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Playing the great game : Britain, war and politics in Afghanistan since 1839

Author: Edmund James Yorke
Publisher: London : Robert Hale, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* Sheds fresh light on the complex web of politico-military relations generated by the prosecution of these wars * Reveals the hitherto underestimated and crucial role played by Britain's Afghan  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund James Yorke
ISBN: 9780709091967 0709091966
OCLC Number: 775030760
Description: 448 p., [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The lure of the Indus: the First Afghan War --
Elphinstone's blunder --
Retribution, fire and sword --
Lytton's folly: the Second Afghan War 1878-80 --
Roberts' revenge --
From defeat to victory: Maiwand to Kandahar --
'Amanullah's war': the Third Afghan War --
Chasing the Taliban: the Fourth Afghan War.
Other Titles: Britain, war and politics in Afghanistan since 1839
Responsibility: Edmund Yorke ; [foreword by Ed Butler].
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