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Opium season : a year on the Afghan frontier

Autor: Joel Hafvenstein
Editora: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2007.
Edição/Formato   Imprimir livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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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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Gênero/Forma: History
Pessoa Denominada: Joel Hafvenstein; Joel Hafvenstein
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento Livro, Recursos de internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Joel Hafvenstein
ISBN: 9781599211312 1599211319
Número OCLC: 148949291
Notas: Includes index.
Descrição: viii, 337 pages : map ; 24 cm
Conteúdos: 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.
Responsabilidade: 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  Ler mais...

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