- A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban
- Narrated by: Raymond Todd
- Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-22-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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America has faced a new enemy on this land, a land that for centuries has become a graveyard of empires past.
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By Alana R Black on 06-02-05
Afghanistan: A Military History
I chose this book after listening to "The Kite Runners". While this audio book contained a great deal of information, and was generally well-written, I wished I had had access to a decent map of the region while listening. I also was annoyed by the narrator who mispronounced a number of words and foreign place names and has a tendency to use a fake foreign accent when quoting from some sources (e.g. Russian or British). Nonetheless, these are minor quibbles about the book itself, which focuses on the history of military invasions of Afghanistan and of the civil war during the last two decades of the 20th century. I can't help feeling that the lessons learned about fighting insurgents by the Soviet invaders from 1980 onward are today being re-learned by American soldiers in Iraq. Overall this was a decent book.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Colin on 10-16-08
A Great Overview
I listened to this just before I deployed to Afghanistan and was amazed at just how much of what was in the book is still relevant today. A great piece to put the conflict and hopes of Afghanistan today into perspective of the regions long history.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful