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Author Kaplan, Robert D., 1952-

Title Soldiers of God : with Islamic warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan / Robert D. Kaplan
Edition First Vintage Departures edition
Published New York : Random House International ; London : Hi Marketing, 2001


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  958.1046 Kap/Sog  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 278 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction -- Prologue : Walking through a minefield -- 1. Frontier town -- 2. A world of men -- 3. Going up Khyber -- 4. Noble savages -- 5. The growth of a commander -- 6. Haji Baba and the Gucci muj -- Epilogue (to the original edition) : something only I imagined -- 7. The lawless frontier -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The author returns to Afghanistan a decade later and brings to life a lawless frontier. What he reveals is astonishing: teeming refugee camps on the deeply contentious Pakistan-Afghanistan border; a war front that combines primitive fighters with the most technologically advanced weapons known to man; rigorous Islamic indoctrination academies; a land of minefields plagued by drought, fierce tribalism, insurmountable ethnic and religious divisions, an abysmal literacy rate, and legions of war orphans who seek stability in military brotherhood. Traveling alongside Islamic guerrilla fighters, sharing their food, observing their piety in the face of deprivation, and witnessing their determination, he offers a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of a people and a country that are at the center of world events
Analysis Islam - Afghanistan
Islam - Pakistan
Notes "Originally published in somewhat different form in hardcover in the United States by Houghton Mifflin Company, in 1990"--Verso, t.p
"New introduction and final chapter"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ([257]-259) and index
Subject Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- -- Travel -- Afghanistan.
Soldiers -- Afghanistan.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
SUBJECT Afghanistan -- History -- 1989-2001.
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 1971-1988.
Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Afghanistan -- History -- 1989-
Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
LC no. 2002278385
ISBN 1400030250