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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of the monumental Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan, which had originally been compiled but was unpublished by the government in British India.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.
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2007. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 323,  pages. Illustrations. Contents include: Acknowledgments; One: An Anthropological Excursion into the Muslim World; Two: The Struggle within Islam; Three: Tribes, Women, and Honor in the Age of Globalization; Four: Who is Defining Islam after 9/11 and Why?; Five: The Clash of Civilizations?, Six: Lifting the Veil; Epilogue: The Hope of the World; Appendix: Analysis of the Questionnaires; Notes, and Index. Inscribed by author to Oprah Winfrey with transmittal letter referencing his previous appearance on her program and presenting this copy of his book to her. Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed, is a Pakistani-American academic, author, poet, playwright, filmmaker and former diplomat. He held the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and is Professor of International Relations at the American University in Washington, D.C. Immediately prior, he taught at Princeton University as served as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He also taught at Harvard University. Ahmed was the First Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In 2004 Ahmed was named District of Columbia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. A former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Ahmed served as Political Agent in South Waziristan Agency and Commissioner in Baluchistan. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Washington, DC: Brassey's, Inc., 2004. First Edition. Second Printing. Hardcover. xxi, , 309,  pages. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. The author is a senior U.S. intelligence official. The book is a scathing critique of the Bush administration's policies since 9/11. Michael F. Scheuer (born 1952) is an American former intelligence officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, author, commentator and former adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies. One assignment during his 22-year career was serving as Chief of the Bin Laden Issue Station (the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorism Center, known as "Alec Station") from 1996 to 1999. He also served as Special Advisor to the Chief of Alec Station from September 2001 to November 2004. Scheuer became a public figure after being outed as the author of the book Imperial Hubris, in which he criticized many of the United States' assumptions about Islamist insurgencies and particularly Osama bin Laden. Later in 2004, Scheuer resigned from the CIA. Scheuer depicted bin Laden as a rational actor who was fighting to weaken the United States by weakening its economy, rather than merely killing Americans. Scheuer challenges the assumption that terrorism is the threat facing the United States in the modern era, arguing rather that Islamist insurgency is the core of the conflict between the U.S. and Islamist forces, who in places such as Kashmir and Chechnya are "struggling not just for independence but against institutionalized barbarism." bin Laden acknowledged the book in a 2007 statement, suggesting that it revealed "the reasons for your losing the war against us"
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.