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Author Downing, David, 1946-
Title Afghanistan / David Downing.
Pub Info Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, c2004.
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Mashpee-Children's Coll.  J 958.1 DOW     AVAILABLE
Descript 56 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 25 cm.
Series Witness to history
Witness to history (Heinemann Library (Firm))
Summary Uses primary source material to examine the history of Afghanistan and recent events that have increased its importance in the realm of world politics.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 53) and index.
Contents How do we know? -- Afghanistan before 1978 -- The 1978 coup -- Opposition -- Civil war -- Soviet intervention -- Help for the Mujahedin -- The military conflict -- Life for Afghans in the mid-1980s -- The wider impact of the war in Afghanistan -- The Soviet withdrawal -- Najibullah -- Mujahedin disunity -- A country in ruins -- The rise of the Taliban -- Life under the Taliban -- A woman's place -- A sanctuary for terrorists -- September 11 -- Operation Enduring Freedom -- A new government -- Prospects -- What have we learned from Afghanistan?
Subject Afghanistan -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Afghanistan -- History -- 2001- -- Juvenile literature.
Afghanistan -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Afghanistan -- History -- 2001- -- Sources.
ISBN 1403448647 (HC)
1403455236 (PB)
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