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Afghanistan has been a strategic prize for foreign empires for more than 200 years. The British, Russians, and Americans have all fought across its beautiful and inhospitable terrain, in conflicts variously ruthless, misguided and bloody. This violent history is the subject of David Loyn's magisterial book. It is a history littered with misunderstandings and broken promises, in which the British, the Russians, and later the Americans, constantly underestimated the ability of the Afghans. In Afghanistan brilliantly brings to life the personalities involved in Afghanistan's relationship with the world, chronicling the misunderstandings and missed opportunities that have so often led to war.
 
With 30 years experience as a foreign correspondent, David Loyn has had a front-row seat during Afghanistans recent history. In Afghanistan draws on David Loyn's unrivalled knowledge of the Taliban and the forces that prevail in Afghanistan, to provide the definitive analysis of the lessons these conflicts have for the present day.

About the Author

David Loyn has been an award-winning foreign correspondent for 30 years for the BBC. He has reported from such places as Moscow, Kosovo, Delhi, Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Kabul. His book Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks who Changed the Face of War Reporting was shortlisted for the 2006 Orwell Prize. He is currently the BBC's developing world correspondent. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230614031
Author:
Loyn, David
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
David Loyn
Subject:
POL037000
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Afghanistan History.
Subject:
Afghanistan - History, Military
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Asia - Central Asia
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Political Freedom
Subject:
Security/Terrorism
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Terrorism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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