The Resource No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes, Anand Gopal

No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes, Anand Gopal

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No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes
Title
No good men among the living
Title remainder
America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes
Statement of responsibility
Anand Gopal
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Language
eng
Summary
"As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw, the shocking tale of how the American military had triumph in sight in Afghanistan--and then brought the Taliban back from the dead. In the popular imagination, Afghanistan is often regarded as the site of intractable conflict, the American war against the Taliban a perpetually hopeless quagmire. But as Anand Gopal demonstrates in this stunning chronicle, top Taliban leaders were in fact ready to surrender within months of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, renouncing all political activity and submitting to the new government. Effectively, the Taliban ceased to exist--yet the American forces were not ready to accept such a turnaround. Driven by false intelligence from corrupt warlords and by a misguided conviction that Taliban members could never change sides, the U.S. instead continued to press the conflict, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to this day. Gopal's dramatic narrative, full of vivid personal detail, follows three Afghans through years of U.S. missteps: a Taliban commander, a U.S.-backed warlord, and a housewife trapped in the middle of the fighting. With its intimate accounts of life in small Afghan villages, and harrowing tales of crimes committed by Taliban leaders and American-supported provincial officials alike, No Good Men Among the Living lays bare the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony. A thoroughly original expose; of the conflict that is still being fought, it shows just how the American intervention went so desperately wrong"--
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1980-
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Gopal, Anand
Dewey number
958.104/7
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.G66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taliban
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Peace-building
  • Internal security
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes, Anand Gopal
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Includes index
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text
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  • txt
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Isbn
9780805091793
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(hardback)
Lccn
2014001384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014001384
  • 1220981
Label
No good men among the living : America, the Taliban, and the war through Afghan eyes, Anand Gopal
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805091793
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014001384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2014001384
  • 1220981

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