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Rodric Braithwaite was British ambassador in Moscow from 1988 to 1992, and is now chairman of the International Advisory Council of the Moscow School of Political Studies. He is the author of Moscow 1941 and Across the Moscow River.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Road to Kabul 1. Paradise Lost 2. The Tragedy Begins 3. The Decision to Intervene 4. The Storming of the Palace 5. Aftermath
Part 2: The Disasters of War 6. The 40th Army Goes to war 7. The Nationbuilders 8. Soldiering 9. Fighting 10. Devastation and Delusion
Part 3: The Long Goodbye 11. Going Home 12. The Road to the Bridge 13. The War Continues 14. A Land fit for Heroes
Annex 1: Timeline 1747-2001. Annex 2: Leading Personalities Annex 3: Order of Battle of the 40th Army Annex 4: The Alliance of Seven and its leaders Annex 5: Indochina, Vietnam, Algeria, Afghanistan: A Comparison