University of California Press: Electronic Editions (last mentioned in the April 18, 2000 Scout Report for the Social Sciences
) has recently provided online access to the newly released book Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad
by David B. Edwards. The text consists of seven chapters, along with an introduction, glossary, and bibliography. The chapters are divided into three sections that are accessible individually: the Saur Revolution, the Pech Uprising, and the Islamic Jihad. This text is available for free online browsing and study; however, it is not downloadable. Interested viewers may purchase the book online from the home page.