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Prior to gaining international renown for his definitive biography of Che Guevara and his firsthand reports on the war in Iraq in the acclaimed THE FALL OF BAGHDAD, Jon Lee Anderson wrote GUERRILLAS, a daring on-the-ground account of five diverse insurgent movements around the world: the mujahedin of Afghanistan, the FMLN of El Salvador, the Karen of Burma, the Polisario of Western Sahara, and a group of young Palestines fighting against Israel in the Gaza Strip. Making the most of unprecedented, direct access to his subjects, Anderson combines powerful storytelling with a balanced, penetrating analysis of each situation. A work of phenomenal range, analytical acuity, and human empathy, GUERRILLAS amply demonstrates why Jon Lee Anderson is one of our most important chroniclers of societies in crisis.
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Genre: Society & Social Sciences / Sociology & Anthropology

On Sale: 4th July 2013

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780349118857


A sharply observed history of freedom fighters, guerillas and insurgents... The writing is slick and stylish, with a humanistic touch provided by the many interviews with the affected.
He presents their stories in vivid, penetrating prose.
As timely now as it was when it was first published