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The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer, (sound recording)

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The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Title
The great gamble
Title remainder
the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Feifer
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a grueling debacle that has striking lessons for the 21st century. Parallels between the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are impossible to ignore. The Soviet Union sent some of its most elite troops to unfamiliar lands to fight a vaguely defined enemy, which eventually defeated their superior numbers with unconventional tactics. Although the Soviet leadership initially saw the invasion as a victory, many Russian soldiers came to view the war as a demoralizing and devastating defeat, the consequences of which had a substantial impact on the Soviet Union and its collapse. NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer examines the conflict from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground. His extensive research includes eye-opening interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict, vividly depicting the invasion of a volatile country that no power has ever successfully conquered.--From publisher description
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BTCTA
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Feifer, Gregory
Dewey number
958.1045
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history
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PerformerNote
Read by Robertson Dean
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Dean, Robertson
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  • Afghanistan
  • Soviet Union
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Label
The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
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unknown
Contents
Invasion considered: a short, victorious war -- Storm-333: the invasion -- The Soviets dig in -- The Mujahideen fight back -- The Soviets seek victory -- The tide turns -- Endgame -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn262433554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400110575
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)262433554
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Invasion considered: a short, victorious war -- Storm-333: the invasion -- The Soviets dig in -- The Mujahideen fight back -- The Soviets seek victory -- The tide turns -- Endgame -- Aftermath
Control code
ocn262433554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400110575
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)262433554
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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