and where the endless neighborhood gossip ruins reputations. After Sadika's mother arranges for Sadika to marry her first cousin, who lives in America, her future briefly looks bright until the young man chooses Sadika's younger sister to be his wife. The ensuing disgrace squelches Sadika's hopes of ever finding a suitable match. No matter that she excels at school: a woman's job is to get married and have sons, and Sadika, it seems, will never succeed, prompting a desperate plan to reach the U.S. on her own. Sadika's journey away from patriarchal oppression makes for a moving story of a life lived beyond both Pakistani and American expectations for women, and though the dry narrative...


Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations ... One School at a Time
Greg Mortenson
0670034827
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is one of them. Dangerously ill when he finished his climb in 1993, Mortenson was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe; in return, he promised to build the impoverished town's first school, a project that grew into the Central Asia Institute, which has since constructed more than 50 schools across rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. Coauthor Relin recounts Mortenson's efforts in fascinating detail, presenting compelling portraits of the village elders, con artists, philanthropists, mujahideen, Taliban officials, ambitious school girls and upright Muslims Mortenson met along the way. As the book moves into the post-9/11 world,...


A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
Eric Newby
0864426046
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
For more than a decade following the end of World War II, Eric Newby toiled away in the British fashion industry, peddling some of the ugliest clothes on the planet. (Regarding one wafer-thin model in her runway best, he was reminded of "those flagpoles they put up in the Mall when the Queen comes home.") Fortunately, Newby reached the end his haute-couture tether in 1956. At that point, with the sort of sublime impulsiveness that's forbidden to fictional characters but endemic to real ones, he decided to visit a remote corner of Afghanistan, where no Englishman had planted his brogans for at least 50 years. What's more, he recorded his adventure in a classic narrative, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. The title, of course, is a fine example of Newby's habitual self-effacement, since his journey--which included a...


A Travel Companion to the Northern Areas of Pakistan
Tahir Jahangir
0195799690
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is an account of travels through the northern mountains and valleys of Pakistan. It is a travelogue as well as a guide. Each chapter is followed by a key with essential travel conditions, accommodation and security precautions required.


Train to Pakistan
Khushwant Singh
0802132219
February 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Khushwant Singh, one of India's most widely read and celebrated AUTHORs, makes his readers share the individual problems of loyalty and responsibility faced by the principal figures in a little village on the frontier between India and Pakistan where the action takes place. In the summer of 1947, a train full of dead Sikhs stirs up a battlefield in the peaceful atmosphere of love and loyalty between the Muslims and the Sikhs. It is then left to Juggat Singh-the village gangster who is in love with a Muslim girl- to redeem himself by saving many Muslim lives in a stirring climax. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Idea of Pakistan
Stephen P. Cohen
0815715021
September 2004
Hardcover
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Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars
"This is a thorough, balanced, intelligent assessment of Pakistan's crucially important struggle to find stability and successful modern identity."

Dennis Kux, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars
"THE IDEA OF PAKISTAN is an intellectual tour de force, a gripping and informative tale. . ."

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Friend by Day, Enemy by Night
Lincoln Keiser
0030533325
Jan 1991
Paperback
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By Dawn's Early Light, Vol. 1
David Hagberg
0641655355

Hardcover
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Force 5 Recon
P. W. Storm
0060523492
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

They are a covert Marine SpecOps unit -- a lethal weapon so secret only a handful of powerful men know of their existence.

To get this far, they had to be the very best of the best.

To get home, they'll have to be even better.

FORCE 5 RECON
DEPLOYMENT: PAKISTAN

The hunt is on for the world's most feared terrorist, hidden somewhere in the labyrinthine mountains of northern Pakistan, after his "sleepers" unleash a nightmare of fire and death across the length of the U.S. But the cold-blooded mass murderer Mohammed al-Zumar holds a wild card: a hostage American television news crew. An elite team of Special Operatives led by Sergeant Mac Rainey is already in al-Zumar's backyard. Stranded in a Pakistani no-man's-land with their cover blown and their extraction copter shot out of the sky, Force 5...



Haji Sir Abdullah Haroon : A Biography
Daulat Haroon Hidayatullah
0195978226
March 9, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Haji Sir Abdullah Haroon was a politically active, influential, and affluent business magnate. Written by his daughter, this book presents a balanced account of his personal and political life. It also includes some important documents that throw light on a historic period--the struggle for
independence.


