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The Resource The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US special forces to topple the Taliban regime, Brian Glyn Williams, PhD

The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US special forces to topple the Taliban regime, Brian Glyn Williams, PhD

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The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US special forces to topple the Taliban regime
Title
The last warlord
Title remainder
the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US special forces to topple the Taliban regime
Statement of responsibility
Brian Glyn Williams, PhD
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicling the spectacular rise to power of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, this is an intimate profile of the one of the most powerful warlords to have dominated Afghanistan in the years since the Soviet withdrawal in the late 1980s. His rise from simple peasant villager to warrior against the repressive policies of the Taliban and Al Qaeda is told by one of the few outsiders to be accepted into Dostum's stronghold in the northern deserts of Afghanistan. Thanks to this unprecedented access, author Brian Glyn Williams was able to conduct lengthy interviews with Dostum and his family, as well as his subcommanders, local chieftains, mullahs, Taliban enemies, prisoners of war, and women's rights activists. What emerges is an intensely personal account of the Mongol warlord, detailing his childhood, motivations, hopes for his country, and conviction that it is time for a new generation of Western-trained technocrats to shape his country's destiny. With the drawing down of U.S. troops in 2014 and Dostum poised to reenter the world stage to fight a resurgent Taliban, this timely analysis provides important historical context to the controversy swirling around Afghanistan's warlord culture and is an essential contribution to the debate on Afghanistan's future
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Brian Glyn
Dewey number
  • 958.104/742092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.33.D8
LC item number
W55 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dūstum, ʻAbd al-Rashīd
  • Taliban
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Warlordism
  • Dūstum, ʻAbd al-Rashīd
  • Taliban
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Politics and government
  • Warlordism
  • Afghanistan
Label
The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US special forces to topple the Taliban regime, Brian Glyn Williams, PhD
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The first battles
  • The soldier
  • The traitor
  • Khadija
  • Conspiracies
  • The warlord
  • The coup
  • Malik
  • The Americans
  • The offensive begins
  • The warlord of Mazar
  • Interview with a warlord
  • Epilogue
  • How to meet a warlord
  • The approaching storm
  • Raiders
  • Last line of defense
  • The evil comes to America
  • Search for a plan
  • Khoja Doko village, 1954
Control code
857070734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613748015
Lccn
2013008742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
eaf8dfc4-a06f-481c-8771-db0240624f01
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857070734
Label
The last warlord : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US special forces to topple the Taliban regime, Brian Glyn Williams, PhD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The first battles
  • The soldier
  • The traitor
  • Khadija
  • Conspiracies
  • The warlord
  • The coup
  • Malik
  • The Americans
  • The offensive begins
  • The warlord of Mazar
  • Interview with a warlord
  • Epilogue
  • How to meet a warlord
  • The approaching storm
  • Raiders
  • Last line of defense
  • The evil comes to America
  • Search for a plan
  • Khoja Doko village, 1954
Control code
857070734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613748015
Lccn
2013008742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
eaf8dfc4-a06f-481c-8771-db0240624f01
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857070734

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