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Afgantsy : the Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89

Author: Rodric Braithwaite
Publisher: London : Profile, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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As former ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite brings unique insights to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The story moves from the high politics of the Kremlin to the lonely Russian conscripts in isolated mountain outposts. The parallels with Afghanistan today speak for themselves.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodric Braithwaite
ISBN: 9781846680625 184668062X 9781847653277 1847653278
OCLC Number: 757149066
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Awards: Winner of Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature 2011 (UK)
Winner of British Army Military Book of the Year 2012 (UK)
Long-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 (UK)
Long-listed for Orwell Prize 2012 (UK)
Description: xiv, 417 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Rodric Braithwaite.

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Examines the Russian experience in that most recent war in Afghanistan (after Alexander's conquests and the many British imperial wars and skirmishes). Largely basing his account on Russian sources  Read more...

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This book finally dispels many of the Cold War myths surrounding the Soviet-Afghan war. It offers the most nuanced, sympathetic and comprehensive account yet. -- Rory Stewart An outstanding book ... Read more...

 
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