On the Grand Trunk Road: A Journey into South Asia [NOOK Book]

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Available for the first time in paperback, Steve Coll's trek across a socially and politically damaged South Asia

Bestselling author Steve Coll is one of the preeminent journalists of the twenty-first century. His last two books, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars and New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens, have been praised for their creative insight and complex yet compelling narratives-and have put him on par with journalists such as ...
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On the Grand Trunk Road: A Journey into South Asia

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Overview

Available for the first time in paperback, Steve Coll's trek across a socially and politically damaged South Asia

Bestselling author Steve Coll is one of the preeminent journalists of the twenty-first century. His last two books, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars and New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens, have been praised for their creative insight and complex yet compelling narratives-and have put him on par with journalists such as the legendary Bob Woodward. Now, for the first time ever, the paperback edition of On the Grand Trunk Road is finally available, revised and updated with new material. Focusing on Coll's journeys in conflict-ridden India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Afghanistan as a bureau chief for The Washington Post, On the Grand Trunk Road reveals a little-seen area of the world where violence, corruption, and greed have had devastating effects on South Asians from all walks of life.


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Personal reflections and reportage of the South Asia bureau chief and Pulitzer Prize winner, Steve Coll of The Washington Post. He conveys well his insights and experiences in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. An important book on a chaotic powder keg. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101029138
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 682,675
  • File size: 932 KB

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Steve Coll

Steve Coll, winner of a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism, has been managing editor of the Washington Post since 1998 and covered Afghanistan as the Post's South Asia bureau chief between 1989 and 1992. Coll is the author of four books, including On the Grand Trunk Road and The Taking of Getty Oil.


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