Afghanistan

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Following the events of September 11, 2001, the world was riveted as American military power contested the legendary warrior culture of Afghanistan. By spring 2002, America began to draw down its forces, its mission accomplished: The Afghan Taliban regime has been overthrown and the terrorists it harbored were on the run. Was America's easy victory proof of its military superiority, or were the Afghans merely eyeing the newcomers as they have watched foreign armies in centuries past, knowing time is on their ...
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Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War against the Taliban

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Following the events of September 11, 2001, the world was riveted as American military power contested the legendary warrior culture of Afghanistan. By spring 2002, America began to draw down its forces, its mission accomplished: The Afghan Taliban regime has been overthrown and the terrorists it harbored were on the run. Was America's easy victory proof of its military superiority, or were the Afghans merely eyeing the newcomers as they have watched foreign armies in centuries past, knowing time is on their side'For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads--not just for armies but for clashes between civilizations--the Greeks, Arabs, Mongols, and Tartars, and in more recent times, Britain and Russia. Now America must face a new enemy on this land--a land that for centuries has become a graveyard of empires past.This first-ever complete military history of Afghanistan illuminates the broad historical context into which American forces have been drawn--a cautionary tale, perhaps, about the dangers that may lie ahead.
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A carefully researched account...a worthy addition to both academic and public libraries.
September 2003
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786194766
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: UNABRIDGED

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Stephen Tanner is a New York-based writer who specializes in military history. He was the leading contributor to Great Raids in History: From Drake to Desert One.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Christmas gift - Recommend

    I have a grandson who is very interested in history. I bought this for him because Afghanistan is the war of his generation and I thought he should know both about the country and past and current U.S. involvement over there.

    A few days after Christmas he was very excited to tell me about as much as he had read and recommend that his mother read it so they can discuss it. I had to ask him if he will let me read it as well. LOL

    I do believe I can safely and enthusiastically recommend this book. If I do get the chance to read it, I will write a different brand of review.

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