Return of a King

    Return of a King

    The Battle for Afghanistan

    William Dalrymple

    Bloomsbury 2013

    Hardback 610pp Illustrated

    9781408818305   Product Code: 20014

    Britain's first military engagement in Afghanistan was in 1839 in order to restore the pro-British Shah Shuja ul-Muluk to the throne. It ultimately led to one of the most humiliating defeats in British history: the Kabul Retreat of 1842. This analysis of the First Afghan War draws on a range of recently discovered sources including material in Russian, Urdu and Persian from archives in South Asia, and contemporary Afghan accounts of the conflict, including the autobiography of Shah Shuja. Slightly off-mint.

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