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Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Vintage Departures)

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First time in paperback, with a new Introduction and final chapter

World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin—the “soldiers of god”—whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders. In Soldiers of God we follow Kaplans extraordinary journey and learn how the thwarted Soviet invasion gave rise to the ruthless Taliban and the defining international conflagration of the twenty-first century.

Kaplan returns a decade later and brings to life a lawless frontier. What he reveals is astonishing: teeming refugee camps on the deeply contentious Pakistan-Afghanistan border; a war front that combines primitive fighters with the most technologically advanced weapons known to man; rigorous Islamic indoctrination academies; a land of minefields plagued by drought, fierce tribalism, insurmountable ethnic and religious divisions, an abysmal literacy rate, and legions of war orphans who seek stability in military brotherhood. Traveling alongside Islamic guerrilla fighters, sharing their food, observing their piety in the face of deprivation, and witnessing their determination, Kaplan offers a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of a people and a country that are at the center of world events.

Synopsis:

Robert D. Kaplan, bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts, offers a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of a people and a country at the center of world events. Here is a first-hand account of the guerrilla fighters, including Ahmad Shah Massoud and Abdul Haq, who drove out the Soviet invaders only to lose control of the country to the ruthless Taliban but whose continued struggle is key to ridding Afghanistan of terrorists and their supporters.

About the Author

Robert D. Kaplan is a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and the bestselling author of eleven previous books on foreign affairs and travel, including Balkan Ghosts, The Ends of the Earth, The Coming Anarchy, and Eastward to Tartary and most recently Imperial Grunts. He is currently the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Naval Academy. He lives with his wife and son in western Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400030255
Author:
Kaplan, Robert
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Kaplan, Robert D.
Author:
Kaplan, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Afghanistan
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
Afghanistan History.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
530-001
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Robert D. Kaplan, bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts, offers a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of a people and a country at the center of world events. Here is a first-hand account of the guerrilla fighters, including Ahmad Shah Massoud and Abdul Haq, who drove out the Soviet invaders only to lose control of the country to the ruthless Taliban but whose continued struggle is key to ridding Afghanistan of terrorists and their supporters.
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