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Williams, Brian Glyn

Overview
Works: 22 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 4,941 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Biographies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Brian Glyn Williams
 
Most widely held works by Brian Glyn Williams
Predators : the CIA's drone war on al Qaeda by Brian Glyn Williams( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brian Glyn Williams combines policy analysis with the human drama of the spies, terrorists, insurgents, and innocent tribal peoples who have been killed in the covert operation - the CIA's largest assassination campaign since the Vietnam War - being waged in Pakistan's tribal regions via remote-control aircraft known as drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles."--Back cover
Inferno in Chechnya : the Russian-Chechen wars, the Al Qaeda myth, and the Boston Marathon bombings by Brian Glyn Williams( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Details the history behind the Russian treatment of Chechens, the series of wars, the actual role of Arab fighters, and the Boston Marathon bombers, who are profiled in the final chapter"--Provided by publisher
The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US Special Forces to topple the Taliban Regime by Brian Williams( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first and only book to provide biographical details on Afghanistan's most notorious warlord who is likely to once again play a central role in fighting the Taliban when coalition troops withdraw in 2014"--
Counter jihad : America's military experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria by Brian Glyn Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counter Jihad is a sweeping account of America's military campaigns in the Islamic world. Revising our understanding of what was once known as the War on Terror, it provides a retrospective on the extraordinary series of conflicts that saw the United States deploy more than two and a half million men and women to fight in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Brian Glyn Williams traces these unfolding wars from their origins in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan through U.S. Central Command's ongoing campaign to "degrade and destroy" the hybrid terrorist group known as ISIS. Williams takes readers on a journey beginning with the 2001 U.S. overthrow of the Taliban, to the toppling of Saddam Hussein, to the unexpected emergence of the notorious ISIS "Caliphate" in the Iraqi lands that the United States once occupied. Counter Jihad is the first history of America's military operations against radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters in the deserts of central Syria, giving both generalists and specialists an overview of events that were followed by millions but understood by few. Williams provides the missing historical context for the rise of the terror group ISIS out of the ashes of Saddam Hussein's secular Baathist Iraq, arguing that it is only by carefully exploring the recent past can we understand how this jihadist group came to conquer an area larger than Britain and spread havoc from Syria to Paris to San Bernardino"--Publisher's description
The Crimean Tatars : from Soviet genocide to Putin's conquest by Brian Glyn Williams( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Russian annexation of the Crimea in March 2014 focused the world's attention on the Peninsula in ways not seen since the Crimean War. Thousands of Crimean Tatars clashed with pro-Russian militiamen in Simferopol, while Moscow has in turn stoked fears of jihadi terrorism among the overwhelmingly Muslim Tatars as retrospective justification for its invasion. Brian Glyn Williams traces the Crimean Tatars' changing relationship with their Vatan (homeland) and how this interaction with their natal territory changed under the Ottoman Sultans, Russian Tsars, Soviet Commissars, post-Soviet Ukrainian authorities and now Putin's Russia. Taking as its starting point the 1783 Russian conquest of the independent Tatar state known as the Crimean Khanate, Williams explains how the peninsula's native population, with ethnic roots among the Goths, Kipchak Turks and Mongols, was scattered across the Ottoman Empire. He also traces their later emigration and the radical transformation of this conservative tribal-religious group into a modern, politically mobilized, secular nation under Soviet rule.Stalin's genocidal deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 to Uzbekistan and their almost messianic return to their cherished "Green Isle" in the 1990s are examined in detail, while the author's archival investigations are bolstered by his field research among the Crimean Tatar exiles in Uzbekistan and in their samozakhvat (self-seized) squatter camps and settlements in the Crimea."--Front cover flap
The Crimean Tatars : the diaspora experience and the forging of a nation by Brian Glyn Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afghanistan declassified : a guide to America's longest war by Brian Glyn Williams( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The author] brings the country to life through his own travel experiences-- from living with Northern Alliance warlords to working on a major NATO base. National heroes are introduced, Afghanistan's varied ethnic groups are explored, and key battles, both ancient and current, are retold ... Provides essential background to the war, tracing the rise, fall, and reemergence of the Taliban. Special sections deal with topics such as the CIA's Predator drone campaign in the Pakistani tribal zones, the spread of suicide bombing from Iraq to the Afghan theater of operations, and comparisons between the Soviet and U.S. experiences in Afghanistan"--Jacket
A homeland lost : migration, the diaspora experience and the forging of Crimean Tatar national identity by Brian Glyn Williams( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnohistorical study of fisher-merchant relationships in Burin, Newfoundland by Brian G Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afghanistan 101 manuscript by Brian Glyn Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Czech and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A community reimagined. The role of "Homeland" in the forging of national identity : the case of the Crimean Tatars by Brian Glyn Williams( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Counter Jihad : America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The CIA's Covert Predator Drone War in Pakistan, 2004-2010 : the History of an Assassination Campaign by Brian Glyn Williams( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

LAST WARLORD by BRIAN GLYN WILLIAMS( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Counter Jihad : America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General Dostum and the Mazar i Sharif campaign : new light on the role of Northern Alliance warlords in Operation Enduring Freedom by Brian Glyn Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Last warlord - the life and legend of dostum, the afghan warrior who led us by Brian Glyn Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Commemorating the Deportation in Post-Soviet Chechnya : the Role of Memorialization and Collective Memory in the 1994-1996 and 1999-2000 Russo-Chechen Wars by Brian Glyn Williams( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The deportation and ethnic cleansing of the Crimean tatars by Brian Glyn Williams( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Allah's Foot Soldiers : An Assessment of the Role of Foreign Fighters and Al-Qa'ida in the Chechen Insurgency by Brian Glyn Williams( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Crimean Tatars : the diaspora experience and the forging of a nation
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Afghanistan declassified : a guide to America's longest war
Alternative Names
Brian Glyn Williams American academic

G. Williams, Brian

Glyn Williams, Brian, 1966-

Williams, Brian G.

Williams, Bryan Glyn

Languages
English (90)

Czech (1)