Lonely Planet Pakistan and the Karakoram Highway
Owen Bennett-Jones
0864427093
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Pakistan is a country for the truly intrepid. Whether you're trekking in mind-blowing mountainscapes, experiencing life in a Pashtun village, standing awestruck in front of one of the world's biggest mosques or wandering through fabled bazaars - be prepared for a warm-hearted welcome, and expect the unexpected. You'll need a reliable companion, and this guidebook is it. • COVER THE COUNTRY - We do, from Karachi to Peshawar and up the Karakoram Highway into China • GET INFORMED about Pakistan's history, politics and culture with chapters written by experts in their fields • FIND YOUR WAY with the help of 90 easy-to-use maps, including customised itinerary maps • GET HIGH - Our experts give you details on Pakistan's best treks • KEEP OUT OF TROUBLE - Vital safety tips, from advice on how to...


Pakistan: Eye of the Storm
Owen Bennett Jones
0300101473
August 2003
Textbook Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Yale, which presciently gave us Taliban, by Ahmed Rashid, now brings out a study of another crucial country in Central and South Asia. Former BBC correspondent Jones looks at the battle with India over Kashmir ("the single most significant reason for Pakistan's chronic instability") and argues that most Pakistanis want to live in a free and tolerant state, not a theocracy. He considers the future of General Pervez Musharraf's attempt to undo the "Islamization" initiated by his predecessor, General Mohammed Zia ul Haq. Illus.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Pakistan emerges here as a nation divided religiously, ethnically, politically, and geopolitically. This thematic study of its...


Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent
K. K. Gurung
0123093503
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description

This book is a field guide to the mammals of this unique subcontinent and includes the best places to watch them. It describes each of the 100 plus species that can be recognized in the field, including identification, habitat, range, behavior, diet, breeding, status, and similar species. The Field Guide also contains color illustrations of each mammal as well as tracks of the more prominent species, and mammal lists and maps for each national park.

Key Features: The only current guide to mammals of the region Contains color pictures and full text on the 106 larger species likely to be encountered Includes drawings of tracks of key species to aid identification Presents full details of 23 parks and reserves, with location maps, visiting details and species lists for each

About the...



Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia
Pamela Constable
1574886185
May 2004
Hardcover
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
Pamela Constable has been reporting from abroad for nearly two decades, and for The Washington Post since 1999; she's currently the paper's bureau chief in Kabul. As she tells us time and again throughout Fragments of Grace, she's seen it all and done most of it, too. She's talked her way into war zones, stared down dictators and gone undercover -- literally, beneath a burqa -- in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Fragments of Grace is her summary of what she's learned as a journalist but also as a human being, a woman in search of "meaning." What did she find? Very little that you haven't heard before, even if you've never come across Constable's byline. Her descriptions of post-Taliban Kabul contain the kind of telling details that might not fit in 20 column inches, and her...


Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America's War on Terror
Hassan Abbas
0765614979
September 2004
Textbook Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Nuclear, unstable, fundamentalist, Islamic—these adjectives are often used in frightening combination when the media turns to the topic of modern-day Pakistan, a critical but volatile ally in the fight to eradicate al Qaeda. With the sensibilities of both an insider and a scholar, Abbas, a Harvard fellow and former officer in President Pervez Musharraf’s anti-corruption police force, adds an important measure of sophistication to the popular understanding of Pakistan’s dangers and dysfunctions. His detailed analysis works through the country’s complicated history, starting in 1947 with the wrenching partition of British colonial India and ending with today’s impoverished, graft-addled government, which seems closer to falling into a maelstrom of religious radicalism every day. An...


Islam and the Economy of Pakistan
Izzud-Din Pal
019547001X
Mar 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Is Pakistan an ideological state? Is there a particular sectarian point of view which dominates the debate on ideology? These questions are critically examined in this book. The orthodox views on sacred laws of Islam are discussed in order to establish the context for the topic. To further
elaborate the argument, the author focuses on issues such as zakat, the rules of conduct for the individual and family, as well as income distribution and foreign trade.

Pakistan's official name--The Islamic Republic of Pakistan--defines the authority that is vested in it for decision-making powers on behalf of its citizens. As a republic, it has a democratic, formal structure in which people have the right to determine who would govern their affairs through free
and formal elections. It does not call for the national...


Military, State and Society in Pakistan
Hasan-Askari Rizvi
0312231938
August 5, 2000
Hardcover
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International Affairs
Essential reading for students of militarism in the developing world.

Review
“...a useful work, which contains much valuable information. This is enhanced by the author's clarity of expression and sound organization. Hasan-Askari Rizvi offers important observations about Pakistan politics, as well as about the military, which will be of interest....” —Journal of Asian Studies

“...essential reading for students of militarism in the developing world.” —International Affairs

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