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Books on Afghan History


Lee, Jonathan L., Afghanistan: a history from 1260 to the present, Reaktion Books, London, 2018. 784 pages.


Edwards, David B. Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan jihad, University of California Press, April 2002. The author traces the lives of three recent Afghan leaders in Afghanistan's history to explain how the promise of progress and prosperity that animated Afghanistan in the 1960s crumbled and became discord, destruction, and despair.


Edwards, David B. Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier, University of California Press, November 1996. The author believes that conflicting values within an artificially-created state are at the root of Afghanistan's current instability.



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