Karzai: The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 31, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
The untold story of Hamid Karzai's dramatic rise to the presidency of Afghanistan and the problems he and his country face

In 2004, Hamid Karzai was elected president in Afghanistan's first-ever democratic election. Today, criticized for indecisiveness and targeted for assassination by extremists, President Karzai struggles to build on the country's modest post-Taliban achievements before civil unrest undermines his government.

Now, author Nick Mills draws on months of candid personal interviews with the charismatic Afghan president to offer a revealing portrait of the figure known to millions by his familiar uniform of karakul cap and long green chappan. Timely and compelling, Karzai tells the fascinating story of a unique leader with a keen intellect, a natural gift for storytelling, and a presidency in peril.

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Mills (journalism, Boston Univ.) has for many years worked with his university's Afghan Media Project. He conducted a series of exclusive interviews with Afghan president Hamid Karzai in order to help ... Read full review


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Nick B. Mills is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Boston University's College of Communication. He first met Hamid Karzai while serving as field director of Boston University's Afghan Media Project, which helped establish the Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC) in 1987.

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