Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42

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From William Dalrymple--award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer--a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West's greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time. With access to newly discovered primary sources from archives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and India--including a series of previously untranslated Afghan epic poems and biographies--the author gives us the most immediate and comprehensive ...

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
2014, Vintage, New York

ISBN-13: 9780307948533

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
2013, Knopf Publishing Group

ISBN-13: 9780307958280

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