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  • UNDER SUCH A SHELTERING SKY

    The year is 1971. After decades of military rule, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his Awami League had won a landslide victory in the first election based on universal franchise in Pakistan. But the euphoria is short-lived. Instead of handing over power to the winner, the military regime cracks down on the Eastern wing of the country to crush the movement for the liberation of Bangladesh. A brutal conflict follows pitting West against East, turning neighbours against each other, dividing friends and families and igniting war between India and Pakistan. Two young men find themselves caught up in the tumultuous events of that year on opposite sides of the war. One is battling to preserve the unity of Pakistan, the other is fighting for an independent Bangladesh. Their paths cross in unpredictable ways in the chaos of war. As first one side and then the other gains the upper hand, at critical moments each man would hold the other’s life in his hands. What would they do? And what are the consequences of the choices they make?
    ISBN: 9789697161690
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SARMILA BOSE

     995
  • MILITARY INC.

    Pakistan is a strategic ally of the US in the ?war on terror?. It is the third largest recipient of US aid in the world. Yet Pakistan is a state run by its army and intelligence service. Operating in the shadows, Pakistan?s military industrial complex owns and controls swathes of the economic and political landscape of the country. Military Inc. dares to illuminate the military as an oppressive holding company possessing not just security-related businesses, but also hotels, shopping malls, insurance companies, banks, farms and even an airline. The result is a deeply undemocratic society, where money is funnelled towards the military s economic enterprises, leaving those in need of it impoverished and effectively disenfranchised. With an empirical richness, and a view to Pakistan?s recent history, Ayesha Siddiqa offers a detailed and powerful case study of a global phenomenon: corruption, hollow economic growth and elitism. This new edition includes a chapter on the recent developments of the military s foray into the media, and a new preface.
    ISBN: 9780745399010
    Publisher: PLUTO PRESS
    Subtitle: INSIDE PAKISTAN’S MILITARY ECONOMY – 2ND ED
    Author: AYESHA SIDDIQA

     6,695
  • TALIBAN

    Following the U.S-Taliban peace deal of February 2020 – and the U.S’s promised withdrawal from Afghanistan – the Taliban began terrorizing Afghan security forces, civilians and the government in Kabul. By August 2021, the group had seized control of the entire country.

    Taliban is a New York Times bestseller by the award-winning journalist Ahmed Rashid. Now considered a modern classic, the book provides rare insight into the history of the Taliban, their political movement, their leaders and their aims. This authoritative account is renowned for being able to explain one of the world’s most extreme organizations from their inception in northern Pakistan in the early 1990s to their rise to power. In doing so, Rashid closely details their impact on Afghanistan, the Middle East and Central Asia, and how and why the Taliban spread, including their relationship with both Al-Qaeda and the U.S.

    The book has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 40 languages. This third edition marks twenty years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and the author adds a new introduction to reflect on how the group regained their strength, the humanitarian crisis, and what Taliban rule is likely to mean for the region and the world.
    ISBN: 9780755647101
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: THE POWER OF MILITANT ISLAM IN AFGHANISTAN AND BEYOND
    Author: Ahmed Rashid

     4,945
  • SPIES, LIES, AND ALGORITHMS

    Spying has never been more ubiquitous?or less understood. The world is drowning in spy movies, TV shows, and novels, but universities offer more courses on rock and roll than on the CIA and there are more congressional experts on powdered milk than espionage. This crisis in intelligence education is distorting public opinion, fueling conspiracy theories, and hurting intelligence policy. In Spies, Lies, and Algorithms, Amy Zegart separates fact from fiction as she offers an engaging and enlightening account of the past, present, and future of American espionage as it faces a revolution driven by digital technology
    ISBN: 9780691223070
    Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE
    Author: AMY B. ZEGART

     5,745
  • THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS

    Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

    After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies. In the summer of 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation. Standing in his way was Chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. Thunder in the Mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life. 8 pages of illustrations

    ISBN: 9780393355659
    Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
    Subtitle: CHIEF JOSEPH, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, AND THE NEZ PERCE WAR
    Author: DANIEL J. SHARFSTEIN

     2,795
  • NO MISSION IS IMPOSSIBLE

    A riveting follow-up to Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal?s account of the most memorable missions of the Mossad, No Mission Is Impossible sheds light on some of the most harrowing, nail-biting operations of the Israeli Special Forces.

    In No Mission Is Impossible, Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal depict in electrifying detail major battles, raids in enemy territory, and the death- defying commando missions of the Israeli Special Forces. The stories are often of victories, but sometimes also of immense failures, and they run side by side with the accounts of the lives and accomplishments of some of Israel?s most prominent figures.

