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Ashley's War

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on...

No Space for Further Burials

by Feryal Ali Gauhar

A haunting, exquisitely written novel exploring the true devastation of the US war in Afghanistan.

Canada in Afghanistan: The War So Far

by Peter Pigott

As the war escalates in Afghanistan, Canadians are asking why we are there. This book is an introduction to what is happening and what we can expect through 2009.

Killing the Cranes: A Reporter's Journey through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan

by Edward Girardet

Few reporters have covered Afghanistan as intrepidly and humanely as Edward Girardet. Now, in a gripping, personal account, Girardet delivers a story of that nation's resistance fighters, foreign invaders, mercenaries,...

American Heroes

by Oliver North

From the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes Proved, a moving collection of “straightforward, honest testimonials to the courage American troops display on and off the battlefield” (Kirkus Reviews...

The Taliban Don't Wave

by Robert Semrau

Captain Robert Semraus military trial made international headlines—a Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan arrested for allegedly killing a grievously wounded Taliban soldier in the field. The trial and...


by Jonathan G. Owen

Jonathan Owen, in his book "#Fail: Why the US Lost the War in Afghanistan," provides a military insider's look at why the US counterinsurgency strategy was doomed to failure. When Owen’s research was first...

The Hazaras and the Afghan State

by Niamatullah Ibrahimi

The Hazaras of Afghanistan have borne the brunt of many of the destructive forces unleashed by the establishment of the Afghan monarchy in 1747. The history of their relationship with the Afghan state has been...

Letters Home: One Man, Three Wars

by Terry A. Roberts

Read straight from the heart through the eyes of Terry A. Roberts hand written letters home to family from the front lines as he relays his fears, frustrations, trials and triumphs. This work chronicles the...

Al Qaeda’S New Strategy

by Rick Cleland

What is terrorism, fundamentally? It is to cause the general population to lose FAITH in the ABILITY of Government, at ANY level, to adequately protect the Citizenty. To create the belief or PERCEPTION among...

Weapon of Choice: The Operations of U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan

by Combat Studies Institute & United States Department of Defense

This eBook edition of "Weapon of Choice: The Operations of U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "Weapon of...

My Enemy's Enemy

by Avinash Paliwal

The archetype of 'my enemy's enemy is my friend', India's political and economic presence in Afghanistan is often viewed as a Machiavellian ploy aimed against Pakistan. The first of its kind, this book interrogates...


by Geoffrey Hayes & Mark Sedra

Many have questioned the wisdom of the international intervention in Afghanistan in light of the escalation of violence and instability in the country in the past few years. Particularly uncertain are Canadians,...

Fields of Combat

by Erin P. Finley

For many of the 1.6 million U.S. service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, the trip home is only the beginning of a longer journey. Many undergo an awkward period of readjustment to...

Doctors at War

by Mark de Rond & Chris Hedges

Doctors at War is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan. Mark de Rond tells of the highs and lows of surgical life in hard-hitting...


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Come from the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan

by Terry Glavin

Come from the Shadows is not about the Afghanistan we may think we know. It is not about the country depicted in urgent dispatches from embedded reporters; it isn't about the country evoked by anti-war protestors...

A Line in the Sand: Canadians at War in Kandahar

by Ray Wiss

In 2007–08, Dr. Ray Wiss, a former infantry officer, served with the Canadian Forces at forward operating bases in Khandahar's Panjwayi valley, the area experiencing the most intense combat in Afghanistan....

Among the Walking Wounded

by John Conrad

  • Author Col. John Conrad is an expert and experienced author whose book What the Thunder Said sold over 2,220 copies in Canada
  • The subject is exceedingly topical/relevant and will remain so for many years as...

First Soldiers Down: Canada's Friendly Fire Deaths in Afghanistan

by Ron Corbett & Pat Stogran

On April 18, 2002, U.S. fighter pilot Major Harry Schmidt dropped a laser-guided bomb on Canadian troops at Tarnak Farms in Afghanistan, killing four and wounding eight. First Soldiers Down recounts what happened...