“Robert Kaplan [is] a scholarly and adventurous journalist. . . . He draws attention to long-term trends that other writers have little noted.” —The New York Times
“Soldiers of God
is a thoughtful, insightful, highly readable book. Battlefield smart, rock solid.” —Dan Rather
“Affecting and informative. . . . [Kaplan] answer[s] a number of important political questions.” —The New Yorker
“[A] first-rate account. . . . [Kaplan’s] combination of firsthand war experience inside Afghanistan and extensive reporting . . . makes him sensitive to distinctions that often escaped even devoted promoters of the muj[ahidin].” —The Wall Street Journal
From the Publisher
The bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts blistering portrait of war-ravaged Afghanistan and its devoted Islamic guerilla fightersfrom the mujahidin who defeated the Soviet invaders in the 1980s to todays Taliban militants. First time in paperback. VINTAGE DEPARTURES.