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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan (EPUB ebook)

By Dalrymple, William

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 w...ay in, the British faced little resistance. But after two years of occupation, the Afghan people rose in answer to the call for jihad and the country exploded into violent rebellion. The First Anglo-Afghan War ended in Britain's greatest military humiliation of the nineteenth century: an entire army of the then most powerful nation in the world ambushed in retreat and utterly routed by poorly equipped tribesmen. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013, Return of a King is the definitive analysis of the First Afghan War, told through the lives of unforgettable characters on all sides and using for the first time contemporary Afghan accounts of the conflict. Prize-winning and bestselling historian William Dalrymple's masterful retelling of Britain's greatest imperial disaster is a powerful and important parable of colonial ambition and cultural collision, folly and hubris, for our times.
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ISBN 9781408828434
Published 4 Feb 2013
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series 100 Great Recipes

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ISBN-13 9781408828434
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing
Released 4 Feb 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Dalrymple, William
Series 100 Great Recipes
Category Award Winning
World History
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
European History
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Military History
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 608
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 958.103
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade