The Dark Defile - Dianna Preston

The Dark Defile by Diana Preston vividly recounts the drama of this First Afghan War, one of the opening salvos in the strategic rivalry between Britain and Russia for supremacy in Central Asia. As insightful about geography as she is about political and military miscalculation, Preston draws on rarely documented letters and diaries to bring alive long-lost characters-Lord Auckland, the weak British governor-general in India; his impetuous aide William Macnaghten; and the prescient adventurer-envoy Alexander Burnes, whose sage advice was steadfastly ignored. A model of compelling narrative history, The Dark Defile is a fascinating exploration of nineteenth-century geopolitics, and a cautionary tale that resonates loudly today.

Book Title: 

The Dark Defile

Subtitle: 

Britain's Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan, 1838-1842

Author: 

Preston, Diana

Publisher: 

Walker

Edition: 

First US

Year Published: 

2012

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780802779823

Pages: 

320

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

24.2 × 16.3 × 2.7 cm

Book Weight: 

1.007 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R504.00

Price: 

ZAR150.00 

In Stock: 

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Front cover of The Dark Defile by Diana Preston
Back cover of The Dark Defile by Diana Preston