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Ahmad Shah Massoud, guerilla extraordinaire

Mr Gall paints a vivid picture of Massoud as a guerilla leader - someone who is precise and methodical in his approach and whose decision making is clinical and rarely driven by impulse or sentiment

Afghan Napoleon

Afghan Napoleon

T C A Raghavan
Afghan Napoleon: The Life of Ahmad Shah Massoud
Author: Sandy Gall  
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Pages: 372
Price: Rs 699

The publication of this book was slated for September 2021 to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud just a few days before 9/11.
But before the book appeared, Afghanistan changed. The US withdrawal in disarray and the return of the Taliban, therefore, contextualise this book and provide the prism to assess Ahmad Shah Massoud and his legacy.
The author Sandy Gall has covered Afghanistan as a journalist since the early 1980s and came to this latest Cold War hotspot

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First Published: Feb 21 2023 | 10:53 PM IST

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