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Afgantsy : the Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89

Author: Rodric Braithwaite
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 and interviews, the author shows the war through the eyes of the Russians themselves - politicians, soldiers, advisers, journalists, and women.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodric Braithwaite
ISBN: 9781846680625 184668062X 9781846680625
OCLC Number: 768329528
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: 417 p

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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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