A list of some of the websites, news sources, and books that I’ve relied on for reference material for the An Invisible Woman series:

The BBC News site – countless articles and video reports

The Los Angeles Times – many, many articles. Using back issues on microfiche in various public libraries, I was able to create a reference timeline of events post 9/11. This allowed me to follow how the pieces were put together after the attacks.

First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan – Gary C. Shroen

Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times – George Crile

Unleash the Warrior Within: Develop the Focus, Discipline, Confidence, and Courage You Need to Achieve Unlimited Goals – Richard J. Machowicz

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Second Edition – Ahmed Rashid

The Afghans – Willem Vogelsang

Warrior Women: An Archaeologist’s Search for History’s Hidden Heroines – Jeannine Davis-Kimball

The Storyteller’s Daughter: One Woman’s Return to Her Lost Homeland – Saira Shah

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (Compass) – Leonard Shlain

The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry – Bryan Sykes

The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future—Updated With a New Epilogue – Riane Eisler

The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth – Robert Graves

In Search of the Indo-Europeans – J.P. Mallory

The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban – Rosemarie Skaine

War’s Offensive on Women: The Humanitarian Challenge in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan – Julie A. Mertus

Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power Of The Women Of Afghanistan – Sally Armstrong

Veiled Courage: Inside the Afghan Women’s Resistance – Cheryl Benard

Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World – Jan Goodwin

Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan  – Melody Ermachild Chavis



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