No Good Men Among the Living

No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780805091793
0805091793
Branch Call Number: History 958.104 GOP

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Aug 02, 2016

"There are no good men among the living, and no bad ones among the dead."-Afghan proverb
It's hard to believe, but we've been in Afghanistan for 15 years now. Whether or not your want to call it a war is beside the point. "No Good Men Among the Living" joins the sadly overflowing shelf of post-9/11/war on terror literature. Journalist Anand Gopal has a somewhat different take as this book looks at the Afghani experience, which has been horrific. They have spent the past 4 decades in some state of unrest: the Russian invasion, the rise of the Taliban, Osama and Al-Queda, warlords and militias, and the U.S. occupation. We all should read this book to put a human face to the conflict. Supplementary books: "Ghost Wars," "Little America," "Taliban," "Where Men Win Glory."

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