Best Pakistan History Books
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1. Flashback to 1971 – A Time Traveler’s Guide: Perfect birthday or wedding anniversary gift for anyone born or married in 1971. For friends, parents or … (A Time-Traveler’s Guide – Flashback Series)
Author: by B. Bradforsand-Tyler
Also available in other years – – – Let’s FLASHBACK to 1971 a very special year. Was this the year you were born? Was this the year you were married? Let’s travel back in time to celebrate your year, THE YEAR 1971, with this slim 70+ page book packed with fun-filled fabulous facts.
Enjoy a trip down memory lane, as you discover the people, the places, the politics, and the pleasures that made the year 1971 so special and unique, influencing the world we know today. Imagine if time-travel was a reality, and one fine morning you wake up to find yourself flashed back in time, back to the year 1971.
What would life be like for a typical family, in a typical town, somewhere in America? In the early 70s our cultural gaze had shifted away from London’s Swinging Sixties, back to the USA. The hippie view of the world, with its emphasis on peace, love and nature.(cont.
Now just imagine you flashed back to a town in 1971 England. Although not all doom and gloom, the United Kingdom had found itself slipping on the world stage. (Get the book to read more! Expertly written by author B. Bradforsand-Tyler, a history teacher with a passion for sharing his knowledge.
2. Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor
Author: by Clinton Romesha
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.
It doesn’t get better.’ To us, that phrase nailed one of the essential truths, maybe even the essential truth, about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itselfKeatinghad become a kind of backhanded joke.
In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend. On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating.
3. Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
Author: by Peter Zuckerman
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature “Gripping, intenseBuried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air].” Kate Tuttle, Boston GlobeWhen eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived.
Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world’s most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.
Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club. 16 pages of illustrations; 8 maps
4. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
Author: by Steve Coll
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer PrizeA well written, authoritative, high-altitude drama with few heroes, many villains, bags of cash, and a tragic endingone that may not have been inevitable. The Washington PostFrom the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America’s secret history in Afghanistan.
To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks.
Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA’s role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S.
5. Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes
Author: by Tamim Ansary
The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective, ignored for a thousand years. In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from a new perspective: with the evolution of the Muslim community at the center.
His story moves from the lifetime of Mohammed through a succession of far-flung empires, to the tangle of modern conflicts that culminated in the events of 9/11. He introduces the key people, events, ideas, legends, religious disputes, and turning points of world history, imparting not only what happened but how it is understood from the Muslim perspective.
He clarifies why two great civilizations-Western and Muslim-grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe-a place it long perceived as primitive-had somehow hijacked destiny.
6. The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden
Author: by Mark Bowden
October 16, 2012
New York Times bestseller: The true behind-the-scenes story of the manhunt for the 9/11 mastermind is a page-turner (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). From the author of Black Hawk Down and Hue 1968, this is a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
With access to key sources, Mark Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaedaa scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to trackdemanded an innovative approach.
Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this warthe fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved.
By spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs.
7. No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad
Author: by Daniel S. Markey
This book tells the story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Pakistan’s internal troubles have already threatened U.S. Security and international peace, and Pakistan’s rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal, and relationships with China and India will continue to force it upon America’s geostrategic map in new and important ways over the coming decades.
This book explores the main trends in Pakistani society that will help determine its future; traces the wellsprings of Pakistani anti-American sentiment through the history of U.S. Pakistan relations from 1947 to 2001; assesses how Washington made and implemented policies regarding Pakistan since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001; and analyzes how regional dynamics, especially the rise of China, will likely shape U.S.Pakistan relations.
It concludes with three options for future U.S. Strategy, described as defensive insulation, military-first cooperation, and comprehensive cooperation. The book explains how Washington can prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes.
8. Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Author: by Steve Coll
Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionLonglisted for the 2018 National Book Award for NonfictionFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America’s intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency.
While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as “Directorate S,” was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan’s sphere of influence.
After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the U.S., deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the U.S. Was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan.
9. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace – One School at a Time
Author: by Greg Mortenson
The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school.
Over the next decade he built fifty-five schoolsespecially for girlsthat offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.
10. India: A History. Revised and Updated
Author: by John Keay
Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay’s India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today.
In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide-ranging and authoritative, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world’s oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.
11. India After Gandhi Revised and Updated Edition: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
Author: by Ramachandra Guha
From one of the subcontinent’s most important and controversial writers comes this definitive history of post-Partition India, published on the 60th anniversary of IndependenceTold in lucid and beautiful prose, the story of India’s wild ride toward and since Independence is a riveting one.
Taking full advantage of the dramatic details of the protests and conflicts that helped shape the nation, politically, socially, and economically, Guha writes of the factors and processes that have kept the country together, and kept it democratic, defying the numerous prophets of doom.
