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Opium season : a year on the Afghan frontier

Author: Joel Hafvenstein
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An aid volunteer documents his year working for an American-funded program in Afghanistan, as the group is caught between helping the poppy farmers who are struggling to make a living and fighting off the Taliban forces threatening to occupy the area.
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Named Person: Joel Hafvenstein; Joel Hafvenstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Hafvenstein
ISBN: 9781599211312 1599211319
OCLC Number: 148949291
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 337 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude : the end --
Little America --
Yaqub --
City of dust --
Mullah Omar's drought --
Into the minefield --
Salaam to Helmand --
A million dollars a mile --
The place of the soldiers --
Jack of all trades --
The Babaji abduction --
Christmas in Helmand --
The warlords' vendetta --
Guns and poppies --
New California --
Traveling difficulties --
The way of love --
Good cop, bad cop --
Politics as usual --
The royal bungalow --
The indispensable warlords --
Back on track --
Gunfire in the backyard --
Valley of death --
Defining success --
Three days in May --
In limbo --
Helmand at war --
Badakhshan.
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Hafvenstein joined a team of contractors in Afghanistans harsh and brutal Helmand Province seeking to convince local farmers to stop growing poppies, the source of opium. This is his groups story of  Read more...

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"A wrenching account of lofty hopes and bitter disappointments."--The New York Times "A strong first book laden with urgent information and stinging political insights."-- Booklist "His personal Read more...

 
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