Crossing the River Kabul: An Afghan Family Odyssey


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$29.95  $27.55
Potomac Books
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6.07 X 1.07 X 9.1 inches | 1.24 pounds
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About the Author

Kevin McLean practiced law in Boston and San Diego.


"A solid offering."--Saadia Faruqi, New York Journal of Books--Saadia Faruqi"New York Journal of Books" (06/12/2017)
"[Crossing the River Kabul] delineates a sense of what it means to hail from a proud Afghan family in the throes of violence."--Kirkus--Kirkus
"Crossing the River Kabul tells Popal's epic life story in his own voice. It blends family anecdotes with personal and political history to form a readable and informative account of a turbulent phase of Afghan history through the eyes of a man who, as a descendent of one of Afghanistan's two historical ruling families, is well positioned to reflect on the political upheaval and war that have wracked his homeland."--Daniela Pioppi, Middle East Journal-- (05/06/2018)
"Baryalai Popal's personal story is a poignant microcosm of the beauty and tragedy of Afghanistan."--Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan
-- (09/09/2016)
"A fascinating, moving, and highly readable story. We learn much about Afghan family, tribal, and cultural values--as kings, presidents, ministers, and warlords all make their way through these pages."--Tim Foxley, former Afghanistan senior analyst for the UK Ministry of Defense-- (09/09/2016)
"Crossing the River Kabul is full of exceptionally interesting stories not found in historical accounts. Afghans and non-Afghans alike will find it gripping reading."--Nabi Misdaq, broadcast journalist with the BBC World Service and author of Afghanistan: Political Frailty and External Interference -- (09/09/2016)
"An exciting tale, as current today as it was in 1980 when Bar Popal and his family fled Afghanistan, Crossing the River Kabul is a harrowing adventure with life and death consequences explaining the tribulations experienced by refugees. While following one family, this book puts a human face on the harsh realities and complexities of those millions of people who flee the destruction of their homelands. It should be read by every compassionate person who contemplates the plight of refugees." --John B. Alexander, former U.S. Army colonel and advisor to senior ministry officials in Kabul
-- (09/09/2016)