A Journey Through Afghanistan

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University of Chicago Press, 1981 - History - 258 pages
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Shortly before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, David Chaffetz slipped from the protection of Western culture and immersed himself in the customs, fears, and hopes of the Afghan people, setting out by car and on horseback for a long journey through the northwestern quarter of the country. A Journey through Afghanistan is the story, told in vivid, descriptive prose, of his experience—an account that reveals more about the Afghan people themselves than most books written either before or since.
  

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About the author (1981)

David Chaffetz, educated at Harvard University, has written for scholarly journals and lectured extensively on the Middle East.

Willard Wood is the English translator of several French texts, including Andre Raymond's Cairo and Jean-Christophe Ruffin's The Abyssinian.

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