On the Road to Kandahar

On the Road to Kandahar

Travels Through Conflict in the Islamic World

Book - 2007
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"A daring reporter's quest through the "living history" of Islam amid the War on Terrorism." In 1991, a British university student spent his summer break fighting alongside Kurdish guerrillas in northern Iraq. Now a prize-winning reporter and author of a book on al Qaeda, Jason Burke travels from the Sahara to the Himalayas and meets with refugees, mujahideen, and government ministers in a probing search to understand Islam, and Islamic radicalism, in the context of the "War on Terrorism." Praised by London's "Daily Mail" as "intensely personal and accessible," this is the gripping story of a search for answers to some of the most urgent questions of our time: What drives Islamic fundamentalism, and how should the West respond? Are we so fundamentally different that we can't coexist? Although much of his book concerns war and violence, Burke reaches the optimistic conclusion that extremist violence alienates its populations and so is doomed fail and wither away.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2007, c2006
ISBN: 9780312366223
Branch Call Number: 909.09767 BUR
Characteristics: 297 p. : maps ; 25 cm


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