Farewell Kabul From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World

Farewell Kabul  From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World

From the award-winning co-author of ‘I Am Malala’, this book asks just how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on the ground, failed to defeat a group of religious students and farmers? How did it go so wrong?

Author: Christina Lamb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008171278

Category: History

Page: 640

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From the award-winning co-author of ‘I Am Malala’, this book asks just how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on the ground, failed to defeat a group of religious students and farmers? How did it go so wrong?
Categories: History

Farewell Four Waters

Farewell  Four Waters

One Aid Workers Sudden Escape from Afghanistan. A Novel Based on True
Events Kate McCord. DAY 7 (Shekhtan, Afghanistan) 16 17 PART 3 DAY 5 (Char
Ab, Afghanistan) 18 19 20 DAY 4 (Char Ab, Afghanistan) 21 22 23 24 DAY 3 (
Char ...

Author: Kate McCord

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802491213

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Day 14: It should have been the beginning . . . All she needed were stamps and signatures. Marie and her translator stood in the government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, to complete the paperwork for her new literacy project. The women in her home town, the northern village of Shehktan, would learn to read. But a spattering of gun shots exploded and an aid worker crumpled. Executed. On the streets of Kabul. Just blocks from the guesthouse. Sending shockwaves through the community. The foreign personnel assessed their options and some, including Marie’s closest friend, Carolyn, chose to leave the country. Marie and others faced the cost and elected to press forward. But the execution of the lone aid worker was just the beginning. When she returned home to her Afghan friends in Shehktan to begin classes, she felt eyes watching her, piercing through her scarf as she walked the streets lined in mud brick walls. And in the end . . . It took only 14 days for her project, her Afghan home, her community—all of it—to evaporate in an eruption of dust, grief, and loss. Betrayed by someone she trusted. Caught in a feud she knew nothing about, and having loved people on both sides, Marie struggled for the answer: How could God be present here, working here, in the soul of Afghanistan?
Categories: Fiction

I Am Malala By Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb Trivia On Books

I Am Malala  By Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb  Trivia On Books

ANSWER b Farewell Kabul Christina Lamb's latest book is Farewell Kabul,
published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2015. Farewell Kabul narrates the tale
of Afghanistan post 9/11. She vividly describes firefights between the US and
British ...

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Trivia-on-Book: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! I am Malala, the incredible story of a fifteen year old who was shot on her face by Taliban for pursuing education, epitomizes the strength of human determination and grit. The extremist group which had rattled the entire world could not break her. The incident only made her resolve stronger. The whole world stood up and took note of this young girl from Pakistan. Malala was conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, making her the youngest Nobel Laureate. The book takes us through the hardships that Malala, symbolic of all the girls, went through in her country just for seeking to educate herself. It takes us on a ride to the life of a special girl who deservedly received a standing ovation at the United Nations. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!
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The Wolves of Helmand

The Wolves of Helmand

See also Alyssa Young, “Bill Cahir Served in 'Particularly Tough Area' as Civil
Affairs Officer in Afghanistan,” Lehigh Valley ... 45 Referenced in the chapter “A
Tale of Two Wars” in Christina Lamb, Farewell, Kabul: From Afghanistan to a
More ...

Author: Frank "Gus" Biggio

Publisher: Forefront Books

ISBN: 9781948677646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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At turns poignant, funny, philosophical, and raw—but always real—The Wolves of Helmand is both a heartfelt homage to the Marine brotherhood with whom Biggio served and an expression of respect and love for the people of Afghanistan who ultimately trusted, shared, and appreciated their purpose. Ten years after serving his country as a U.S. Marine, Captain Frank “Gus” Biggio signed up once again because he missed the brotherhood of the military. Leaving behind his budding law career, his young wife, and newborn son, he was deployed to Helmand Province—the most violent region in war-torn Afghanistan—for reasons few would likely understand before reading this book. Riven by conflict and occupation for centuries because of its strategic location, the region he landed in was, at that time, a hotbed of Taliban insurgency. As a participant in the landmark U.S.-led Operation Khanjar, Biggio and his fellow Marines were executing a new-era military strategy. Focused largely on empowerment of the local population, the offensive began with a troop surge designed to thwart the Taliban, but was more importantly followed by the restoration of the local government and real-time capacity building among the withdrawn and destitute Afghan people. The Wolves of Helmand is unlike other war memoirs. It takes us less into the action—though there is that too—and more into the quiet places of today’s war zones. Yes, you’ll read of our Marines’ stealth arrival in a single night, our advanced weaponry, and our pop-up industrial village command centers. You’ll read, as well, about the ambushed patrols and the carnage of IEDs. But you will also read of the persistence, humility, ruggedness, loneliness, tedium, diplomacy, and humanity of our Marines’ jobs there, which more than anything else reveals the magnitude of even the smallest victories. Completed years after the author’s return from his mission, The Wolves of Helmand is most of all a decade-long self-examination of a warrior’s heart, conscience, and memory. Whether intended or not, Biggio’s deep reflections and innate honesty answer every question you’ve ever wanted to ask about life and death in war—and even questions you probably never thought to ask. What calls a warrior to duty? What makes, sustains, plagues, and even breaks a warrior? These are bigger questions than the ones impolite society pokes around when a veteran returns home—Did you kill anyone? Did you have to go? Why would you fight for another country? Why were we even there? Yet the answers to those queries are here, too, in this thoughtful memoir that will make you think about war, family, love, and loss.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