    Captivating and eye-opening, No Mission Is Impossible is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how these crucial missions shaped Israel, and the world at large.

    ISBN: 9780857987143 AUTHOR: MICHAEL BAR-ZOHAR, NISSIM MISHAL
    ISBN: 9780857987143
    Publisher: VINTAGE
    Subtitle: THE DEATH-DEFYING MISSIONS OF THE ISRAELI SPECIAL FORCES

    Author: MICHAEL BAR-ZOHAR

     2,495
  • ENEMIES AND NEIGHBOURS

    In Enemies and Neighbors, Ian Black, who has spent over three decades covering events in the Middle East and is currently a fellow at the London School of Economics, offers a major new history of the Arab-Zionist conflict from 1917 to today, published on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Laying the historical groundwork in the final decades of the Ottoman era, when the first Zionist settlers arrived in the Holy Land, Black draws on a wide range of sources–from declassified documents to oral histories to his own vivid on-the-ground reporting to recreate the major milestones in the most polarizing conflict of the modern age, and from both sides. In the third year of World War I, the seed was planted for an inevitable clash: Jerusalem governor Izzat Pasha surrendered to British troops and foreign secretary Lord Balfour issued a fateful document promising the establishment of “a national home for the Jewish people.” The chronicle takes us through the Arab rebellion of the 1930s; the long shadow of the Nazi Holocaust; the war of 1948 culminating in Israel’s independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe); the “cursed victory” of the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Palestinian re-awakening; the first and second Intifadas; the Oslo Accords; and other failed peace negotiations and continued violence up to 2017.
    ISBN: 9780241004425 AUTHOR: IAN BLACK

    ISBN: 9780241004425
    Publisher: ALLEN LANE
    Subtitle: ARABS AND JEWS IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL, 1917-2017
    Author: IAN BLACK

     4,995
  • THE ART OF WAR

    Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The Art of War is a book which should be used to gain advantage of opponents in the boardroom and battlefield alike.
    ISBN: 9781590302255
    AUTHOR: SUN TZU
    ISBN: 9781590302255
    Publisher: SHAMBHALA
    Subtitle:
    Author: SUN TZU

     595
  • THE ART OF WAR

    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known and most highly regarded book on military strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is from ancient China, its principles and advice are timeless?as applicable in the boardroom as they are on the battlefield.

    Unlike contemporary translations that have focused too heavily on applying this military classic to corporate conflicts, this definitive interpretation maintains the impact of the original. Written for martial artists by a martial artist, it is free of academic commentary and ambiguous metaphors, as Hanshi Kaufman uses straightforward prose to explain Sun Tzu’s message. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into thirteen sections, each presenting vital information on military strategy ranging from assessing opposing armies and the proper treatment of troops to the use of spies.
    “synopsis” may belong to another edition of this title.

    ISBN: 9780804830805
    AUTHOR: SUN TZU
    ISBN: 9780804830805
    Publisher: SHAMBHALA
    Subtitle:

    Author: SUN TZU

     595
  • KILL CHAIN

    Kill Chain is the essential history of drone warfare, a development in military technology that, as Andrew Cockburn demonstrates, has its origins in long-buried secret programmes dating to US military interventions in Vietnam and Yugoslavia. Cockburn follows the links in a chain that stretches from the White House, through the drone command center in Nevada, to the skies of Helmand Province. The book reveals the powerful interests-military, CIA and corporate-that turned the Pentagon away from manned aircraft and boots on the ground to killing by remote control. Cockburn uncovers the technological breakthroughs, the revolution in military philosophy, and the devastating collateral damage resulting from assassinations allegedly targeted with pinpoint precision. Vivid, powerful and chilling, Kill Chain draws on sources deep in the military and intelligence establishment to lay bare the failure of the modern American way of war.
    ISBN: 9781784782696
    AUTHOR: ANDREW COCKBURN
    ISBN: 9781784782696
    Publisher: VERSO
    Subtitle: DRONES AND THE RISE OF HIGH-TECH ASSASSINS
    Author: ANDREW COCKBURN

     1,795
  • ATTACK ON THE BLACK CAT TRACK

    Seven Australians and one New Zealander set out on an epic adventure to trek Papua New Guinea’s remote Black Cat Track. As they make their first steps toward the track, they have no inkling of the disaster that will enfold them. Situated to the north of the Kokoda Track, the Black Cat Track is reputed to be much more demanding than its more famous neighbour, and these intrepid trekkers are keen to test themselves against its gruelling terrain. They share an avid interest in WWII military history, and with some excitement they learn that the Black Cat Track is littered with evidence of the savage battles between Australian and Japanese forces. The trekkers are also keen to experience the culture of the local people. Suddenly, events take a violent turn. Tribal tension erupts around them, and the trekking party is subjected to a horrifying attack. In its blood-stained aftermath a strong bond develops between the trekkers and the PNG porters. Ultimately, this is a story about culture shock, tragedy, heroism, generosity, and of an unlikely yet enduring bond of friendship that has develop out of a shared traumatic experience.ed traumatic experience.

