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The return of a king : Shah Shuja and the first battle for Afghanistan

text The return of a king : Shah Shuja and the first battle for Afghanistan

Summary
Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict'... Read more
Contents

No easy place to rule -- An unsettled mind -- The great game begins -- The mouth of hell -- The flag of holy war -- We fail from our ignorance -- All order is at an end -- The wail of bugles -- The death of a king -- A war for no wise purpose.

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515 p.;
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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TADL-WOOD 958.103 DAL in Adult Non-fiction Available

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