No Good Men Among The Living

No Good Men Among The Living

America, The Taliban, And The War Through Afghan Eyes

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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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. 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 it's supposed winners.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781622316670
1622316673
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (660 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Assaf - Narrator
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