Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the War Against the Taliban (Google eBook)
For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads for armies and has witnessed history-shaping clashes between civilizations: Greek, Arab, Mongol, and Tartar, and, in more recent times, British, Russian, and American. When U.S. troops entered Afghanistan in the weeks following September 11, 2001, they overthrew the Afghan Taliban regime and sent the terrorists it harbored on the run. But America’s initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence.
Originally published in 2002, Stephen Tanner’sAfghanistanhas now been completely updated to include the crucial turn of events since America first entered the country.
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Review: AfghanistanUser Review - Dawn - Goodreads
This is a historical war story. I was very interested in the Afghanistan history so that is why I read it. I definitely learned a lot from it but it is like reading a history book. So if you want to ... Read full review
Review: AfghanistanUser Review - Goodreads
I liked the the build up over 2000 years, didn't know much about what happened in Afghanistan at tha time, with Peter HopKirk's Great Game it comes together.
2 Alexander the Great
3 The Prize of Conquest
4 The Mongols
5 The Rise of Afghanistan
6 The Great Game
7 The Triumph of the Tribes
8 Victorian Vengeance
9 The Soviats