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    Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan (Hellenistic Culture and Society) (Paperback) By (author) Frank L. Holt, Foreword by Peter Green

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    DescriptionThe so-called first war of the twenty-first century actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly recounts Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria, situating in a broader historical perspective America's war in Afghanistan.


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    Title
    Into the Land of Bones
    Subtitle
    Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank L. Holt, Foreword by Peter Green
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520274327
    ISBN 10: 0520274326
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE, CULT/ASIAN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 939.6
    DC22: 939.6
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, NHF, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG, 1F
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    03 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Frank L. Holt, Professor of History at the University of Houston, is the author of Lost World of the Golden King, Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions, and Thundering Zeus, all published by UC Press.
    Review quote
    "Frank Holt...narrates [Alexander's] struggle in clear prose that makes this ancient campaign come alive and gives greater appreciation for the challenges that confront all counterinsurgents in Afghanistan-including the U.S. troops still fighting there more than a decade after 9/11." Wall Street Journal 20130125
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Preface to 2012 Edition Foreword by Peter Green Chapter One. Introduction The Crosshairs of History A Deeper Perspective Chapter Two. Hunting The Enemy City of Bones Victories Chapter Three. A Desperate Struggle Explosion Shock Waves Chapter Four. The Hydra Heads Of Bactria A Prophecy A Death Chapter Five. Love And War Little Star of Hope More Opposition Chapter Six. Dark Shadows Chaos Catastrophe Chapter Seven. The Legacy Lost and Found And Sometimes Lost Again Chapter Eight. Conclusion Plato Who? Lady Moon Appendix. Ancient Sources Notes Bibliography Index