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The Afghan Wars: History in an Hour Audiobook

The Afghan Wars: History in an Hour

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Publisher's Summary

Britain has invaded Afghanistan twice before in the nineteenth century. Both times tenacious Afghan fighters defended their country to humiliating British defeats. The Soviet Union also discovered what a tough enemy the Afghans are after nearly a decade of conflict from 1979 to 1989. When not fighting foreign invaders, Afghanistan was torn apart by Civil War from 1990 to 1996, resulting in victory for the Taliban.

The Afghan Wars in an Hour is an excellent way to learn all about the complex wars that have been fought in Afghanistan for almost four decades. It explains who the Taliban and the Mujahedeen are, how their politics work, why Osama Bin Laden was so significant, and why it is so hard to achieve peace Afghanistan, all in just one hour.

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…

©2012 Kat Smutz (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past." (Dominic Sandbrook)

"The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age." (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)

"This is genius." (MacWorld.com)

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    very well read by the reader and very informative . the book covers alot of important topics .

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    Just as promised. A brief summary of the Afghan wars along with interesting commentary. I enjoyed it

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    Great series of which this is not the least. Informative, well performed, to the point and well balanced....stuff you wish they told you at school.

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