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List of best books about Afghanistan, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on Afghanistan are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Afghanistan bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about Afghanistan. If you're looking for a list of top books on Afghanistan then you're in the right place.

List books include The Black Tulip: A Novel of War in Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns and many additional books as well. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about Afghanistan?" after checking out this list.

This greatest Afghanistan book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these Afghanistan books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Which authors have written books about Afghanistan? Rudyard Kipling and James A. Michener both have, as well as many other great authors.

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Images of Afghanistan by Arley... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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The Kite Runner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of ...more

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A Thousand Splendid Suns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner. Mariam is an illegitimate child, and ...more

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Afghanistan's Endless War: Sta... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics and the Rise of the Taliban Larry P. Goodson Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics and the Rise of the Taliban is a book by Larry P. Goodson.

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Two Wars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Two Wars Nate Self

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I is for Infidel: From Holy Wa... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
I is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy Terror in Afghanistan Kathy Gannon I is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy Terror in Afghanistan is a book by Kathy Gannon.

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The Places in Between is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Places in Between Rory Stewart The Places in Between is a travel narrative by Scottish author Rory Stewart about his solo walk across north-central Afghanistan in 2002. Stewart started in Herat and ended in Kabul following ...more

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Lie Down with Lions is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Lie Down with Lions Ken Follett Lie Down with Lions is a 1985 spy novel by Ken Follett. The book was published by Signet in paperback. Today it is available in print, CD and audiobook formats. In 1994 it was made into a TV ...more

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Veiled Threat: The Hidden Powe... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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The Monuments of Afghanistan: ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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Tales of Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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The Black Tulip: A Novel of Wa... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Black Tulip: A Novel of War in Afghanistan Milton Bearden The Black Tulip: A Novel of War in Afghanistan is a book by Milton Bearden.

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Modern Afghanistan: A History ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival Amin Saikal Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival is a book by Amin Saikal.

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Terrorism, Afghanistan, and Am... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War Norman Friedman Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War is a book by Norman Friedman.

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Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier David B. Edwards Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier is a book by David B. Edwards.

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Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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The sewing circles of Herat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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The Great Gamble is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Great Gamble Gregory Feifer

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Caravans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Caravans James A. Michener Caravans, a novel by James A. Michener, was published in 1963. The story is set in Afghanistan immediately following World War II. The protagonist, Mark Miller, is stationed in Kabul at the ...more

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A Bed of Red Flowers: In Searc... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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A Journey through Afghanistan:... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
A Journey through Afghanistan: A Memorial David Chaffetz A Journey through Afghanistan: A Memorial is a book by David Chaffetz.

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The Lessons of Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Lessons of Afghanistan Anthony H. Cordesman

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War at the Top of the World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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The River Village: A novel of ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
WaliShaaker added The River Village: A novel of struggle, sacrifice, and survival in Afghanistan. Wali Shaaker

"This novel is one of the most insightful and emotionally compelling novels written about the Cold War that I have read. An emotional connection is made in a way the reader doesn't see coming. History, culture, and society are all brought to light in a new and compelling way. I recommend this 100%." An Amazon review.

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Under the persimmon tree is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Under the persimmon tree Suzanne Fisher Staples

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The road to Oxiana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The road to Oxiana Robert Byron The Road to Oxiana is a travelogue by Robert Byron, first published in 1937. It is considered by many modern travel writers to be the first example of great travel writing. The word ...more

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Shadow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Natalie Yu added Shadow

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Good Muslim, Bad Muslim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim Mahmood Mamdani

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Ghost Wars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Ghost Wars Steve Coll Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, written by Steve Coll, published in 2004 by Penguin Press, won the 2005 ...more

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Afghan wars, 1839-1992 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Afghan wars, 1839-1992 Edgar O'Ballance

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The Mulberry Empire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Mulberry Empire Philip Hensher The Mulberry Empire is a book by Philip Hensher.

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Bin Laden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Bin Laden Yossef Bodansky Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America is a New York Times Bestseller by Yossef Bodansky, the former Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. The ...more

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The Light Garden of the Angel ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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Kill Bin Laden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Kill Bin Laden Dalton Fury

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Night letters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Night letters Rob Schultheis

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The Osama bin Laden I Know is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Osama bin Laden I Know Peter Bergen Peter Bergen's The Osama bin Laden I Know is a book published in 2005. It is a comprehensive collection of personal accounts by people who have met Osama bin Laden or worked with him at various ...more

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The War on Freedom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The War on Freedom Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, John Leonard

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Empire lite is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Empire lite Michael Ignatieff

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The Hidden War: A Russian Jour... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan Artyom Borovik The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan is a book by Artyom Borovik.

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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush Eric Newby A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is a book by Eric Newby.

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Full Tilt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Full Tilt Dervla Murphy

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Flashman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Flashman George MacDonald Fraser Flashman is a 1969 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the first of the Flashman novels.

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To Afghanistan and Back is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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Means Of Escape is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Means Of Escape Philip Caputo

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Culture and Customs of Afghani... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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War: USA, Afghanistan, Iraq is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
War: USA, Afghanistan, Iraq James Nachtwey, Lauren Greenfield, Ron Haviv

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Three Cups of Tea is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time is a book by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin published by Penguin in 2007. For four years, the book remained ...more

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Repression, Resistance, and Wo... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan

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The Man Who Would Be King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling "The Man Who Would Be King" is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The ...more

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Taliban is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books About Afghanistan
Taliban Thomas Dworzak, Jon Lee Anderson