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Afghanistan : a military history from Alexander the Great to the war against the Taliban

Author: Stephen Tanner
Publisher: Philadelphia : Da Capo, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated versionView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a military history of Afghanistan, including the recent operations by American and Afghan forces fighting the Taliban insurgency. For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and American. When  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Tanner
ISBN: 9780306818264 0306818264
OCLC Number: 246894293
Description: vii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Crossroad of empires --
Alexander the Great --
The prize of conquest --
The Mongols --
The rise of Afghanistan --
The great game --
The triumph of the tribes --
Victorian vengeance --
The Soviets --
The Mujahideen --
The rise of the Taliban --
The Americans --
Pashtunistan.
Responsibility: Stephen Tanner.

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HistoryWire.com, 5/18/09 "In an age in which events in the Middle East threaten increasingly to spin out of control, few books could be as timely as this history of Afghanistan." The Middle East, Read more...

 
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