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The Man Who Would Be King by Ben Macintyre
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Mar 10, 10

bookshelves: political-sciences
Read in March, 2010

one of the most fascinating stories I have read - all apparently true - a single Quaker American - rather stodgy and lonely - spends years in this fractionated society of Afghanistan. Helps one see why Afghanistan is virtually ungovernable - he is a 19th century Alexander - by his own account as well as this well written history. I do recommend it.
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