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War Against the Taliban: Why It All Went Wrong in Afghanistan Paperback – Feb 19 2013

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks; Reprint edition (Feb. 19 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408822342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408822340
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.5 x 20.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #745,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sandy Gall may be one of the last heroes of his profession * The Times * What makes this book stand out from all the other current writing about the war in Afghanistan is the depth of Sandy Gall's knowledge of the country and his intense sympathy for its people ... Anyone who wants to understand what is happening in Afghanistan cannot afford to ignore this book * Times Literary Supplement * A well-informed account of the litany of disastrous miscalculations that have befallen the West's involvement since the September 11 attacks * Daily Telegraph * It should be required reading for all cadets at Sandhurst and officers deploying to theatre [Afghanistan] including senior ones * General Lord Guthrie * Sandy's book is the first that covers the whole of the current conflict in Afghanistan. Warts and all, it is a compelling tale and most useful history * General Sir David Richards *

About the Author

Sandy Gall CBE, is a British journalist, author, and former ITN news presenter. His career as a journalist spans over fifty years. Sandy Gall has written several books about Afghanistan and made three documentaries about the country during the Soviet War (two of which were nominated for BAFTA awards).

Sandy Gall and his wife also set up the Sandy Gall Afghanistan Appeal charity, which provides support to people who have lost limbs in combat. Gall was awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal in 1987, and the CBE in 1987. In 2003 he became the World Affairs Expert on LBC Radio. In 2010 he was awarded the Order of St Michael and St George for services to the people of Afghanistan. He lives in Kent with his wife, Eleanor Gall.


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