The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum the Afghan Warrior WhoLed US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime

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  • ISBN: 9789352644063
  • Author: Williams Brian Glyn
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 356
  • Format: Paperback

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The Last Warlord tells the story of the legendary Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum a larger-than-life figure who guided US Special Forces to victory over the Taliban after 9/11. Having gained unprecedented access to General Dostum his family and his sub-commanders as well as local chieftains mullahs elders Taliban prisoners and women's rights activists scholar Brian Glyn Williams paints a fascinating portrait of this Northern Alliance Uzbek commander who has been shrouded in mystery and contradicting hearsay. In contrast to sensational media accounts that have mythologized the 'bear of a man with a gruff laugh' who 'some Uzbeks swear has on occasion frightened people to death' Williams carefully chronicles Dostum's rise from peasant villager to Uzbek leader and skilled strategist who has fought a long and bitter war against the Taliban and Al Qaeda fanatics that have sought to repress his people.

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