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The book is very easy reading and informative.
The main factor contributing to the strength of the book is Rashid's extensive access to Afghanistan and key players who have shaped the policy of the country.
This book reveals that the Taliban's support came from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, two countries that are US allies.
Gripping tale of a war torn, ravaged peoples. Such a tragedy that a nation's tale unfolds like a paperback thriller.Published 18 days ago by Aditya Ganju
After watching an interview with Henry Rollins where he discusses getting removed from a flight in 2002 for reading this book, I had to check it out. Boy am I glad I did. Read morePublished 26 days ago by The Original Dougie
Good history of the Taliban and the Political decisions of the West that allowed them to come to power.Published 26 days ago by Michael W Crowley
An excellent read of the background of the Taliban. In some ways even more valuable since it was written before 9/11. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R.L.D.
Explains the underlying causes of the phenomenon. This book does a great job of demystifying the prejudices, assumptions and thoughts about the region, the people and the actors... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jake Gay
Very complex book written from an islamic perspective. Good, but hard to follow all the key players. Rashid is thorough. Read morePublished 3 months ago by TD
Amazing book on the Taliban written from a pre-9/11 perspective, although as relevant then as it is now. Read morePublished 4 months ago by NorCalDoc