Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2000
Hardcover. Condition: very good. Third Printing. 279, wraps, notes, index, pencil erasure on first page, sticker residue on cover. Rashid brings the world of the Taliban--the most extreme and radical Islamic organization--into sharp focus. He offers an authoritative account of the Taliban in English, explaining the Taliban's impact on Afghanistan and the region. Ahmed Rashid (born 1948) is a former Pakistani militant, a journalist and best-selling foreign policy author of several books about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.