Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

I Is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy…

I Is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy Terror: 18 Years Inside…

by Kathy Gannon

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
441262,368 (3.08)2



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

This is the true story of recent Afgahan politics and should be required reading for anyone remotely interested in Afghanistan today. The finger of culpability points heavily at the US and Pakistan who seemingly have zero interest in the people of Afghanistan but use the country instead for their own political ends. ( )
  adamvasco | Jan 11, 2007 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

"Afghanistan is one of the world's poorest countries, cradled by mountains to the south and east, desert to the west, and the fractious tribal lands to the north. For much of its history it has been a land visited only by people on their way to somewhere else. Not, though, by Kathy Gannon. She arrived in 1986 with dreams of being a foreign correspondent, expecting that she might move on soon afterwards. She stayed eighteen years, becoming in that time the most knowledgeable Western journalist to observe the cataclysms that rocked the region - and after 2001 went on to convulse the world."."From the collapse of the Soviet occupation to the years of anarchic tribalism, to the creation and rise of the Taliban, to the hijacking of power by al Qaeda, Cannon stayed with the story of Afghanistan and its people. She watched the country go from being the battleground for a proxy superpower conflict to a forgotten backwater where vicious local politics ran unchecked and the essential structure of the country decayed."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
5 wanted1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.08)
1 1
2.5 1
3 2
4 1
5 1


An edition of this book was published by PublicAffairs.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,014,334 books! | Top bar: Always visible