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In Afghanistan : two hundred years of British, Russian and American occupation

Author: David Loyn
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Book club editionView all editions and formats
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Loyn brings to life the personalities involved in Afghanistan's relationship with the world, chronicling the misunderstandings and missed opportunities that have so often led to war. He draws on his knowledge of the Taliban and the forces that prevail in Afghanistan, to provide an analysis of the lessons these conflicts have for the present day, offering a way forward for future engagement in the region. --Adapted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Loyn
ISBN: 0230614035 9780230614031
OCLC Number: 277086187
Description: xxi, 266 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: First encounters and the First Anglo-Afghan War, 1808-1842 --
(Wild and strange --
A war of robbery --
Retreat) --
Russian moves and the second Anglo-Afghan war, 1842-1880 --
(The great game --
"Afghanistan as a whole could no longer exist") --
Making the frontier: the third Anglo-Afghan war and Afghan reform, 1880-1933 --
(The Oasis War and the Durand Line --
"Tribes generally are rising" --
Bolt from the blue) --
Revolution and the Soviet invasion, 1973-1994 --
("Muslim reactionaries" --
Charlie horse --
"Fighting to the last Afghan") --
The Taliban and the U.S.-led invasion, 1994-2008 --
(Virtue and vice --
Sons of Dost --
The cheaper man).
Other Titles: Two hundred years of British, Russian and American occupation
200 years of British, Russian and American occupation
Responsibility: David Loyn.
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Abstract:

Loyn brings to life the personalities involved in Afghanistan's relationship with the world, chronicling the misunderstandings and missed opportunities that have so often led to war. He draws on his knowledge of the Taliban and the forces that prevail in Afghanistan, to provide an analysis of the lessons these conflicts have for the present day, offering a way forward for future engagement in the region. --Adapted from publisher description.

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