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A long goodbye : the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan

Author: Artemy M Kalinovsky
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why did the USSR linger so long in Afghanistan? What makes this account of the Soviet-Afghan conflict both timely and important is its focus on the factors that prevented the Soviet leadership from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Ė A Shevardnadze; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Ė A Shevardnadze
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Artemy M Kalinovsky
ISBN: 9780674058668 0674058666
OCLC Number: 800850856
Description: 1 vol. (304 p.-[8] p. de pl.) : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: The reluctant intervention --
The turn toward diplomacy --
Gorbachev confronts Afghanistan --
The national reconciliation campaign --
Engaging with the Americans --
The Army withdraws and the Politburo debates --
Soviet policy adrift.
Responsibility: Artemy M. Kalinovsky.

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[Kalinovsky's] account is meticulously documented and supplemented by interviews with surviving Russian protagonists. Though further documents will no doubt come to light, it is unlikely his lucid Read more...

 
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