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Games without rules : the often interrupted history of Afghanistan

Author: Mir Tamim Ansary
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Five times in the last two centuries. some great power has tried to invade, occupy, or otherwise take control of Afghanistan. And as Tamim Ansary shows in this illuminating history, every intervention has come to grief for much the same reason: the intervening power has failed to understand that Afghanistan has a story of its own, a story that continues to unfold between--and despite--the interventions. Drawing on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ansary, Mir Tamim.
Games without rules.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012
(DLC) 2012025651
(OCoLC)778420376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mir Tamim Ansary
ISBN: 9781610390958 1610390954
OCLC Number: 818818421
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 397 pages) : maps
Contents: PART I. AFGHANISTAN BECOMES A COUNTRY --
PART II. ONE COUNTRY, TWO WORLDS --
PART III. KABUL RULES --
PART IV. OLD AFGHANISTAN ERUPTS --
PART V. THE STRUGGLE RESUMES.
Responsibility: Tamim Ansary.

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By the author of Destiny Disrupted: an enlightening, accessible history of modern Afghanistan from the Afghan point of view, showing how Great Power conflicts have interrupted its ongoing, internal  Read more...

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Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan"In Games Without Rules, Tamim Ansary has written the most engaging, accessible and insightful history of Read more...

 
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