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The Resource Killing the cranes : a reporter's journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan, Edward Girardet

Killing the cranes : a reporter's journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan, Edward Girardet

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Killing the cranes : a reporter's journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan
Title
Killing the cranes
Title remainder
a reporter's journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Edward Girardet
Title variation
Killing the cranes
Title variation remainder
a reporters journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward Girardet discusses his experiences as a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan over the last thirty years, including the Soviet invasion, the Taliban gaining control, the American occupation, and interviews with such people as Osama bin Laden, Islamist extremist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and Ahmed Shah Massoud
Summary
Chronicles the country's wars that began with the Soviet invasion of 1970, discussing the reasons for the failure of the Western powers to establish a stable governement and the consequences the wars have had for the native population
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10016236
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DLC
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Girardet, Edward
Dewey number
958.104
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.G56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Afghan War
  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • HISTORY
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan-Konflikt
  • Afghanistankrieg
  • Reporter
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
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a reporter's journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan
Label
Killing the cranes : a reporter's journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan, Edward Girardet
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Tracking the lion, part one -- A coward in Afghanistan -- The Soviet invasion : you have never been to Afghanistan! -- Baluch guerrillas, learning curves, and massacres -- You can rent an Afghan, but never buy him -- Refugees, Tora Bora, and fighting veterinarians -- Tracking the lion, part two -- The lion and the hyena -- Crossing the tar -- Peshawar : aid workers and assassins -- Arabs, Islamic legionnaires, and satanic verses -- The battle for Kabul : a mad dogs' war -- The Taliban, al Qaeda, and the War on Terrorism -- Enduring freedom : missed opportunities and the new occupation -- The great pretend game -- Epilogue -- Afghanistan: time line -- Glossary
Control code
ocn676727220
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 417 pages, [8] pages of plates (color)
Isbn
9781603583428
Lccn
2011014661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019697755
System control number
(OCoLC)676727220
Label
Killing the cranes : a reporter's journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan, Edward Girardet
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tracking the lion, part one -- A coward in Afghanistan -- The Soviet invasion : you have never been to Afghanistan! -- Baluch guerrillas, learning curves, and massacres -- You can rent an Afghan, but never buy him -- Refugees, Tora Bora, and fighting veterinarians -- Tracking the lion, part two -- The lion and the hyena -- Crossing the tar -- Peshawar : aid workers and assassins -- Arabs, Islamic legionnaires, and satanic verses -- The battle for Kabul : a mad dogs' war -- The Taliban, al Qaeda, and the War on Terrorism -- Enduring freedom : missed opportunities and the new occupation -- The great pretend game -- Epilogue -- Afghanistan: time line -- Glossary
Control code
ocn676727220
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 417 pages, [8] pages of plates (color)
Isbn
9781603583428
Lccn
2011014661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019697755
System control number
(OCoLC)676727220

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