Afghanistan: How the West Lost Its Way

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Price
$42.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
303
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.38 X 1.2 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300154573

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About the Author

Tim Bird is a lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College and the Defence Studies Department, King's College, London. He lives in southern England. Alex Marshall is Lecturer in History in the War Studies Department of the University of Glasgow. He lives in Glasgow.

Reviews

"Bird and Marshall provide a valuable historical overview of the war in Afghanistan from the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001 to the recent Obama troop surge."--Jeremy Kuzmanov, History News Network--Jeremy Kuzmanov "History News Network "
"Tim Bird and Alex Marshall's brisk, broad survey of the war is drily un- impressed by American strategy. It is sub- titled 'How the West Lost its Way', and its authors, who are academics -- King's College, London and Glasgow University respectively -- imply that western policy has been based on a Micawberish view that, with sufficient persistence and perspiration, something will eventually turn up to solve, or at least pacify, the Afghan Question. It hasn't."--Alan Massie, The Spectator-- (05/14/2011)
"The authors present a lucid, devastating critique of the road taken."--Publishers Weekly--Publishers Weekly
"This lucid account from two British military historians will keep readers gnashing their teeth throughout. . . . A gloomily convincing portrait of American misadventures in Afghanistan."--Kirkus Reviews--Kirkus Reviews