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The Resource Afghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982, M. Hassan Kakar

Afghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982, M. Hassan Kakar

Label
Afghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982
Title
Afghanistan
Title remainder
the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982
Statement of responsibility
M. Hassan Kakar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few people are more respected or better positioned to speak on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan than M. Hassan Kakar. A professor at Kabul University and scholar of Afghanistan affairs at the time of the 1978 coup d'état, Kakar vividly describes the events surrounding the Soviet invasion in 1979 and the encounter between the military superpower and the poorly armed Afghans. The events that followed are carefully detailed, with eyewitness accounts and authoritative documentation that provide an unparalleled view of this historical moment. Because of his prominence Kakar was at first treated with deference by the Marxist government and was not imprisoned, although he openly criticized the regime. When he was put behind bars the outcry from scholars all over the world possibly saved his life. In prison for five years, he continued collecting information, much of it from prominent Afghans of varying political persuasions who were themselves prisoners. Kakar brings firsthand knowledge and a historian's sensibility to his account of the invasion and its aftermath. This is both a personal document and a historical one - Kakar lived through the events he describes, and his concern for human rights rather than party politics infuses his writing. As Afghans and the rest of the world try to make sense of Afghanistan's recent past, Kakar's voice will be one of those most listened to"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kakar, M. Hasan
Dewey number
958.104/5
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2
LC item number
.K35 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989)
  • Afghanistan
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Afghanistan
Label
Afghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982, M. Hassan Kakar
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan -- Why did the Soviet Union invade? -- Under the Soviet shadow -- Islamic resistance organizations -- Nationalist resistance organizations -- Urban uprisings and their suppression -- Beginning of the countrywide armed clashes -- A new type of war leader: the case of Logar -- KhAD as an agency of suppression -- Military and administrative measures for consolidation of the government -- Victory at any cost -- Elimination of opponents by nonmilitary means -- Genocide throughout the country -- Genocide in districts around Kabul -- Epilogue, 1982-1994 -- Appendix A. Political organizations, factions, and unions -- Appendix B. Selected biographical sketches -- Appendix C. Afghan refugees in Pakistan -- Appendix D. Telephone conversation between Kosygin and Taraki
Control code
ocm44956279
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk. ed., 1997.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 380 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520919143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44956279
  • (OCoLC)44956279
Label
Afghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982, M. Hassan Kakar
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan -- Why did the Soviet Union invade? -- Under the Soviet shadow -- Islamic resistance organizations -- Nationalist resistance organizations -- Urban uprisings and their suppression -- Beginning of the countrywide armed clashes -- A new type of war leader: the case of Logar -- KhAD as an agency of suppression -- Military and administrative measures for consolidation of the government -- Victory at any cost -- Elimination of opponents by nonmilitary means -- Genocide throughout the country -- Genocide in districts around Kabul -- Epilogue, 1982-1994 -- Appendix A. Political organizations, factions, and unions -- Appendix B. Selected biographical sketches -- Appendix C. Afghan refugees in Pakistan -- Appendix D. Telephone conversation between Kosygin and Taraki
Control code
ocm44956279
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk. ed., 1997.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 380 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520919143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44956279
  • (OCoLC)44956279

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