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The Resource The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer

The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer

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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
Creator
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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286420
Cataloging source
DLC
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Feifer, Gregory
Dewey number
958.104/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.F45 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Afghanistan
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Label
The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn230729656
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780061143182
Lccn
2008022594
System control number
(OCoLC)230729656
Label
The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn230729656
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780061143182
Lccn
2008022594
System control number
(OCoLC)230729656

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