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Posted July 16, 2004
Should be required reading...
for every American, especially politicians, journalists, and those whose loved ones are there now. A part of the world that most of us know nothing about comes alive via Lamb's brilliant prose. Unforgettable characters -- real people, not the cardboard stereotypes forced at us by the American Corporate Media and the Bushies. A complicated and fascinating history of a 'nation' like no other, interwoven with the author's own personal journey. An amazing book.
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Posted May 21, 2010
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Opened my eyes, mind, and heart to the real people of Afghanistan
Christina Lamb has done a wonderful job writing of her travels through Afghanistan, during Russian occupation and after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Her stories of meeting real Afghans who are just trying to survive in a war-torn country that has lost its history during the reign of the Taliban are enlightening, saddening, and warming. While reading this you discover the real people of Afghanistan, something you could never learn by watching or reading the news. I especially enjoyed her interviews with Hamid Karzai while fighting the Soviets. A must read for everyone who wants to actually discover how true Afghans feel toward their country, the Taliban, and America.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 22, 2012
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