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Last Warlord The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime

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ISBN-10: 1613748000

ISBN-13: 9781613748008

Edition: 2013

Authors: Brian Glyn Williams

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Chronicling the spectacular rise to power of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, this is an intimate profile of the one of the most powerful warlords to have dominated Afghanistan in the years since the Soviet withdrawal in the late 1980s. His rise from simple peasant villager to warrior against the repressive policies of the Taliban and Al Qaeda is told by one of the few outsiders to be accepted into Dostum’s stronghold in the in the northern deserts of Afghanistan. Thanks to this unprecedented access, author Brian Glyn Williams was able to conduct lengthy interviews with Dostum and his family, as well as his subcommanders, local chieftains, mullahs, Taliban enemies, prisoners of war, and women’s…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

BRIAN GLYN WILLIAMS earned his first master s at the Central Eurasian studies program at Indiana University and a second master s in Russian history and a PhD in Central Asian history from the University of Wisconsin. Among his published works are "Afghanistan Declassified: A Guide to America s Longest War" (2011) and the upcoming "The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime" (2013). A tenured professor of Islamic history at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, he lives in Boston.

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The First Battles
The Soldier
The Traitor
The Warlord
The Coup
The Americans
The Offensive Begins
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