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Afghanistan : The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982 - 95 edition

Afghanistan : The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982 (ISBN10: 0520208935; ISBN13: 9780520208933)
ISBN13: 978-0520208933
ISBN10: 0520208935

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520085916
ISBN10: 0520085914

Summary: Few people are more respected or better positioned to speak on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan than M. Hassan Kakar. A professor at Kabul University and scholar of Afghanistan affairs at the time of the 1978 coup d'eacute;tat, Kakar vividly describes the events surrounding the Soviet invasion in 1979 and the encounter between the military superpower and the poorly armed Afghans. The events that followed are carefully detailed, with eyewitness accounts and authoritative documentati ...show moreon that provide an unparalleled view of this historical moment. Because of his prominence Kakar was at first treated with deference by the Marxist government and was not imprisoned, although he openly criticized the regime. When he was put behind bars the outcry from scholars all over the world possibly saved his life. In prison for five years, he continued collecting information, much of it from prominent Afghans of varying political persuasions who were themselves prisoners. Kakar brings firsthand knowledge and a historian's sensibility to his account of the invasion and its aftermath. This is both a personal document and a historical one--Kakar lived through the events he describes, and his concern for human rights rather than party politics infuses his writing. As Afghans and the rest of the world try to make sense of Afghanistan's recent past, Kakar's voice will be one of those most listened to. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 95
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 03/03/1997
International: No



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