- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: ODYSSEY PUBLISHING (July 1 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9622177867
- ISBN-13: 978-9622177864
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.5 x 21.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 612 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,349,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
LAND OF THE HIGH FLAGS Paperback – Nov 22 2007
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"...poetic prose that captures the very essence of the brave, proud people of Afghanistan..." - New York Times - "...an interesting writer, gifted with insight... and a vivid graphic sense; every experience she offers us - of people or place or weather - is received and fully shared." - The New Yorker - "...Her book will remain a faithful account of what Afghanistan was like..." - James A Michener - "
About the Author
Rosanne Klass spent several years teaching in Afghanistan during the 1950s, which became the basis for this book. She returned as a journalist for the New York Times and established the Afghanistan Information Center at Freedom House during the Soviet - Afghan war. She also co-authored and edited Afghanistan - the Great Game Revisited, which is the standard reference on that war. She lives in New York City.
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Why would a soldier, marine, or other service member care? Because we are there to fix problems - some of which involve guns, but many of which can be solved with words. Reading this book will help you to understand the people, which will make you a better and more effective soldier. As an Army Officer, I strongly recommend this, and Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia as preparation for deployment. High Flags will teach you what you can accomplish if you understand the Afghans. Descent will teach you what happens if you don't understand them.
Rosanne Klass takes us inside the strange and titillating experience of being a western woman in a simultaneously hospitable and unknowable (to an outsider, especially a woman) culture.
Well-written and captivating.