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Afghanistan: Lifting the Veil Hardcover – March 1, 2002

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After decades of bloodshed and turmoil, the scarred nation of Afghanistan is facing up to the colossal task of rebuilding.

In a compelling narrative with vivid images and words from Reuters journalists, this book charts the Afghan struggle through the Soviet occupation, during the harsh rule of the Taliban, and into what President George W. Bush called "the first war of the 21st century."

The book describes the "Great Game" that the big powers played with Afghanistan and includes a section of previously unpublished war photography from the Soviet era.

Award-winning Reuters photographers capture images ranging from soldiers in the heat of battle and the misery of the refugee camps to the joy of children returning to school and flying kites in life after the Taliban.

With unmatched insight and balance, seasoned Reuters correspondents look at why Osama bin Laden chose Afghanistan for his al Qaeda training camps and why the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar chose to shelter him.

In other sections, the book looks at the fresh start that the fall of the Taliban gave to Afghan women and the challenges and the hope that lie ahead for the impoverished nation.

For Afghanistan, it is an uncertain awakening.About Reuters

Reuters operates the largest news agency network in the world and is recognized as one of the leading providers of text, video, graphics, and news pictures. With some 2,500 journalists, photographers, and TV professionals based in 190 cities all over the world, Reuters covers the news as it breaks. Relying on a 150-year-old reputation for accuracy, speed, and freedom from bias, Reuters transmits between two- and two-and-a-half-million words daily in 23 languages.

This book is a collection of the best Reuters images and writings on Afghanistan, ranging from the Soviet occupation to the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network.

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About Reuters

Reuters operates the largest news agency network in the world and is recognized as one of the leading providers of text, video, graphics, and news pictures. With some 2,500 journalists, photographers, and TV professionals based in 190 cities all over the world, Reuters covers the news as it breaks. Relying on a 150-year-old reputation for accuracy, speed, and freedom from bias, Reuters transmits over two million words daily in 23 languages. This book is a collection of the best Reuters images and writings on Afghanistan, ranging from the Soviet occupation to the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network.

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Product Details

  • Series: Reuters Prentice Hall Series on World Issues
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Reuters Prentice Hall; 1st edition (March 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130479519
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130479518
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 9.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,637,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Afghanistan: Lifting the Veil" is well-titled, as it helps educate what and why the people, the Taliban, bin Laden, al Qaeda could be what they are in Afghanistan.
Reuters is one of the best positions possible to see what is going on. As the top int'l news agency, they know the lay of the land, and the issues surrounding things.
It is not overly academic, and is accessible by the intelligent reader. It brings more to the table than simple American anger, or sadness for the loss of the WTC. Instead, Reuters shows the whole of the matter, demonstrating the grays and well as the black and whites of the circumstance.
I fully recommend "Afghanistan: Lifting the Veil" by Reuters.
Anthony Trendl
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reuters is a great source for worldwide media coverage. this book contains fabulous photos taken of afghanistan as well as small reports from a variety of reporters between the groups of photos. nothing is better than being able to see what is being mentioned or what you have heard or read about afghanistan so far. large and gripping images of all kinds of people, and differnt areas of land, the book is a great compilation of images and words to give you a nice idea of what things are like in afghanistan.
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