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Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War Against the Taliban

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For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and American. When U.S. troops entered Afghanistan in the weeks following September 11, 2001, they overthrew the Afghan Taliban regime and sent the terrorists it harbored on the run. But Americas initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence.

Originally published in 2002, Stephen Tanners Afghanistan has now been completely updated to include the crucial turn of events since America first entered the country.

Book News Annotation:

Military historian Tanner narrates the military (and associated political) history of Afghanistan, the "Graveyard of Empires," from Alexander the Great's invasion of Asia in 334 BCE to the current American occupation. He chronologically covers the Afghan military adventures of Alexander and his Macedonian successors, Tamerlane, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, the imperial powers of the Great Game, the Soviet invasion, the rise of the Taliban, and the American invasion and occupation. If there is an overall lesson to the discussion, it is that the United States should concentrate its military power on rooting out the remnants of al Qaeda and not try "to wage war against an entire people who over 2,500 years of recorded history have always defied conquest." Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An up-to-date edition of the only military history of Afghanistan, including the recent operations by American and Afghan forces fighting the Taliban insurgency

About the Author

Stephen Tanner is a New York-based military historian who has written several highly regarded books, including Epic Retreats: From 1776 to the Evacuation of Saigon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306818264
Author:
Tanner, Stephen
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Asia - Central Asia
Subject:
Afghanistan - History, Military
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of b/w photos, 10 maps
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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