Land of the High Flags: Afghanistan When the Going Was Good (英語) ペーパーバック – 2007/7/25
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Offers an account of the land and its people, and describes the experiences of the author the first woman to teach boys from the villages, on her return years later as a journalist, telling what became of her friends and what wars have done to the land.
"...poetic prose that captures the very essence of the brave, proud people of Afghanistan..." - New York Times - "...an interesting writer, gifted with insight... and a vivid graphic sense; every experience she offers us - of people or place or weather - is received and fully shared." - The New Yorker - "...Her book will remain a faithful account of what Afghanistan was like..." - James A Michener - "商品の説明をすべて表示する
Why would a soldier, marine, or other service member care? Because we are there to fix problems - some of which involve guns, but many of which can be solved with words. Reading this book will help you to understand the people, which will make you a better and more effective soldier. As an Army Officer, I strongly recommend this, and Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia as preparation for deployment. High Flags will teach you what you can accomplish if you understand the Afghans. Descent will teach you what happens if you don't understand them.
Rosanne Klass takes us inside the strange and titillating experience of being a western woman in a simultaneously hospitable and unknowable (to an outsider, especially a woman) culture.
Well-written and captivating.