Author: Yahiya Emerick
Publisher: Yahiya Emerick, Islamic Foundation of North America, Amirah Publishing Co. (2010)
Pages: 184 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Today the nation of Afghanistan is synonymous with chaos, violence, war and poverty, yet it wasn't always that way. Just prior to the Soviet invasion and all the resultant wars that have followed, Afghanistan was a sleepy backwater content in its own simplicity. This book is a photo essay of what Afghanistan was like just before the era of endless wars. Photos from the 1970s illustrate the history of this land before it was broken by the competion of many outside forces.
About the Author --
Yahiya Emerick is a prolific author on topics related to religion, interfaith dialogue and the Islamic faith. He has written over twenty-five books including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam, as well as a modern English translation of the Qur'an. His recent biography on the life of Muhammad is considered the most accessible to the average reader in the market today. He has a BA in history and an MA in secondary education/history. He has taught in both public and private schools for over fifteen years and is a well-known authority in his field with a reputation for accuracy, clarity and excellent teaching skills.