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Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 12, 2013
Pages 385
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307947048
ISBN-10 0307947041
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book

The author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the US’s political and military misadventure in Afghanistan. In this meticulously reported and illuminating book, Rajiv Chandrasekaran focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of President Obama’s surge, and reveals the epic tug of war that occurred between the president and a military that increasingly went its own way. The profound ramifications this political battle had on the region and the world are laid bare through a cast of fascinating characters—disillusioned and inept diplomats, frustrated soldiers, headstrong officers—who played a part in the process of pumping American money and soldiers into Afghan nation-building. What emerges in Little America is a detailed picture of unsavory compromise—warlords who were to be marginalized suddenly embraced, the Karzai family transformed from foe to friend, fighting corruption no longer a top priority—and a venture that became politically, financially, and strategically unsustainable.

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Editions
Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (July 5, 2012)
9781408830079 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $27.40
About: From the award-winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (June 26, 2012)
9780307957146 | details & prices | 368 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.56 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Afghan War; History of the Americas; International relations; Political science & theory
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307947048
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (March 12, 2013)
9780307947048 | details & prices | 385 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A New York Times Notable BookThe author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the US’s political and military misadventure in Afghanistan.
from Gardners Books (July 5, 2012)
9781408831809 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $21.25
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780307989178
 
Unabridged edition from Random House (June 26, 2012)
9780307989178 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $40.00
About: From the award-winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan.

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