War, Politics and Society in Afghanistan, 1978-1992
by Antonio Giustozzi
Georgetown University Press, 1999
Cloth: 978-0-87840-758-3
Library of Congress Classification DS371.2.G59 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 958.1

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This book is the first to analyze the institutions, successes, and failures of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, the pro-Soviet regime that sought to dominate the country during the years of the Soviet military presence. Antonio Giustozzi explores the military, political, and social strategies of the predominantly urban and Marxist regime as it struggled—and ultimately failed—to win the support of a largely rural and Islamic population.

Drawing on many Soviet materials not previously used by Western writers, including unpublished Red Army documents and interviews with participants, Giustozzi provides valuable new insights into the cold war and the rise of Islamic revolt.


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