From the Aegean Sea to the Bering Straits

by Milo Clark

August 20, 2001


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[Note: This bibliography relates to Milo Clark's essay, Two Epiphanies, From the Aegean Sea to the Bering Straits.]

Afghan and other books on Central Asia -- a sampling:
[hsl] = library book, [pc]=personal copy
Stars are a subjective rating from * to *****

The Conquest of a Continent, Siberia and the Russians, W. Bruce Lincoln, Random House, New York, 1994, ISBN 0-679-41214-X [pc] *****

Bones of the Master, A Buddhist Monk's Search for the Lost Heart of China, George Crane, Bantam Books, New York, 2000, ISBN 0-553-10650-3 [hsl] *****

A Nation is Dying, Afghanistan under the Soviets 1979-1987, Jeri Laber, Barnett R. Rubin, Northwestern University Press, Evanston IL, 1988, ISBN 0-8101-077106 [hsl] ***** lots of documentation.

Holy War, Unholy Peace, Eyewitness to the CIA's Secret War in Afghanistan, Kurt Lohbeck, Regnery Gateway, Washington DC, 1993, ISBN 0-89526-499-4 [hsl] *****

Afghanistan, The Great Game Revisited, rev.ed., Rosanne Klass, editor, Freedom House, New York 1990, ISBN 0-932088-58-9, [hsl]*****

The Tragedy of Afghanistan, A First-hand Account, Raja Anwar (translated from the Urdu by Khalid Hasan), Verso, London/New York, 1988 ISBN 0-86091-208-6 [hsl] *****

A Peace to End All Peace, The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, David Fromkin, Avon Books, New York, 1989, ISBN 0-380-71300-4 [pc]***** Very significant analysis

The Modern History of Soviet Central Asia, Geoffrey Wheeler, Praeger Asia-Africa Series, Praeger, New York, 1964 [hsl] ***** Eye-opener!

The Fierce Pawns, A fascinating, authentic record of conquest, folly and intrigue, leading to the revenge of the Afghans on the British military and governmental officials, their wives and retainers, in the terrifying retreat from Kabul in 1842, Patrick A Macrory, Lippincott, New York, 1966 (published in England as Signal Catastrophe, [hsl]*****

Afghanistan Under Soviet Domination 1964-1981, Anthony Hyman, St. Martin's Press, New York, US edition 1982, ISBN 0-312-00926-7, [hsl] ****

The Afghan Syndrome, The Soviet Union's Vietnam, Maj. Gen. Oleg Sarin, Col. Lev Dvoretsky, Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 1993 ISBN 0-89141-420-7 [hsl] ***

The Struggle for Afghanistan, Nancy Peabody Newell, Richard S. Newell, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 1981, ISBN 0-8014-1389-3 [hsl] ***

Afghanistan, The Soviet War, Edward R. Girardet, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1985, ISBN 0-312-99023-2, [hsl] ***

Caught in the Crossfire, The True Story of an American Woman's Secret and Perilous Journey with the Freedom Fighters through War-torn Afghanistan, Jan Goodwin, Dutton, New York, 1987, ISBN 0-525-24493-X [hsl] **



       Milo Clark, a founding member of Swans, had it all: Harvard MBA, big house, three-car garage, top management... Yet, once he had seemingly achieved the famed American dream he felt something was missing somewhere. As any good executive he decided to investigate. Since then, he has become a curmudgeon and, after living in Berkeley, California, where he was growing bamboos, making water gardens, listening to muses, writing, cogitating and pondering, he has moved on to the Big Island in Hawaii where he creates thought forms about sunshine. Milo can be reached at Swans.

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Published August 20, 2001
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