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For centuries, men have fought and died on the Afghan frontier -- American soldiers and the Taliban are merely the latest. As the gateway to India and the crossroads of Central Asia, Afghanistan has tempted the greed and hunger for power of countless invaders, from the Greek armies of Alexander the Great to Brezhnev’s Soviet forces. Refuge of spies and mountainous court of intrigue, this frontier world is one of the most haunting and gigantic battlefields on earth. This edition of Afghan Frontier includes a new afterword from the author, completing the gripping portrait of a region that is as treacherous as it is alluring.
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Schofield, who writes and broadcasts extensively about south India, traces the history of the Kashmir conflict from when the beautiful valley was an independent kingdom through the controversial British sale of the predominately Muslim area to a Hindu Maharajah in 1846 and 20th-century Muslim and Hindu clashes, to its present potential as a flashpoint for nuclear conflict. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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