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No front line : Australian special forces at war in Afghanistan

Author: Chris Masters
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Australia's foremost investigative journalist goes deep into the heart of our Special Forces long war in Afghanistan.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Masters
ISBN: 9781760111144 1760111147
OCLC Number: 1030020946
Awards: Short-listed for Non-Fiction Book of the Year - Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2018 (Australia)
Short-listed for Walkley Book Award 2018 (Australia)
Description: xii, 594 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction Map PART I: The First Phase PART II: The First Interregnum PART III: The Short Haul PART IV: The Second Interregnum PART V: The Long Haul PART VI: CoinPART VII: TransitionPART VIII: RetrogradeConclusion Acknowledgements Notes List of abbreviations Index
Responsibility: Chris Masters.


Includes bibliographical references and index. 


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