The last warlord [electronic resource] : the life and legend of Dostum, the Afghan warrior who led US special forces to topple the Taliban regime / Brian Glyn Williams, PhD.
- Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2013.
1 online resource (372 p.)
- Dustum, Abd al-Rashid, 1954-.
Warlordism -- Afghanistan -- History.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 1989-2001.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-.
- Electronic books.
- 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 1980's. 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...
- Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Maps ; Preface ; Chronology ; Chapter 1: The Warlord of Mazar; Chapter 2: How to Meet a Warlord; Chapter 3: The Approaching Storm; Chapter 4: Raiders; Chapter 5: Last Line of Defense; Chapter 6: The Evil Comes to America; Chapter 7: Search for a Plan; Chapter 8: Khoja Doko Village, 1954 ; Chapter 9: The First Battles; Chapter 10: The Soldier; Chapter 11: The Traitor; Chapter 12: Khadija; Chapter 13: Conspiracies; Chapter 14: The Warlord; Chapter 15: The Coup; Chapter 16: Malik; Chapter 17: The Americans
Chapter 18: The Offensive Begins Chapter 19: Interview with a Warlord; Epilogue; Acknowledgments ; Notes ; Index ; Back Flap; Back Cover
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