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The return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42

作者: William Dalrymple
出版商: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 英語 : First edition所有版本和格式的總覽
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Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges.
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Dalrymple, William.
Return of a king.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
(OCoLC)840496016
提及的人: Shāh Shujāʻ, Amir of Afghanistan
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: William Dalrymple
ISBN: 9780307958280 0307958280 9781408818305 1408818302 9781408822876 1408822873
OCLC系統控制編碼: 792880742
獎賞: Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 2013.
描述: xxxviii, 515 pages, [32] pages of plates : some color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
内容: No easy place to rule --
An unsettled mind --
The great game begins --
The mouth of hell --
The flag of holy war --
We fail from our ignorance --
All order is at an end --
The wail of bugles --
The death of a king --
A war for no wise purpose.
責任: William Dalrymple.

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