Overview:Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan - The history of modern Afghanistan is an epic drama, a thriller, a tragedy, a surreal farce. Every forty years or so, over the last two centuries, some great global power has attempted to take control of Afghanistan, only to slink away wounded and bewildered. Games without Rules recounts this strange story, not from the outside looking in, as is usually the case, but from the inside looking out. Here, the interventions and invasions by foreign powers are not the main event. They are interruptions of the main event, for Afghans have a story of their own, quite apart from all the invasions (a story often interrupted by invasions!) Drawing on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources, Tamim Ansary weaves an epic story that moves from a universe of village republics,the old Afghanistan,through a tumultuous drama of tribes, factions, and forces, to the current struggle. The drama involves a dazzling array of colourful characters,such as the towering warrior-poet Ahmad Shah, who founded the country the wily spider-king Dost Mohammed the Great, who told the BritishI am like a wooden spoon you can toss me about, but I will not be broken" and the late nineteenth-centuryIron Amir," who said a telescope would interest him only if it could shoot bullets, since what use had he for the moon? A compelling narrative told in an accessible, conversational style, Games without Rules offers revelatory insight into a country long at the centre of international debate, but never fully understood by the outside world.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725764-9781610393195. It was written by the following authors: Rich King, Tamim Ansary. Book Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan, which can be read online, published by the company: FriesenPress, INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, History. The book was published on 2014-03-04 00:00:00. It has 416 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 553 g. File for download Games without Rules: The Often-Interrupted History of Afghanistan has PDF format and is called games-without-rules-the-often-interrupted-history-of-afghanistan.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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