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The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. In the mandator pre-departure training in DC, staff receive two books on the history of Afghanistan, which are helpful. - Jun 18, 2014
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia

There are multiple great books, but my memory fails me at the moment. - Mar 30, 2013
Three Cups of Tea, The Bookseller of Kabul, My Life with the Taliban - Dec 27, 2010
The Odyssey guide to Afghanistan, Caravans (James Michener), Ghost Wars (Steve Coll), The Places in Between (Rory Stewart), A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner (Khalid Hossani), all of Sebastian Junger. - Aug 2, 2010
The Places in Between, Winter in Kabul - Jul 10, 2010
Caravans, The Kite Runner, Three Cups of Tea. - Sep 7, 2009
Kite Runner, Swallows of Kabul. - Mar 19, 2008