Kara Kush: a novel of Afghanistan

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1986.
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English
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In December of 1979, Soviet tanks rolled across the borders of Afghanistan, beginning a period of barbaric aggression that triggered a turning point in modern history. Idries Shah's brilliant novel chronicles the courageous 10-year resistance of the Afghan people, an epic story of triumph over tyranny that deserves to be immortalized. Kara Kush is the definitive story of freedom fighters. It is a story of patriotism-in-action, mobilized and fueled not by a mass-media propaganda machine, or the charisma of a single individual, but by a thousands-of-years-old tradition of proud independence, deep love of one's land, and fierce will to survive. Kara Kush was first published in 1986, at a time when most of the outside world dismissed the Afghan resistance as a rag-tag lot of rival guerrilla factions in a futile holdout against an invincible military machine. With extraordinary insight into human nature and the course of human history, Kara Kush told the real story. According to author Idries Shah, almost all the people in the text of the novel actually exist-or did. The accounts of battles and raids, precise military details, and the stories of Soviet and Red Afghan atrocities were all from "primary sources"-eye-witnesses, participants, defectors, victims, and prisoners. This remarkable book, among all other sources, offers keys to understanding not only this important strategic region, but the very phase of world history in which we find ourselves today. Much more than a novel, even more than a tribute, Kara Kush stands as a model of human vision, leadership, cooperation, and capacity-at a time when we need it most.
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subject_facetAfghanistan -- History -- Fiction
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title_displayKara Kush
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Kara Kush : a novel of Afghanistan [electronic resource] / Idries Shah
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