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The Punishment of Virtue: Walking the Frontline of the War on Terror with a Woman Who Has Made it Her Home

The Punishment of Virtue: Walking the Frontline of the War on Terror with a Woman Who Has Made it Her Home (Hardback)

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Readers of George Packer's "The Assassin's Gate", Asne Seierstad's "The Bookseller of Kabul", Christina Lamb's "The Sewing Cirdes of Herat", Jason Burke's "Al Qaeda", Rory Stewart's "The Plaoes In-Between", and Samantha Power's "A Problem from Hell Tribal rivalries", the bluff cunning of the warlords, the jihadist insurgents, the opium traders, the politicians and police chiefs: they all come under Chayes' unblinking gaze, and her book yields telling and mesmerizing insights into how the imperially mighty American occupiers are outwitted and outdanced at every turn by lesser forces. The dazzling villain of this story? ISI, Pakistani intelligence, to whom every other group is but a puppet.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian history Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 01/01/2007 ISBN-13: 9781846270758  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Born in Washington in 1962, SARAH CHAYES was working in Kandahar as a correspondent for US National Public Radio when the Taliban fell in autumn 2001. In 2002, she launched an NGO with the older brother of the Afghan President and now runs a soap co-operative in Kandahar. She was awarded the 1999 Foreign Press Club award for her news reportage. This is her first book.

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