    ISBN: 9781925556018

    AUTHOR: MAX CARMICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781925556018
    Publisher: MELBOURNE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MAX CARMICHAEL

     2,495
  • SALADIN

    n this authoritative biography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life with vivid detail in “a rollicking good story” (Justin Marozzi).

    Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the twelfth century, he is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero. A ruthless defender of his faith and brilliant leader, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes.

    But Saladin is far more than a historical hero. Builder, literary patron, and theologian, he is a man for all times, and a symbol of hope for an Arab world once again divided. Centuries after his death, in cities from Damascus to Cairo and beyond, to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Saladin continues to be an immensely potent symbol of religious and military resistance to the West. He is central to Arab memories, sensibilities, and the ideal of a unified Islamic state.

    John Man charts Saladin’s rise to power, his struggle to unify the warring factions of his faith, and his battles to retake Jerusalem and expel Christian influence from Arab lands. Saladin explores the life and enduring legacy of this champion of Islam while examining his significance for the world today.

    ISBN: 9780306825422

    AUTHOR: JOHN MAN
    ISBN: 9780306825422
    Publisher: DA CAPO PRESS
    Subtitle: THE SULTAN WHO VANQUISHED THE CRUSADERS AND BUILT AN ISLAMIC EMPIRE
    Author: JOHN MAN

     1,695
  • FLASHPOINTS

    Never one to shy away from controversy, Abramovich’s thought-provoking collection of essays and opinion pieces are sure to arouse heated discussion. Mercilessly tackling everything from Mel Gibson’s anti-Semantic rants, The Holocaust, Family Guy, and Michael Jackson, Flashpoint offers unique perspectives on Jewish issues. Whether you agree with him or not, one thing is certain: Abramovich’s writings will lead you on a journey of exploration and reflection, challenging what many people hold true about topics that are as relevant today as ever.

    ISBN: 9781925000900

    AUTHOR: DVIR ABRAMOVICH

     
    ISBN: 9781925000900
    Publisher: HYBRID PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: ISRAEL, ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE HOLOCAUST
    Author: DVIR ABRAMOVICH

     2,795
  • 1946 THE LAST WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

    Pramod Kapoor’s compelling narrative of the Royal Indian Navy uprising of February 1946 in Mumbai and Karachi meticulously researches the seven-day face-off between the naval mutineers, a divided press and an impassioned public opinion, ranged on the one side and the colonial government and the all India nationalist political parties on the other, in a nail-biting, blow by blow account that, in all probability, accelerated the departure of the British from India. What followed was a conspiracy of silence hatched between understandably nervous post-colonial military establishments and Independence historians on both sides of the border, and the creation of a cast-iron taboo that has survived to this present day. Kapoor has unveiled a hidden chapter of our shared history for which he is to be warmly congratulated.
    ISBN: 9789697161720
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: THE ROYAL INDIAN NAVY MUTINY
    Author: PRAMOD KAPOOR

     2,100
  • BATTLE HONOUR CHHAMB

    “Chhamb was finally entered by 28 Cavalry at about 0900 hours.” The Pakistan Army 1966-71 Major General Shaukat Riza (Retired) “Major Guleri (`A’ Company, 9 Jat: Author) and his boys fought to repulse the enemy tank assault (28 Cavalry: Author), with whatever they had. But the enemy tanks operating with impunity proved more than a match for them. … Major Guleri repeated his request on radio for permission to withdraw as the enemy tanks were closing in on his company from all sides. He was, however, told to check whether he was not mistaking own tanks sent as reinforcement as that of the enemy. He replied, “Cannot mistake my own tanks, as these tanks require no identification. They are firing on me and I am suffering very heavy casualties”. The last transmission from Major Guleri was again his request for a withdrawal when he reported that enemy tanks were only 300 yards from him. Major Guleri and his men stood firmly. … After heavy fighting, this gallant officer and his men were taken prisoners?
    “Since the night it (28 Cavalry: Author) had arrived in the Sector, the regiment had been constantly in operation and within a span of five days; it had launched three attacks. For young regiment that went into battle with only 31 tanks, it had performed well above expectations.” At the Forward Edge of Battle: A History of Pakistan Armoured Corps Major General Syed Ali Hamid (Retired)

