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Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real; but it sits atop an older struggle, between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan: a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam.Now, Tamim Ansary draws on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources to explain history from the inside out, and to illuminate the long, internal struggle that the outside world has never fully understood. It is the story of a nation struggling to take form, a nation undermined by its own demons while, every 40 to 60 years, a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made. Told in conversational, storytelling style, and focusing on key events and personalities, Games without Rules provides revelatory insight into a country at the center of political debate.

Hardcover:

9781610390941, titled "Games without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan" | Public Affairs, November 27, 2012, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism.

Paperback:

9781610393195 | Public Affairs, March 4, 2014, cover price $16.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9781470846305 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 27, 2012), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: [*Read by the author - Tamim Ansary] Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism.

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Product Description: [Library Edition Audiobook CD in vinyl case.][*Read by the author - Tamim Ansary] Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real, but it sits atop an older struggle between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan -- a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781470846299 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 27, 2012), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: [Library Edition Audiobook CD in vinyl case.

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Product Description: [MP3CD Audiobook format in vinyl case] [*Read by the author - Tamim Ansary] Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism. That war is real, but it sits atop an older struggle between Kabul and the countryside, between order and chaos, between a modernist impulse to join the world and the pull of an older Afghanistan -- a tribal universe of village republics permeated by Islam...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781470846329 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 27, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [MP3CD Audiobook format in vinyl case] [*Read by the author - Tamim Ansary] Today, most Westerners still see the war in Afghanistan as a contest between democracy and Islamist fanaticism.

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Product Description: Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected, and the Western narrative drove the other one under...read more

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9781433272240, titled "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 1, 2009), cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781433272233 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 1, 2009), cover price $65.95 | About this edition: Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other.

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Product Description: Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected, and the Western narrative drove the other one under...read more

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9781433272271 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 1, 2009), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other.

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Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting. This book reveals the parallel other narrative of world history to help us make sense of today s world conflicts. Ansary traces the history of the Muslim world from pre-Mohammedan days through 9/11, introducing people, events, empires, legends, and religious disputes, both in terms of what happened and how it was understood and interpreted.

Hardcover:

9781586486068 | Public Affairs, April 27, 2009, cover price $26.95

Paperback:

9781586488130 | Reprint edition (Public Affairs, April 27, 2010), cover price $16.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9781433272264 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, May 1, 2009), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other.

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Product Description: It is the last Monday in May and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Memorial Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: what great idea Abraham Lincoln talked about, how a group of women started a new holiday, who Americans remember on Memorial Day...read more

Paperback:

9781432919436 | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $8.29 | About this edition: It is the last Monday in May and school is closed.

Library:

9781432919351, titled "El Dia de los caidos/ Memorial Day" | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: It is the last Monday in May and school is closed.

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Product Description: It is July 4 and you are going to see the fireworks. But do you know why? It's Independence Day! Turn the pages of this book to find out why our country had to win its freedom, what happened on July 4, 1776 that makes this day special, why we watch fireworks on July 4...read more

Paperback:

9781432919429, titled "El Dia de la Independencia/ Independence Day" | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: It is July 4 and you are going to see the fireworks.

Library:

9781432919344 | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: It is July 4 and you are going to see the fireworks.

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Product Description: It is the last Thursday in November and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Thanksgiving Day, of course? Turn the pages of this book to find out: why we eat turkey on Thanksgiving, when the first Thanksgiving took place, why Abraham Lincoln thought Thanksgiving would be good for the United States...read more

Paperback:

9781432919412 | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $8.29 | About this edition: It is the last Thursday in November and school is closed.

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Product Description: It is the third Monday in February and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Presidents' Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: how George Washington almost became 'King George', which two holidays became Presidents' Day, which presidents can be seen on a mountain...read more

Paperback:

9781432919443 | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $8.29 | About this edition: It is the third Monday in February and school is closed.

Library:

9781432919368, titled "El Dia de los Presidentes/ Presidents' Day" | 2 edition (Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: It is the third Monday in February and school is closed.

