Invisible history : Afghanistan's untold story / by Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Author(s): Fitzgerald, Paul
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Subjects: Afghanistan--History
Afghanistan--Politics and government
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: San Francisco : City Lights Books, c2009
LC Classification: D, DS
Table of Contents: Introduction / Sima Wali 1
Prologue: A Clockwork Afghanistan 9
Pt. I. Afghanistan from Antiquity to the 1960s
1. Problems with the Historical Record 19
2. The British Are Coming 31
3. The Great Game 37
4. Twentieth-century Afghanistan 53
5. A Background to Cold War Policy 85
Pt. II. Afghanistan from the 1970s to 2001
6. Team-B 139
7. The 1979 Winter Nightmare 159
8. Summer 1980 181
9. The Reagan Era 187
10. Moscow's New Regime 203
11. A New Decade: A New and More Dangerous Afghanistan 211
12. 1995-2001: The Taliban 223
Pt. III. Afghanistan from 2001 to 2008
13. Countdown to 9/11 243
14. Kabul, October 7,2001 251
15. Afghanistan Redux 257
16. Afghanistan and the Region 283
17. Geopolitical Realities vs. Osama bin Laden, Superstar 297
18. What Can President Barack Obama Do? 315
Epilogue: The Twenty-first Chapter 329
App. Maps of Afghanistan 333
Notes 337
Bibliography 373
Index 379
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Afghanistan's untold story
Additional Authors: Gould, Elizabeth
Notes: LCCN: 2008020486
ISBN: 9780872864948 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0872864944 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-376) and index
Summary: The war in Afghanistan is far from over; in fact, it's escalating. Seven years after 9/11, the Taliban continue to regroup, attack, and claim influence over most of the region. This book presents a fresh, comprehensive analysis of Afghanistan's political history that begins at the roots of tribal leadership and ultimately emphasizes our present political moment and the impact of ongoing US military intervention.--From publisher description
Contents: Prologue: A clockwork Afghanistan -- Pt. I: Afghanistan from antiquity to the 1960s. Problems with the historical record ; The British are coming ; The Great Game ; Twentieth-century Afghanistan ; A background to Cold War policy -- Pt. II: Afghanistan from the 1970s to 2001. Team-B ; The 1979 winter nightmare ; Summer 1980 ; The Reagan era ; Moscow's new regime ; A new decade : a new and more dangerous Afghanistan ; 1995-2001 : the Taliban -- Pt. III: Afghanistan from 2001 to 2008. Countdown to 9/11 ; Kabul, October 7,2001 ; Afghanistan redux ; Afghanistan and the region ; Geopolitical realities vs. Osama bin Laden, superstar ; What can President Barack Obama do? -- Epilogue: The twenty-first chapter
Physical Description: x, 389 p. : maps ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 216936699
ISBN/ISSN: 9780872864948
0872864944

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