In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey

In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey Jere Van Dyk
  • Title: In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey
  • Author: Jere Van Dyk
  • ISBN: 9780595215539
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey Jere Van Dyk In Afghanistan An American Odyssey In Afghanistan is the story of a young man searching for adventure and self discovery in war torn Afghanistan during the time of the Soviet invasion It is also a portrait of an exotic land and people
    In Afghanistan is the story of a young man, searching for adventure and self discovery in war torn Afghanistan during the time of the Soviet invasion It is also a portrait of an exotic land and people desperately struggling for survival during that war, as they are today In 1981, with a letter and some financial backing from The New York Times, Van Dyk, bearded and dressIn Afghanistan is the story of a young man, searching for adventure and self discovery in war torn Afghanistan during the time of the Soviet invasion It is also a portrait of an exotic land and people desperately struggling for survival during that war, as they are today In 1981, with a letter and some financial backing from The New York Times, Van Dyk, bearded and dressed as an Afghan, sneaked into Afghanistan , then off limits to foreigners, and lived in the ruggedly beautiful mountains and desert of this country with the Mujahideen, the men then fighting the Soviet Union My spine tingled like a boy s I felt the sensation of adventure The Turbans of ten laughing young men, armed to the teeth, flapped in the wind I would not have traded this moment for all the money in the world It was suicidal, magnificent, and I knew we d be all right But it was close He lived through Soviet ground and helicopter attacks, saw death and suffering, but also laughter He had much to learn about Islam, tribal traditions and the holy war the guerrillas were waging He was accused of being a Soviet spy, but ultimately won the trust of his Afghan guides He saw a strong, courageous, often frightened people fighting to protect the only thing they knew their homes, their families, their way of life The author, a former runner, a fledgling politician and writer, who grew up in a fundamentalist Christian family in a small town in the Northwest, also went looking for something deep among these men who shouted God is Great and went into battle against the Red Army His story is about the people he met and his journey.
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    1. Jere was so brave to enter into Afghanistan before we were at war with the Middle east.

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