Moving between history and biography, this story provides fresh insights into the lives and public careers of those legendary and long-serving Prime Ministers, Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Indira Gandhi. Guha includes vivid sketches of the major provincial leaders, but also writes with feeling and sensitivity about lesser-known Indianspeasants, tribals, women, workers, and Untouchables.
Massively researched and elegantly written, this is the work of a major scholar at the height of his powers, a brilliant and definitive history of what is possibly the most important, occasionally the most exasperating, and certainly the most interesting country in the world.
12. The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State
Author: by Declan Walsh
A New York Times New Book to Watch For (November 2020) The former New York Times Pakistan bureau chief paints an arresting, up-close portrait of a fractured country. Declan Walsh is one of the New York Times’s most distinguished international correspondents.
His electrifying portrait of Pakistan over a tumultuous decade captures the sweep of this strange, wondrous, and benighted country through the dramatic lives of nine fascinating individuals. On assignment as the country careened between crises, Walsh traveled from the raucous port of Karachi to the salons of Lahore, and from Baluchistan to the mountains of Waziristan.
He met a diverse cast of extraordinary Pakistanisa chieftain readying for war at his desert fort, a retired spy skulking through the borderlands, and a crusading lawyer risking death for her beliefs, among others. Through these nine lives he describes a country on the brinka place of creeping extremism and political chaos, but also personal bravery and dogged idealism that defy easy stereotypes.
13. The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease
Author: by Ronesh Sinha MD
Primal Nutrition, Inc.
The South Asian Health Solution is the first book to provide an ancestral health-based wellness plan culturally tailored for those of South Asian ancestry living in India, the United States and across the world a population identified as being at the highest risk for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and related conditions.
Dr. Ronesh Sinha, an internal medicine specialist in California’s Silicon Valley, sees high risk South Asian patients and runs education and wellness programs for corporate clients. He has taken many South Asians out of the high risk, high body mass category and helped them reverse disease risk factors without medications.
His comprehensive lifestyle modification approach has been validated by cutting edge medical science and the real-life success stories he profiles throughout the book. Inside you’ll learn: Look beyond LDL to accurately interpret cholesterol and other heart disease risk numbers Modifying cultural traditions that lead to weight gain and disease How to effectively manage sleep, stress and fatigue Specific advice for women, children, and seniorsThe South Asian Health Solution explains complex medical circumstances and terminology in an easy to understand voice, allowing you to grasp the how’s and why’s of dietary and lifestyle modification to prevent disease.Q&A with Ron1.
14. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Author: by Ahmed Rashid
Yale University Press
“The standard work in English on the Taliban” (Christopher de Bellaigue, New York Review of Books ), by Pakistan’s best and bravest reporter (Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair)The updated edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller”[A] valuable and informative work.”Richard Bernstein, New York Times Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Talibanthe world’s most extreme and radical Islamic organizationinto sharp focus in this enormously insightful book.
Rashid offers the only authoritative account of the Taliban available to English-language readers, explaining the Taliban’s rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the Middle East and Central Asia, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban.
He also describes the new face of Islamic fundamentalism and explains why Afghanistan has become the world center for international terrorism. In this updated edition, Rashid examines how the Taliban regained its strength; how and why the Taliban spread across Central Asia; how the Taliban helped Al’Qaida’s spread into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far east; and more.
15. The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
Author: by Gary J. Bass
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General NonfictionWinner of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Book AwardWinner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for Best Foreign Affairs BookWinner of the Asia Society’s Bernard Schwartz Book AwardWinner of the Cundill Prize for Historical LiteratureWinner of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Robert H.
Ferrell Book PrizeWinner of the Ramnath Goenka AwardOne of the Best Books of the Year at The Economist Financial Times The New Republic The Washington Post Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Notable Book This magnificent history provides the first full account of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s secret support for Pakistan in 1971 as it committed shocking atrocities in Bangladeshwhich led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left major strategic consequences for the world today.
Drawing on previously unheard White House tapes, recently declassified documents, and his own extensive investigative reporting, Gary Bass uncovers an astonishing unknown story of superpower brinkmanship, war, scandal, and conscience. Revelatory, authoritative, and compulsively readable, The Blood Telegram is a thrilling chronicle of a pivotal chapter in American foreign policy.
‘A riveting, unvarnished and wholly unforgettable portrait of America’s most storied commandos at war.’ – Joby Warrick, author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account of SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s awe-inspiring 400-mission career .
O’Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs’ most elite unit. The Operator describes the nonstop action of O’Neill’s deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evoking the black humor of years-long combat, and reveals firsthand details of the most discussed anti-terrorist operation in military history.