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The Resource A kingdom of their own : the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster, Joshua Partlow

A kingdom of their own : the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster, Joshua Partlow

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A kingdom of their own : the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster
Title
A kingdom of their own
Title remainder
the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Partlow
Title variation
Family Karzai and the Afghan disaster
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the U.S.--brilliantly portrayed here in its entirety for the first time by the former Washington Post Kabul bureau chief. At the center of this story is the Karzai family. President Hamid Karzai and his brothers began the war as symbols of a new Afghanistan: moderate, educated, fluent in the cultures of East and West, and the antithesis of the brutish and backward Taliban regime. The siblings, from a prominent political family close to Afghanistan's former king, had been thrust into exile by the Soviet war. While Hamid Karzai lived in Pakistan and worked with the resistance, others moved to the United States, finding work as waiters and managers before opening their own restaurants. After September 11, the brothers returned home to help rebuild Afghanistan and reshape their homeland with ambitious plans. Today, with the country in shambles, they are in open conflict with one another and their Western allies
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
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Partlow, Joshua
Dewey number
958.10471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Karzai, Hamid
  • Karzai, Hamid
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
A kingdom of their own : the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster, Joshua Partlow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780307962645
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962058243
  • (OCoLC)962058243
  • 313616
Label
A kingdom of their own : the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster, Joshua Partlow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780307962645
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962058243
  • (OCoLC)962058243
  • 313616

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