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Opium season : a year on the Afghan frontier

Autore: Joel Hafvenstein
Editore: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2007.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: History
Persona incaricata: Joel Hafvenstein; Joel Hafvenstein
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Joel Hafvenstein
ISBN: 9781599211312 1599211319
Numero OCLC: 148949291
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: viii, 337 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Joel Hafvenstein.
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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  Per saperne di più…

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