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A detailed analysis of what went wrong in Afghanistan from senior figures including Tony Blair and John Reid War Against the Taliban raises serious questions about the future of the armed forces and British power Sandy Gall is a high-profile figure. His previous books on Afghanistan were bestsellers and blanket review coverage about this important topic is guaranteed
Sandy Gall CBE, is a British journalist, author, and former ITN news presenter. His career as a journalist spans over fifty years. Sandy Gall has written several books about Afghanistan and made three documentaries about the country during the Soviet War (two of which were nominated for BAFTA awards). He also set up the Sandy Gall Afghanistan Appeal charity, which provides support to people who have lost limbs in combat. Gall was awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal in 1987, and the CBE in 1987. In 2003 he became the World Affairs Expert on LBC Radio. He lives in Kent with his wife, Eleanor Gall.
What makes this book stand out from all the other current writing about the war in Afghanistan is the depth of Sandy Gall's knowledge of the country and his intense sympathy for its people ... Anyone who wants to understand what is happening in Afghanistan cannot afford to ignore this book * Times Literary Supplement * Highly readable ... a well-informed account of the litany of disastrous miscalculations that have befallen the West's involvement since the September 11 attacks * Daily Telegraph * Gall knows the Afghans as well as anyone alive * Scotland on Sunday * What emerges most sharply ... is Sandy Gall's love for these people, his pain on behalf of their devastated country * Doris Lessing on Afghanistan: Agony of a Nation * A passionate tribute to the spirit of the Mujahideen * Sunday Express * Sharply focused and crisply written * Financial Times * Reminded me of Hemingway * Punch *