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The Resource Return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, William Dalrymple

Return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, William Dalrymple

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Return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan
Title
Return of a king
Title remainder
the battle for Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
William Dalrymple
Title variation
Battle for Afghanistan, eighteen thirty-nine to forty-two
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the high mountain passes and re-established on the throne Shah Shuja ul-Mulk. On the way in, the British faced little resistance
Summary
Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as the result of neocolonial ambition and cultural clashes, drawing on primary sources to explore such topics as the human toll of the war and the similarities between it and the present-day conflict
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10174295
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dalrymple, William
Dewey number
958.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
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the battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
Label
Return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, William Dalrymple
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050345937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xl, 567 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781408822876
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Return of a king : the battle for Afghanistan, William Dalrymple
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050345937
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xl, 567 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781408822876
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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