A Military History From Alexander The Great To The Fall Of The TalibaneBook - 2003
Examines the entire extraordinary military history of Afghanistan -- a history of defying foreign powers for some 2,500 years, beginning with the Persian Empire and Alexander the Great. Later, invading armies from India, Arabia, and the steppes all attempted to control the "crossroads of Asia." Genghis Khan descended on the Hindu Kush during the medieval period, and Tamerlane's raiders and Babur's Moghuls marched through Afghanistan. Never once did the Afghans acknowledge defeat. Victorian Britain suffered its worst catastrophe while attempting to subdue the region. The Soviet Union fought for an entire decade in Afghanistan, only to suffer defeat. Now the U.S. has arrived. This military history illuminates the dangers that may lie ahead. Maps and illustrations.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo ; London : Eurospan, 2003.
Edition: 1st Dap Capo pbk. ed.
Characteristics: 351 p. : ill., maps, ports.