The Resource The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer, (electronic resource)

The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer, (electronic resource)

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The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Title
The great gamble
Title remainder
the Soviet war in Afghanistan
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Gregory Feifer
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eng
Summary
The Soviet war in Afghanistan was a grueling debacle that has striking lessons for American foreign policy today. In The Great Gamble, Gregory Feifer examines the war from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground. During the last years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union sent some of its most elite troops to unfamiliar lands in Central Asia to fight a vaguely defined enemy, which eventually defeated their superior number 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.Feifer's extensive research includes fascinating interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict. In gripping detail, he vividly depicts the invasion of a volatile country that no power has ever successfully conquered. Parallels between the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are impossible to ignore: Both conflicts were waged amid vague ideological rhetoric about freedom. Both were roundly condemned by the outside world for trying to impose their favored forms of government on countries with very different ways of life. And both seem destined to end on uncertain terms. The Great Gamble tells an unforgettable story full of drama, action, and political intrigue whose relevance in our own time is greater than ever
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Feifer, Gregory
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Read by Robertson Dean
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  • Afghanistan
  • Soviet Union
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The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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9781400190577
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Label
The great gamble : the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Gregory Feifer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT10756592
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781400190577
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT10756592
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unknown
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access
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sound
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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