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Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 324,  pages. Illustrations. Appendix. References. Index. DJ has wear, tears, chips and soiling. Inscribed by author on half-title page: To Mrs. Julia Petrov with cordial greetings, Ludwig W. Adamec Tucson, July 15, 1974. Ludwig W. Adamec (10 March 1924 – 1 January 2019) was a noted scholar on the Middle East and Afghanistan. He was a professor emeritus in the School of Middle East and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. He wrote and edited numerous books, including the republication of the monumental Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan, which had originally been compiled but was unpublished by the government in British India. As a child he was arrested and placed in the Moringen concentration camp where he stayed until the end of the Second World War. In 1950, he left Austria and after travels across Europe, Asia and Africa. He moved to the US in 1954, where he obtained a doctorate in Middle Eastern studies. In 1967, he came to the University of Arizona as a scholar in Middle Eastern studies. He taught the history of Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa from about 500 A.D. to present days, and also for some time taught Arabic and Persian languages at the University. In 1975, he established a Near Eastern Center at the University and headed the Center for the subsequent 10 years. In 1986-87 he headed the Afghanistan Branch at Voice of America.
Poole, New Orchard Editions, 1986. Reprint edition, presumed first printing. Hardcover. viii, 184 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendix: Chronological Tables of North-West Frontier Campaigns, Campaign Medals and Battle Honours. Glossary. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, tears, soiling and chips. Ink notation on page 182. Michael John Barthorp (died 5 January 2018, aged 90 years) was a British historian and writer, specializing in military history and military uniforms. Barthorp attended Wellington College until the end of World War II. In September 1945, he joined the Rifle Brigade under Universal Conscription and was demobilized in 1958. After some time with the Royal Hampshire Territorials, he exchanged for a regular commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment in which his family had served for three generations. Major Barthorp retired from service in 1968 to become a military historian and writer. He was a member of the Victorian Military Society, and has contributed to their magazine Soldiers of the Queen.