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Author Tanner, Stephen, 1954-

Title Afghanistan : a military history from Alexander the Great to the war against the Taliban / Stephen Tanner.

Imprint Philadelphia : Da Capo, [2009]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  958.1 T157a 2009    ---  Available
Edition Updated version.
Description vii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-359) and index.
Contents Crossroad of empires -- Alexander the Great -- The prize of conquest -- The Mongols -- The rise of Afghanistan -- The great game -- The triumph of the tribes -- Victorian vengeance -- The Soviets -- The Mujahideen -- The rise of the Taliban -- The Americans -- Pashtunistan.
Summary This volume provides a military history of Afghanistan, including the recent operations by American and Afghan forces fighting the Taliban insurgency. 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 America's initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence.
Subject Afghanistan -- History, Military.
Afghanistan -- History, Military.
Afghanistan. (OCoLC)fst01205406
Genre/Form Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
ISBN 9780306818264 (pbk.)
0306818264 (pbk.)

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