• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Opt in by 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
REVIEW NOW
Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89 (Hardback)
  • Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89 (Hardback)
zoom

Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89 (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£25.00
Hardback Published: 03/03/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

In a timely and eye-opening book Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian experience in that most recent war in Afghanistan (after Alexander's conquests and the many British imperial wars and skirmishes). Largely basing his account on Russian sources and interviews he shows the war through the eyes of the Russians themselves - politicians, officers, soldiers, advisers, journalist, women. As former ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite brings unique insights to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The story has been distorted not only by Cold War propaganda but also by the myths of the nineteenth century Great Game. It moves from the high politics of the Kremlin to the lonely Russian conscripts in isolated mountain outposts. The parallels with Afghanistan today speak for themselves. 'A superb achievement of narrative history, sensitive writing and exciting fresh research': so wrote Simon Sebag Montefiore about Rodric Braithwaite's bestseller Moscow 1941. But those words, and many others of praise that were given it, could equally apply to his new book.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846680540
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm

You may also be interested in...

Nemesis
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
Afgantsy
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Return of a King
Added to basket
The Art of War
Added to basket
£2.99
Paperback
A History of the Middle East
Added to basket
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Underground
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bending Adversity
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Korean War
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
From the Ruins of Empire
Added to basket
First They Killed My Father
Added to basket
Japan
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Samurai
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
India
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Brief History of the Samurai
Added to basket
The Great Game
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.