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The Resource No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes, Anand Gopal

No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes, Anand Gopal

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No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes
Title
No good men among the living
Title remainder
America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes
Statement of responsibility
Anand Gopal
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Language
eng
Summary
"As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw, the shocking tale of how the American military had triumph in sight in Afghanistan--and then brought the Taliban back from the dead. In the popular imagination, Afghanistan is often regarded as the site of intractable conflict, the American war against the Taliban a perpetually hopeless quagmire. But as Anand Gopal demonstrates in this stunning chronicle, top Taliban leaders were in fact ready to surrender within months of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, renouncing all political activity and submitting to the new government. Effectively, the Taliban ceased to exist--yet the American forces were not ready to accept such a turnaround. Driven by false intelligence from corrupt warlords and by a misguided conviction that Taliban members could never change sides, the U.S. instead continued to press the conflict, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to this day. Gopal's dramatic narrative, full of vivid personal detail, follows three Afghans through years of U.S. missteps: a Taliban commander, a U.S.-backed warlord, and a housewife trapped in the middle of the fighting. With its intimate accounts of life in small Afghan villages, and harrowing tales of crimes committed by Taliban leaders and American-supported provincial officials alike, No Good Men Among the Living lays bare the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony. A thoroughly original expose; of the conflict that is still being fought, it shows just how the American intervention went so desperately wrong"--
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Following three Afghans - a Taliban commander, a US-backed warlord and a housewife trapped in the middle of the fighting - through years of US missteps, this dramatic narrative reveals the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony
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New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10308431
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DLC
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1980-
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Gopal, Anand
Dewey number
958.104/7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.G66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The American empire project
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  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001
  • Taliban
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Peace-building
  • Internal security
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
Target audience
adult
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America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes
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No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes, Anand Gopal
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/793/9780805091793/image/lgcover.9780805091793.jpg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
2014001384
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780805091793
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014001384
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes, Anand Gopal
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/793/9780805091793/image/lgcover.9780805091793.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014001384
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780805091793
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014001384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map

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