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The Taliban shuffle : strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Author: Kim Barker
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A wisecracking foreign correspondent recounts her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan while sharing cautionary observations about the region in its first post-Taliban years and the responsibilities of the U.S. and NATO.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kim Barker; Kim Barker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Barker
ISBN: 9780385533317 0385533314
OCLC Number: 646113498
Description: viii, 302 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Kabul high. Welcome to the terrordome ; Montana ; American idiot ; There goes my gun ; One way or another ; March of the pigs ; Monkey gone to heaven ; Message in a bottle ; Let's get radical ; Hell yes ; My new house ; Barely legal --
pt. 2. Whack-a-stan. Under pressure ; Highway to hell ; God save the queen ; Stray cat strut ; Lucky star ; Suspicious minds ; Rebel, rebel ; Why can't we be friends? ; London calling ; Deadbeat club ; Eye of the tiger ; Bad liver and a broken heart ; Young Americans ; When the man comes around ; Hotel California.
Responsibility: Kim Barker.

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A wisecracking foreign correspondent recounts her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan while sharing cautionary observations about the region in its first post-Taliban years and the responsibilities of the U.S. and NATO.

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Very much recommended

by plappen (WorldCat user published 2011-11-13) Excellent Permalink

This is one person's chronicle of life as a newspaper reoprter in present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. Evidently, even today, war has its humorous moments

The author was a total newbie, when, in 2004, she became the South Asia Bureau Chief of the Chicago Tribune. She spent much of her...
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