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Opium season : a year on the Afghan frontier

Author: Joel Hafvenstein
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An aid volunteer documents his year working for an American-funded program in Afghanistan, as the group is caught between helping the poppy farmers who are struggling to make a living and fighting off the Taliban forces threatening to occupy the area.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joel Hafvenstein; Joel Hafvenstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Hafvenstein
ISBN: 9781599211312 1599211319
OCLC Number: 148949291
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Commended for Connecticut Book Awards (Design) 2008
Description: viii, 337 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude : the end --
Little America --
Yaqub --
City of dust --
Mullah Omar's drought --
Into the minefield --
Salaam to Helmand --
A million dollars a mile --
The place of the soldiers --
Jack of all trades --
The Babaji abduction --
Christmas in Helmand --
The warlords' vendetta --
Guns and poppies --
New California --
Traveling difficulties --
The way of love --
Good cop, bad cop --
Politics as usual --
The royal bungalow --
The indispensable warlords --
Back on track --
Gunfire in the backyard --
Valley of death --
Defining success --
Three days in May --
In limbo --
Helmand at war --
Badakhshan.
Responsibility: Joel Hafvenstein.
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An aid volunteer documents his year working for an American-funded program in Afghanistan, as the group is caught between helping the poppy farmers who are struggling to make a living and fighting off the Taliban forces threatening to occupy the area.

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