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 Americaís initial easy victory is in sharp contrast to the difficulties it faces today in confronting the Taliban resurgence.
Originally published in 2002, Stephen Tannerís Afghanistan has now been completely updated to include the crucial turn of events since America first entered the country.
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Review: AfghanistanUser Review - Marissa - Goodreads
This book was very educational while capturing the immagination of the reader beautifully. Tanner has a grasp on the concept of bringing the reader into the world he depicted. Very good book, worth reading. Read full review
Review: AfghanistanUser Review - Douglas Beck - Goodreads
Great book especially if you are looking for a primer on Afghan history. Along with Afghan history you obviously get a lot of Central Asian history in general but worth the read. Read full review
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
THE PRIZE OF CONQUEST
THE RISE OF AFGHANISTAN
THE GREAT GAME
THE TRIUMPH OF THE TRIBES
THE RISE OF THE TALIBAN