Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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BeschreibungRobert 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.
Pressestimmen"Robert Kaplan [is] a scholarly and adventurous journalist. . . . He draws attention to long-term trends that other writers have little noted." - The New York Times§§" Soldiers of God is a thoughtful, insightful, highly readable book. Battlefield smart, rock solid." -Dan Rather§§"Affecting and informative. . . . [Kaplan] answer[s] a number of important political questions." - The New Yorker§§"[A] first-rate account. . . . [Kaplan's] combination of firsthand war experience inside Afghanistan and extensive reporting . . . makes him sensitive to distinctions that often escaped even devoted promoters of the muj[ahidin]." - The Wall Street Journal
Untertitel: Vintage Departu. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VINTAGE BOOKS
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2001
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten