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

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the mid-nineteenth-century Afghan war as the result of neocolonial ambition and cultural clashes, drawing on primary sources to explore the human toll of the war and the similarities between it and the present-day conflict.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Shāh Shujāʻ, Amir of Afghanistan; Shāh Shujāʻ, Amir of Afghanistan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dalrymple
ISBN: 9780307948533 0307948536
OCLC Number: 846544925
Description: xxix, 515 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Dramatis personae --
The Sadozais and the Barakzais --
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 --
Glossary.
Responsibility: William Dalrymple.

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Examines the mid-nineteenth-century Afghan war as the result of neocolonial ambition and cultural clashes, drawing on primary sources to explore the human toll of the war and the similarities between it and the present-day conflict.

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