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Afghanistan declassified : a guide to America's longest war

Author: Brian Glyn Williams
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press : Philadelphia, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"[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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Brian Glyn Williams; Brian Glyn Williams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Glyn Williams
ISBN: 9780812244038 0812244036
OCLC Number: 724643579
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I. The basics. The ethnic landscape --
Extreme geography --
--
PART II. History lessons. Creating the Afghan state --
Soviet rule, the Mujahideen, and the rise of the Taliban --
The longest war : America in Afghanistan.
Responsibility: Brian Glyn Williams.

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Originally published by the U.S. Army to provide an overview of the terrain, tribes, history, and course of the war for American troops, Afghanistan Declassified provides an essential background to  Read more...

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