    Author: (M), LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

    ISBN: 9789692341608
    ISBN: 9789692341608
    Publisher: THE ARMY PRESS
    Subtitle: 1971 PAKISTAN-INDIA WAR HISTORY OF 28 CAVALRY
    Author: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

     3,000
  • FIGHTING HYBRID

    This book covers the myriad hybrid threats that Pakistan faces daily and provides recommendations for dealing with these threats. It will thus educate the readers in general, and the policymakers in particular, enabling them to arrive at more prudent decisions about Pakistan’s national security. The book begins by explaining the evolution of war over generations and the rise of hybrid warfare to the central stage. It then gives leading international perspectives about hybrid wars including the US, Chinese, European arid Indian perspectives, thereafter dissecting hybrid warfare, laying out its strands and domains for study. The book then distinguishes between hybrid warfare and other contemporary war concepts such as irregular warfare, grey zone conflicts, political warfare, compound warfare, and unrestricted warfare. Case studies including Ukraine, Crimea, Peloponnesian, and the 1971 wars have been covered, showing hybrid strands at work. The hybrid war against Pakistan has been explained in detail, exploring the geo-political context of the conflict, and how the Thucydides Trap induces further conflict. Threats to Pakistan have been elucidated in each domain, be it diplomatic, economic, military, or any other domain. Finally, concrete recommendations have been formulated at the geostrategic, national and military levels to tackle this hydra.

    Author: MIAN NADIR SULAIMAN

    ISBN: 9789692107877
    ISBN: 9789692107877
    Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE COMING OF HYBRID WARFARE & THE THREATS TO PAKISTAN
    Author: MIAN NADIR SULAIMAN

     895
  • HUNTER KILLER

    The first-ever inside look at the US military’s secretive Remotely Piloted Aircraft program – equal parts techno-thriller, historical account, and war memoir.

    Hunter Killer is the first ever inside look at the US military’s secretive remotely piloted aircraft program-equal parts techno-thriller, historical account and war memoir.

    Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to by the media as drones, are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military’s counterterrorism arsenal. Previously, their story has been pieced together by technology reporters, major newspapers, and on-the-ground accounts from the Middle East, but it has never been fully told by an insider.

    In Hunter Killer, Air Force Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley provides an unprecedented look at the aviators and aircraft that forever changed modern warfare. This is the first account by an RPA pilot, told from his unique-in-history vantage point supporting and executing Tier One counterterrorism missions. Only a handful of people know what it’s like to hunt terrorists from the sky, watching through the electronic eye of aircraft that can stay aloft for a day at a time, waiting to deploy their cutting-edge technology to neutralize threats to America’s national security.

    Hunter Killer is the counterpoint to the stories from the battlefront told in books like No Easy Day and American Sniper. While special operators such as SEALs and Delta Force have received a lot of attention in recent years, no book has ever told the story of the unmanned air war. Until now.

    Author: KEVIN MAURER, LIEUTENANT COLONEL T. MARK MCCURLEY

    ISBN: 9781760292171
    ISBN: 9781760292171
    Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Subtitle: INSIDE THE LETHAL WORLD OF DRONE WARFARE
    Author: LIEUTENANT COLONEL T. MARK MCCURLEY

     1,995
  • THE 33 STRATEGIES OF WAR

    ABOUT THE 33 STRATEGIES OF WAR
    Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war and the subtle social game of everyday life?by the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature

    Robert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting victim, or become the greatest in your field. In The 33 Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important addition to this ruthless and unique series.

    Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.

    Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of the thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars. Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength, or the defensive strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. The great warriors of battlefields and drawing rooms alike demonstrate prudence, agility, balance, and calm, and a keen understanding that the rational, resourceful, and intuitive always defeat the panicked, the uncreative, and the stupid. An indispensable book, The 33 Strategies of War provides all the psychological ammunition you need to overcome patterns of failure and forever gain the upper hand.

    AUTHOR: ROBERT GREENE

    ISBN: 9780143112785
    ISBN: 9780143112785
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ROBERT GREENE

     4,195
  • THE MILITARIZATION OF THE WESTERN WORLD


    ISBN: 0813514509
    Publisher: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHN R.GILLIS

     3,814
  • THE FORGOTTEN ARMYINDIA’S ARMED STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE 1942-1945


    ISBN: 8171673562
    Publisher: RUPA & CO
    Subtitle: INDIA’S ARMED STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE 1942-1945
    Author: PETER WARD FAY

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