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Return of a King

The Battle For Afghanistan, 1839-42

By William Dalrymple

Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges.

Format: Book
Author: Dalrymple, William
Summary: Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges.
Title: Return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 / William Dalrymple.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Subject: Shāh Shujāʻ, Amir of Afghanistan, 1780?-1842. British -- Afghanistan -- History -- 19th century. Afghanistan -- History -- British Intervention, 1838-1842. Afghanistan -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Isbn: 9780307958280 (hbk.) 0307958280 (hbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Dalrymple, William
Summary: Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges.
Title: Return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 / William Dalrymple.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Description: xxxviii, 515 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Shāh Shujāʻ, Amir of Afghanistan, 1780?-1842.
Subjects: British -- Afghanistan -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: Afghanistan -- History -- British Intervention, 1838-1842.
Subjects: Afghanistan -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [483]-497) and index.
Contents: No easy place to rule -- An unsettled mind -- The great game begins -- The mouth of hell -- The flag of holy war -- We fail from our ignorance -- All order is at an end -- The wail of bugles -- The death of a king -- A war for no wise purpose.
LCCN: 2012040998
ISBN: 9780307958280 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0307958280 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 958.103 Dal