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The First Anglo-Afghan Wars : a reader / Antoinette Burton, editor ; with a foreword by Andrew J. Bacevich.

Other author/creatorBurton, Antoinette M., 1961-
Other author/creatorBacevich, Andrew J.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2014.
Copyright Notice ©2014
Descriptionx, 272 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Introduction: The Anglo-Afghan Wars in historical perspective -- Strategic interests on the road to Kabul. A sketch of the military and political power of Russia (1817)/ Robert Wilson -- Journey to the North of India (1838)/ Arthur Conolly -- The court and camp of Runjit Sing (1840) / W. G. Osborne -- A narrative of the Russian military expedition to Khiva, under general Perofski (1939) -- The First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-1842: occupation, route, defeat, captivity. Narrative of the war in Affghanistan (1840) / Henry Havelock -- To Herat and Cabul: a story of the First Afghan War (1902) / G. A. Henty -- A journal of disasters in Affghanistan (1843) / Florentia Sale -- "English captives at Cabul" (1843) -- The life of the amir dost mohammed khan (1846) / Mohan Lal -- The Afghan wars (1896), Archibald Forbes -- The Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878-1880: imperial insecurities, global stakes. "Gorchakov circular" (1864) -- "The Russian foreign policy in Asia" (1877) / Eugene Schuyler -- "The Afghan War: a lecture" (1878) / Handel Cossham -- "Afghanistan and its peoples" (1878) and "Afghan women and children" (1880) -- "India and Afghanistan" (1879) / R. D. Osborn -- From the spectator: "The magnitude of the Afghan War, " "The disaster in Candahar, " "Abdurrahman Khan , " "The first lesson of Candahar, " "The rumor from Cabula, " and "The death of Abdul Rahman Khan" -- The great game, 1880-1919. Russia in Central Asia (1889) / George Nathaniel Curzon -- "The Amir's homily" (1891) / Rudyard Kipling -- The life of Abdur Rahman, Amir of Afghanistan (1900) and "The Ameer's memoirs" (1900) / Mohammed khan, editor, and the Spectator -- The Russians at the gates of Herat (1885) / Charles Marvin -- The campaign towards Afghanistan (1885) / Andrei Bolandin -- The story of the Malakand field force (1901) / Winston Churchill -- "The Indian frontier troubles", The graphic (1897) -- The judgment of the sword (1913) / Maud Diver -- "Our relations with Afghanistan" (1919) / Demetrius C. Boulger -- "Third Afghan War" (1919).
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (page 255) and index.
Genre/formMilitary history.
LCCN 2013044873
ISBN9780822356509 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0822356503 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN9780822356622 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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