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Land of the High Flags: Afghanistan When the Going Was Good [Paperback]

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Offers an account of the land and its people, and describes the experiences of the author the first woman to teach boys from the villages, on her return years later as a journalist, telling what became of her friends and what wars have done to the land.

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Studio: Odyssey
Pages   344
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   1.38 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 25, 2007
Publisher   Odyssey
ISBN  9622177867  
ISBN13  9789622177864  

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More About Rosanne Klass

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rosanne Klass spent several years teaching in Afghanistan during the 1950s, which became the basis for this book. She returned as a journalist for the "New York Times" and established the Afghanistan Information Center at Freedom House during the Soviet-Afghan war. She also co-authored and edited "Afghanistan: The Great Game Revisited", which is the standard reference on that war. She lives in New York City.

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A look inside 1950's Afghanistan.  Apr 15, 2010
I have been fascinated by Central Asia for most of my life. I came across this wonderful memoir about 15 years ago and it left me wishing I could build a time machine and visit Afghanistan before the coup d'etat and subsequent Soviet invasion.

Rosanne Klass takes us inside the strange and titillating experience of being a western woman in a simultaneously hospitable and unknowable (to an outsider, especially a woman) culture.

Well-written and captivating.
Brings Back Memories  Jul 14, 2009
I lived in Afghanistan twice, for a year in 1963 and then in Kabul for 5 years from 1968 until 1973 and knew Dr. Kayeum and Joan, his wife. This book brought back so many memories. I can hardly believe what has happened there since then.

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