Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Book Review: Into The Land Of Bones

Into The Land Of Bones: Alexander The Great In Afghanistan, by Frank L. Holt This is a book I would have liked the chance to have reviewed academically, because I looked at a later book of his that dealt with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, And Iraq Wars (History Summarized)

Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, And Iraq Wars (History Summarized), by Tom Firme It is interesting that the author thinks it is worthwhile to summarize three wars which are only tangentially connected together, in one book that perhaps symbolizes more the lack … Continue reading

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Buzkashi

From time to time it is worth pondering the purposes of rules.  A few months ago I listened to an audiobook from an Afghan-American who sought to educate fellow Americans on the traumatic last couple of centuries of Afghan history, … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Stones Into Schools

Stones Into Schools:  Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, In Afghanistan And Pakistan, by Greg Mortenson, read by Atossa Leoni This book was disappointing on a variety of levels.  For one, the book was, disappointingly, not the usual sort of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Games Without Rules

Games Without Rules:  The Often-Interrupted History Of Afghanistican, by Tamim Ansary, read by the author I do not consider myself to be by any means an expert on Afghan history, but I do believe it is an area well worth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Combat Engineering Equipment Of The Warsaw Pact

Combat Engineering Equipment Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book fits right in a familiar alley for the author [1] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding Roses In The Dust

Finding Roses In The Dust:  A Journey To A New Perspective, by Erin Brynn [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Writing travel memoirs [1] is something that has … Continue reading

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Non-Movie Review: Murph: The Protector

Murph: The Protector: The True Story Of Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy So, I was recently sent my first documentary video to review for the Naval Historical Institute [1], after a previous book they sent me got stolen in … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Lost World Of The Golden King

Lost World Of The Golden King: In Search Of Ancient Afghanistan, by Frank L. Holt For those who are not aware, I have a passion for random and obscure history of lost civilizations, a subject I occasionally blog about [1]. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Women Of Afghanistan Under The Taliban

The Women Of Afghanistan Under The Taliban, by Rosemarie Skaine This is the sort of book that exemplefies the term false dilemma or doublespeak. Like Alabama vs. Notre Dame or Aliens vs. Predators (the second comparison more apt than it … Continue reading

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