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No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes

Author: Anand Gopal
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw, the shocking tale of how the American military had triumph in sight in Afghanistan--and then brought the Taliban back from the dead. In the popular imagination, Afghanistan is often regarded as the site of intractable conflict, the American war against the Taliban a perpetually hopeless quagmire. But as Anand Gopal demonstrates in this stunning chronicle, top Taliban leaders were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Afghani
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anand Gopal
ISBN: 9780805091793 0805091793
OCLC Number: 871037154
Awards: Commended for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2014
Commended for Pulitzer Prize (Nonfiction) 2015
Commended for Helen Bernstein Book Award 2015
Description: 304 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: The last days of vice and virtue --
The battle for Tirin Kot --
The war from Year Zero --
The sewing center of Khas Uruzgan --
No one is safe from this --
To make the bad things good again --
Black holes --
Election day --
The far end of the bazaar --
Back to work --
The Tangi --
No-man's-land --
Stepping out --
The leader.
Responsibility: Anand Gopal.
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