The Resource A long road to progress : dispatches from a Kiwi commander in Afghanistan, Richard Hall

A long road to progress : dispatches from a Kiwi commander in Afghanistan, Richard Hall

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A long road to progress : dispatches from a Kiwi commander in Afghanistan
Title
A long road to progress
Title remainder
dispatches from a Kiwi commander in Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hall
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Language
eng
Summary
"As Commander of the New Zealand troops in the Bamiyan Province of Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Hall gained a unique insight into the lives of Kiwi soldiers serving in a harsh climate amid daily threats, as well as into the lives of the locals, from the female governor trying to establish order in a patriarchal society, to the farmer scratching a living from an inhospitable land, to the orphaned girls destined to be sold into marriage at a young age. He vividly and movingly recalls his experiences, but also explains the vision he tried to implement on behalf of this country. He tackles the complex issues involved in an army that seeks to bring both aid and a Western way of doing things in a deeply Islamic country. And he offers an astute perspective on working with New Zealand troops, American soldiers, corrupt Afghani officials, intransigent aid organisations, while tackling crippling poverty, insurgent attacks, impossible terrain and severe weather. This is an important and fascinating view of New Zealand's role in Afghanistan."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
HAP
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A long road to progress : dispatches from a Kiwi commander in Afghanistan, Richard Hall
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13290435
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23 cm.
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Extent
213 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781869793067
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1072045
  • (NLNZils)1384947

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