108. 109. Jankowski, Jacob E. Corruption, Contractors, and Warlords in
Afghanistan. ... Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the
Afghanistan Conflict. New York: ... Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More
Dangerous World.

Author: Barnett R. Rubin

Publisher: What Everyone Needs to Know(r)

ISBN: 9780190496630

Category: History

Page: 352

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"Through much of the twentieth century Afghanistan seemed to be a distant concern in the U.S. "Afghanistanism" used to be journalistic shorthand for stories about distant places that editors dismissed as irrelevant. Afghanistan's territory does include some remote, barely accessible regions, but it also includes ancient metropolises such as Balkh, Herat, Kabul, and Kandahar that through much of history were crossroads for commerce and the spread of ideas, including religions and artistic styles. Afghanistan's period of isolation was not an inevitable consequence of its location; it was the result of the policies of the British and Russian colonial empires. In the late 19th and 20th century, those empires agreed to make Afghanistan a buffer state separating their two empires. The only foreign representative would be a Muslim representative of British India, which controlled Afghanistan's foreign affairs. That arrangement has broken down so thoroughly, that Afghanistan is now the opposite of a buffer state. Instead of preventing conflict by separating empires or states, it has become an arena where others act out proxy conflicts. The Soviet invasion of December 1979 turned the country into the hottest conflict of a supposedly Cold War. The Afghan state collapsed in the 1990s as a result of that proxy war and the breakup of the USSR, which had been funding the state. The country then became the arena of conflict among regional powers - Pakistan versus Iran, Russia, and India - but also a zone of competition over pipeline routes among the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Iran."--
Categories: History

The Life of Field Marshal Lord Roberts

The Life of Field Marshal Lord Roberts

At a farewell dinner good wishes were exchanged. Despite Cavagnari's outward
high spirits, foreboding overhung the occasion. In all minds was the fate of
Alexander Burnes, British envoy murdered at Kabul in 1841. Hanna pointed out
that ...

Author: Rodney Atwood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780938110

Category: History

Page: 304

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This biography of Field Marshal Lord Roberts charts a remarkable life that spanned the apogee of the British Empire. During a diverse career, Roberts won the Victoria Cross, planned the strategic defence of India, turned the tide of war in South Africa, introduced army reform and campaigned for National Service before 1914. Rodney Atwood explores his military career, in particular his role as a tactician and strategist in Afghanistan, Burma, the North-West frontier, South Africa and Europe, but also looks at Roberts as a symbol of Empire and explores his celebration in British culture.
Categories: History

Behind the US War on Afghanistan

Behind the US War on Afghanistan

PDPA GOVERNMENT DEFIES PREDICTIONS The last Soviet soldier departed
Afghanistan on schedule on May 15 , 1989 . ... Tens of thousands turned out in
Jalalabad and Kabul to farewell Soviet “ soldier - internationalists ” , as they were
 ...

Author: Dave Holmes

Publisher: Resistance Books

ISBN: 1876646225

Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 63

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Categories: Afghan War, 2001-

Kabul

Kabul

Farewell, my brave daughter,” Ghulam-Nabi said. “Make a place for me beside
you.” Climbing the ledge, he put out a hand and Tor reached up to grab it, his
sense of failure already turning to rage. I couldn't have defended them anyhow, ...

Author: M. E. Hirsh

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466854123

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Modern events sometime demand the reissue of a book published several years ago. Hirsh's internationally acclaimed 1986 novel, Kabul, provides an almost miraculous window into a country and its people that now have captured the world's attention. When the last Afghan king is deposed in the summer of 1973, the family of Omar Anwari, his loyal cabinet minister, is torn apart along with their country. Over seven turbulent years while Catherine, their American mother, struggles to hold them together, Mangal, the eldest son, breaks with his father to follow his own political conscience; daughter Saira in New York is torn between two cultures; and Tor, the youngest, most passionate of the three grows up to become perhaps the bravest of them all. An epic tale of civil war, political intrigue, and family tragedy, Kabul is a moving, insightful portrayal of a proud nation brought to chaos.
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Decision Points

Decision Points

In December 2008, I made a farewell trip to Afghanistan. Air Force One landed at
Bagram Air Base around 5:00 am, just ahead of the dawn. “l have a message to
you, and to all who serve our country," I told a hangar full of troops. “Thanks for ...

