The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - History - 336 pages
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The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a grueling debacle that has striking lessons for the twenty-first century. In The Great Gamble, Gregory Feifer examines the conflict from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground. In gripping detail, he vividly depicts the invasion of a volatile country that no power has ever successfully conquered. A riveting account as seen through the eyes of the men who fought in the war, The Great Gamble tells an unforgettable story full of drama, action, and political intrigue whose relevance in our own time is greater than ever.

 

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Review: The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan

User Review  - Elliotte Bagg - Goodreads

An impressively thorough book on the Soviet Afghan war, which does a great job of summarizing the conflict, as well as showing many moments through the eyes of individuals caught up in the conflict ... Read full review

Review: The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan

User Review  - Scott Martin - Goodreads

(Audiobook). I decided to read this book after many years being surrounded by those who spent time in Afghanistan and having supported the missions in Afghanistan. I had read some works on Afghanistan ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Invasion
55
The Soviets Dig In
85
The Mujahideen Fight Back
120
The Soviets Seek Victory
152
The Tide Turns
192
Endgame
218
Aftermath
255
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About the author (2009)

Gregory Feifer is the former Moscow correspondent for National Public Radio. He was educated at Harvard University and lives in Prague with his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Sebastian.

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