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Product Description: It is June 14 and your neighbors all have flags outside their houses. But do you know why? Its Flag Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: who designed our first flag, what the stars and stripes stand for, how a teacher helped spread the idea of Flag Day...read more

Paperback:

9781432919672, titled "El Dia de la bandera/ Flag Day" | Capstone Pr Inc, February 15, 2009, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: It is June 14 and your neighbors all have flags outside their houses.

Library:

9781432919603, titled "El Dia de la bandera/ Flag Day" | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: It is June 14 and your neighbors all have flags outside their houses.

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Product Description: It is the first Monday in September and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Labor Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: why parks are crowded on Labor Day, why children today go to school and do not work in factories, why Americans rest on a holiday that celebrates working...read more

Paperback:

9781432919658, titled "El Dia del Trabajo/ Labor Day" | 2 edition (Capstone Pr Inc, February 15, 2009), cover price $8.29 | About this edition: It is the first Monday in September and school is closed.

Library:

9781432919580, titled "El Dia del Trabajo/ Labor Day" | 2 edition (Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: It is the first Monday in September and school is closed.

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Product Description: It is the third Monday in January and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Turn the pages of this book to find out what dream Dr. King shared with the world, who Mohandas Gandhi was, how one brave woman helped Martin Luther King Jr...read more

Paperback:

9781432919450 | 2 edition (Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: It is the third Monday in January and school is closed.

Library:

9781432919375 | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: It is the third Monday in January and school is closed.

Paperback:

9781432919641, titled "El Dia de los Veteranos Veterans' Day" | 2 edition (Capstone Pr Inc, February 15, 2009), cover price $7.99

Library:

9781432919573, titled "El Dia de los Veteranos/ Veterans' Day" | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $26.00

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Product Description: It is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and there are signs on lawns and windows and grown-ups coming in and out of your school. But do you know why? It's Election Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: who can vote, who can be president, why it is important to vote...read more

Paperback:

9781432919634, titled "El dia de las Elecciones/ Election Day" | 2 edition (Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: It is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and there are signs on lawns and windows and grown-ups coming in and out of your school.

Library:

9781432919566, titled "El dia de las elecciones/ Election Day" | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: It is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and there are signs on lawns and windows and grown-ups coming in and out of your school.

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Product Description: It is the last Thursday in November and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Thanksgiving Day, of course? Turn the pages of this book to find out: why we eat turkey on Thanksgiving, when the first Thanksgiving took place, why Abraham Lincoln thought Thanksgiving would be good for the United States...read more

Library:

9781432919337 | Heinemann/Raintree, February 15, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: It is the last Thursday in November and school is closed.

Library:

9781432919382 | Heinemann/Raintree, January 30, 2009, cover price $156.00

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Product Description: Developed precisely for reluctant readers, the Just Imagine! books are easy-to-read, high-interest nonfiction. Written at a low readability level (4 5) for middle school and high school students, they build reading comprehension, critical-thinking and vocabulary skills...read more

Paperback:

9780825151965 | Pck edition (J Weston Walch Pub, January 1, 2004), cover price $131.00 | About this edition: Developed precisely for reluctant readers, the Just Imagine!

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. One of the most eloquent voices on the conflict between Islam and the West, Ansary's book is a deeply personal account of the struggle to reconcile two great civilizations and to find some point in the imagination where they might meet.

Prebinding:

9781417617241 | Turtleback Books, March 30, 2003, cover price $28.20 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

Introduces Thanksgiving Day, explaining why we eat turkey, when the first Thanksgiving took place, and why Abraham Lincoln thought Thanksgiving would be good for the United States.

Prebinding:

9780613879705 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2003, cover price $16.65 | About this edition: Introduces Thanksgiving Day, explaining why we eat turkey, when the first Thanksgiving took place, and why Abraham Lincoln thought Thanksgiving would be good for the United States.

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Introduces Flag Day, explaining who designed our first flag, what the stars and stripes stand for, and how a teacher helped spread the idea of Flag Day. (view table of contents)

Prebinding:

9780613506915 | Turtleback Books, August 1, 2002, cover price $17.15 | About this edition: Introduces Flag Day, explaining who designed our first flag, what the stars and stripes stand for, and how a teacher helped spread the idea of Flag Day.

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