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The Resource The Taliban Shuffle

The Taliban Shuffle

Label
The Taliban Shuffle
Title
The Taliban Shuffle
Statement of responsibility
Kim Barker
Title variation
Whiskey tango foxtrot: strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A true-life Catch-22 set in the deeply dysfunctional countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by one of the region's longest-serving correspondents. Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent—she is candid, self-deprecating, laugh-out-loud funny. At first an awkward newbie in Afghanistan, she grows into a wisecracking, seasoned reporter with grave concerns about our ability to win hearts and minds in the region. In The Taliban Shuffle, Barker offers an insider's account of the "forgotten war" in Afghanistan and Pakistan, chronicling the years after America's initial routing of the Taliban, when we failed to finish the job. When Barker arrives in Kabul, foreign aid is at a record low, electricity is a pipe dream, and of the few remaining foreign troops, some aren't allowed out after dark. Meanwhile, in the vacuum left by the U.S. and NATO, the Taliban is regrouping as the Afghan and Pakistani governments floun­der. Barker watches Afghan police recruits make a travesty of practice drills and observes the disorienting turnover of diplomatic staff. She is pursued romantically by the former prime minister of Pakistan and sees adrenaline-fueled col­leagues disappear into the clutches of the Taliban. And as her love for these hapless countries grows, her hopes for their stability and security fade. Swift, funny, and wholly original, The Taliban Shuffle unforgettably captures the absurdities and tragedies of life in a war zone
Summary
A wisecracking foreign correspondent recounts her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan while sharing cautionary observations about the region in its first post-Taliban years and the responsibilities of the U.S. and NATO
Writing style
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10033504
Cataloging source
BT
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1970-
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Barker, Kim
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Essays
  • Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
Target audience
adult
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strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Label
The Taliban Shuffle
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:eabed4bc-e7cf-44f2-9d8d-5596645107ca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385533324
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Taliban Shuffle
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:eabed4bc-e7cf-44f2-9d8d-5596645107ca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385533324
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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