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The return of a king : Shah Shuja and the first battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the high mountain passes and re-established on the throne Shah Shuja ul-Mulk. On the way in, the British faced little resistance.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dalrymple
ISBN: 9781408818305 1408818302
OCLC Number: 813859828
Awards: Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 2013.
Description: 567 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: by William Dalrymple.

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This sorry saga has been recounted many times, but never that I can recall as well as by Dalrymple. He is a master story-teller, whose special gift lies in the use of indigenous sources, so often Read more...

 
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