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Holy blood : an inside view of the Afghan War /
Paul Overby.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
description
x, 230 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0275946223 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
isbn
0275946223 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
344484
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-223) and index.
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Overby has a firsthand account of the Afghan war set against an extensive and thoroughly researched background of political history. In order to fix the personal experience in the broader historical context Overby has drawn on leading Afghan scholars like Louis Dupree, Olivier Roy, Bahanudin Majrooh, Eqbal Ahmad, Jan-Heeren Grevemeyer and Barnett Rubin. He sees the war growing from the angry tension over modernization in Afghanistan and sets it in its context as an expression of Islamism--the most modern and dynamic version of Islamic fundamentalism.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction Peshawar
The Root of Stone
The Secret Office
The American Center Quetta
The Failure of Magic Into Kandahar Across the Aghrendab With Mullah Naqeeb
The Way Back Between the Graves Resistance Games
The Hills of Kunar Slouching Toward Asmar
To the Frontline and Back Departing the Triumphant Ruins
The Undiscovered Shores
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
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