Author: George W. Bush

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753544822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life. In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President George W. Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor's Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on September 11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbour; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century. President Bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family. A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history - and the man at the centre of events.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Stranger s Farewell Der Abschiedsgru Des Fremden

The Stranger s Farewell    Der Abschiedsgru   Des Fremden

A young couple invites an ancient stranger to share their meal.

Author: Palwasha Bazger Salam

Publisher: Hoopoe Books

ISBN: 1948013541

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A young couple invites an ancient stranger to share their meal. As he leaves their home, his parting words reward their generosity in a most amazing way. News of their good luck travels fast and a greedy merchant decides to seek out the stranger to win a similar reward for himself. But, of course, for him the result is very different.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Burqa and a Hard Place

A Burqa and a Hard Place

On my last Friday in Kabul, Jane and I went out for a farewell brunch. Once upon
a time, in a guesthouse long departed, Friday brunch was a runny omelette
served to me by Mohammed, but in April 2006, the newly opened Kabul Serena
was ...

Author: Sally Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781742624846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Burqas, car bombs, and Bombay Sapphire - welcome to life in post-Taliban Kabul from the viewpoint of Sally Cooper, an Australian journalist and aid worker who took a job training journalists for a United Nations humanitarian news agency. When she arrived in Afghanistan, Sally knew next to nothing about the country. Once in Kabul, she moved into the Karwan Sara guesthouse - and quickly met a cast of characters that drew her into the strange realities of life in "the Ghan". Some of the many questions posed include: What do you do when you discover your male hotel cleaner wearing your clothes? How do you blend into the background at a Friday night dog fight when you're the only woman there - and you're a blonde Westerner? Under what circumstances do you decide that wearing a burqa is for your own protection? How do you live and work in a place where the car next to yours at the traffic lights could be driven by a suicide bomber? Irreverent, action-packed, witty and at times wildly surreal, A Burqa and a Hard Place will tell you more about daily life in Afghanistan than anything you've ever seen on the nightly news.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Sewing Circles of Herat

The Sewing Circles of Herat

' Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times 'As an account of how Afghanistan got into its present state, and of the making of the grotesque regime of the Taliban, this book could not possibly be bettered. Brilliant.

Author: Christina Lamb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007142521

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 338

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A gold-inscribed invitation to a wedding in Pakistan led Christina Lamb to leave suburban England for Peshawar - a town perched on the frontier of the Afghan war - at the age of just 21. Captivated by the Afghans she met, for two years she tracked the final stages of the mujaheddin victory over the Soviets as Afghan friends smuggled her in and out of their country in a variety of guises - from burqa-clad wife to Kandahari boy - travelling by foot, on donkeys, or hidden under the floor of an ambulance.
Categories: Afghanistan

The Stranger s Farewell

The Stranger s Farewell

But, of course, the result for him is very different. This story can teach us - in a very assessable way - something about the nature of giving and receiving.This tale is set in Afghanistan where it is known by many people.

Author: Palwasha Bazger Salam

Publisher:

ISBN: 1946270202

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A young couple invites a stranger to share their meal. As he leaves, his parting words reward their generosity in an amazing way. News of their changed status travels fast and prompts a greedy merchant to seek out the stranger in the hope of gaining a similar reward for himself. But, of course, the result is very different.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

From Kabul to Kumassi

From Kabul to Kumassi

Pleased as I was to find myself bound for active service once more , and this time
as Commander , I felt sorry when the time came to say farewell to my barren
island . We had found it a desert , and left it anything but a desert ; every stone
and ...

Author: Sir James Willcocks

Publisher: London : John Murray

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120345025

Category: Africa, West

Page: 440

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Categories: Africa, West

House of Stone The True Story of a Family Divided in War Torn Zimbabwe

House of Stone  The True Story of a Family Divided in War Torn Zimbabwe

A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides.

Author: Christina Lamb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007323500

Category: History

Page: 320

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A powerful and intensely human insight into the civil war in Zimbabwe, focusing on a white farmer and his maid who find themselves on opposing sides.
Categories: History

Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan

Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan

Deepak Tripathi, a former BBC correspondent who has kept a keen eye on the region for more than three decades, identifies systematically the naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other ...

