No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
Product Number: EB00586377
Released: Oct 30, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429945028
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan-and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America's war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent; a US-backed warlord, who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power; and a village housewife trapped between the two sides, who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality. Through their dramatic stories, Gopal shows that the Afghan war, so often regarded as a hopeless quagmire, could in fact have gone very differently. Top Taliban leaders actually tried to surrender within months of the US invasion, renouncing all political activity and submitting to the new government. Effectively, the Taliban ceased to exist-yet the Americans were unwilling to accept such a turnaround. Instead, driven by false intelligence from their allies and an unyielding mandate to fight terrorism, American forces continued to press the conflict, resurrecting the insurgency that persists to this day. With its intimate accounts of life in war-torn Afghanistan, Gopal's thoroughly original reporting lays bare the workings of America's longest war and the truth behind its prolonged agony. A heartbreaking story of mistakes and misdeeds, No Good Men Among the Living challenges our usual perceptions of the Afghan conflict, its victims, and its supposed winners.

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Author(s): Anand Gopal
Original Publish Date: Apr 29, 2014

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Author(s): Anand Gopal
Narrator(s): Assaf Cohen
Product Number DD15277
Released: Jan 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781622316663
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Author(s): Anand Gopal
Narrator(s): Assaf Cohen
Product Number Z100013854
Released: Jan 27, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781622316670

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