By: Overby, Paul
Overby has a firsthand account of the Afghan war set against an extensive and thoroughly researched background of political history. In order to fix the personal experience in the broader historical context Overby has drawn on leading Afghan scholars like Louis Dupree, Olivier Roy, Bahanudin Majrooh, Eqbal Ahmad, Jan-Heeren Grevemeyer and Barnett Rubin. He sees the war growing from the angry tension over modernization in Afghanistan and sets it in its context as an expression of Islamism--the most modern and dynamic version of Islamic fundamentalism.
Title: Holy Blood: An Inside View of the Afghan War
Edition: Ex Library
Publisher: Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A., Praeger Pub Text: 1993
ISBN Number: 0275946223
ISBN Number 13: 9780275946227
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Seller ID: 109432
Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. Full red cloth boards. 230 pages. Contents: Preface; Peshawar; The Root of Stone; The Secret Office; The American Center; Quetta; The Failure of Magic; Into Kandahar; Across the Aghrendab; With Mullah Naqeeb; The Way Back; Between the Graves; Resistance Games; The Hills of Kunar.