Author: Deepak Tripathi

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597975971

Category: History

Page: 200

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The military adventure that George W. Bush embarked on within months of his inauguration in 2001 was to eclipse everything else in his presidency. His name will forever be synonymous with the "war on terror." What started as a military response to al Qaeda's attacks in New York and Washington on 9/11, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neo-conservative agenda to dominate and reshape the Middle East. Al Qaeda's terrorism was answered by the terror of American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Deepak Tripathi, a former BBC correspondent who has kept a keen eye on the region for more than three decades, identifies systematically the naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudice that have brought so much harm to so many. The legacy of Bush's foreign policy will take years to overcome, Tripathi argues. His war on terror provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of war of all against all. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal $3 trillion, but as Tripathi seeks to demonstrate, the overall cost, in human and economic terms, will be incalculable.
Categories: History

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

While the media have largely moved on from these stories, Paula Bronstein remains passionately committed to bearing witness to the lives of the Afghan people.

Author: Paula Bronstein

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 147730939X

Category: Photography

Page: 228

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The Afghan people are standing at a crucial crossroads in history. Can their fragile democratic institutions survive the drawdown of US military support? Will Afghan women and girls be stripped of their modest gains in freedom and opportunity as the West loses interest in their plight? While the media have largely moved on from these stories, Paula Bronstein remains passionately committed to bearing witness to the lives of the Afghan people. In this powerful photo essay, she goes beyond war coverage to reveal the full complexity of daily life in what may be the world's most reported on yet least known country. Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear presents a photographic portrait of this war-torn country's people across more than a decade. With empathy born of the challenges of being an American female photojournalist working in a conservative Islamic country, Bronstein gives voice to those Afghans, particularly women and children, rendered silent during the violent Taliban regime. She documents everything from the grave trials facing the country—human rights abuses against women, poverty and the aftermath of war, and heroin addiction, among them—to the stirrings of new hope, including elections, girls' education, and work and recreation. Fellow award-winning journalist Christina Lamb describes the gains that Afghan women have made since the overthrow of the Taliban, as well as the daunting obstacles they still face. An eloquent portrait of everyday life, Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear is the most complete visual narrative history of the country currently in print.
Categories: Photography

Small Wars Permitting

Small Wars Permitting

Through the stories she tells - and her own development from a self-confessed 'war junkie' to a devoted mother - Lamb attempts to comprehend the human consequences of conflict in the countries she has come to know.

Author: Christina Lamb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: UCSC:32106019654216

Category: Foreign news

Page: 390

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An extraordinary collection of reportage that tells the story of some of the most important world events of the past 16 years, from one of the most talented and intrepid female journalists at work today. Since leaving England aged 21 with an invitation to a Karachi wedding and a yearning for adventure, Christina Lamb has spent 20 years living out of suitcases, reporting from around the world and becoming one of Britain's most highly regarded journalists. She has won numerous awards, including being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year a remarkable four times. 'Small Wars Permitting' is a collection of her best reportage, following the principal events of the last two decades everywhere from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. But Lamb's main interest has always been in the untold stories, the people and places others don't visit. Undaunted by danger, disease or despots, she has travelled by canoe through the Amazon rainforest in search of un-contacted Indians, joined a Rio samba school to infiltrate crime rackets behind Carnival and survived a terrifying ambush by Taliban. No less remarkable are the characters that Lamb meets along the way, from Marsh Arabs who covet Play Stations instead of buffaloes to an Armenian compère for performing dolphins with whom she travelled during the war in Iraq. Lamb's writing is passionate, powerful and poetic, transforming reportage into literature. Through the stories she tells - and her own development from a self-confessed 'war junkie' to a devoted mother - Lamb attempts to comprehend the human consequences of conflict in the countries she has come to know.
Categories: Foreign news

Lord Curzon s Farewell to India

Lord Curzon s Farewell to India

Similarly with regard to Afghanistan, our policy throughout my term of office has
been directed to clearing up all the doubt ... It was to clear all these doubts that
the Mission was sent to Kabul, as the Amir found himself unable to carry out his
first ...

Author: Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B51934

Category: India

Page: 64

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Categories: India

Northwest Frontier Province Baluchistan Jammu Kashmir Eastern Turkistan Afghanistan

Northwest Frontier Province  Baluchistan  Jammu  Kashmir  Eastern Turkistan  Afghanistan

This Sardar had a few adherents of note in Afghanistan proper, more especially
in Kohistan, and from his known character ... The Amir arrived at Kabul on the
11th August 1880, and the same day, after a cordial farewell interview between
His ...

Author: India. Foreign and Political Department

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2890984

Category: Great Britain

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Categories: Great Britain