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The Resource The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who led US Special Forces to topple the Taliban Regime, Brian Glyn Williams, PhD

The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who led US Special Forces to topple the Taliban Regime, Brian Glyn Williams, PhD

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The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who led US Special Forces to topple the Taliban Regime
Title
The last warlord
Title remainder
the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who led US Special Forces to topple the Taliban Regime
Statement of responsibility
Brian Glyn Williams, PhD
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In The Last Warlord, scholar Brian Glyn Williams takes Westerners inside the world of general Abdul Rashid Dostum, one of the most powerful of the Afghan warlords who have dominated the country since the Soviet invasion. Based on lengthy interviews with Dostum and his family and subcommanders, as well as local chieftains, mullahs, elders, Taliban enemies and prisoners of war, and women's rights activists, The Last Warlord tells the story of Dostum's rise to power from peasant villager to the man who fought a long and bitter war against the Taliban and Al Qaeda fanatics who sought to repress his people. The book details how, after 9/11, the CIA contacted the mysterious Mongol warrior to help US Special Forces wage a covert, horse-mounted war in the mountains of Afghanistan that ended in a stunning victory; how Dostum was later marginalized by US and Afghan leaders; and how sensational media accounts have made him the object of rampant mythologizing. With the United States drawing down troops in 2014 and Dostum poised to re-enter the world stage to fight a resurgent Taliban, The Last Warlord provides important historical context to the controversy swirling around Afghanistan's warlord culture and is an essential contribution to the debate on Afghanistan's future"--
  • "The first and only book to provide biographical details on Afghanistan's most notorious warlord who is likely to once again play a central role in fighting the Taliban when coalition troops withdraw in 2014"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Brian Glyn
Dewey number
  • 958.104/742092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.33.D8
LC item number
W55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dūstum, ʻAbd al-Rashīd
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Warlordism
  • Taliban
  • HISTORY / Military / Afghan War (2001-)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
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The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who led US Special Forces to topple the Taliban Regime, Brian Glyn Williams, PhD
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1441707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781613748008
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013008742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1441707
  • (OCoLC)829738859
Label
The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who led US Special Forces to topple the Taliban Regime, Brian Glyn Williams, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1441707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781613748008
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013008742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1441707
  • (OCoLC)829738859

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