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Return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, cop. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the spring of 1839 British forces invaded Afghanistan for the first time, re-establishing Shah Shuja on the throne and ushering in a period of conflict over the territory still unresolved today. 'The Return of a King' is the definitive analysis of the first Afghan war.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dalrymple
ISBN: 9781408818305 1408818302 9781408822876 1408822873
OCLC Number: 955470310
Awards: Short-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013
Description: xl, 567 p. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: William Dalrymple.

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