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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:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Playing the Great Game explores and analyzes the tension between the British political and military authorities that has been generated by the impact of all these wars. It argues that excessive  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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