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The Resource The dust of Uruzgan, Fred Smith

The dust of Uruzgan, Fred Smith

Label
The dust of Uruzgan
Title
The dust of Uruzgan
Statement of responsibility
Fred Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A personal story of Australia's war in Afghanistan as told by Fred Smith, star of 'Australian Story', Australian diplomat in Afghanistan and Australian Defence Forces favourite singer and composer of 'Dust of Uruzgan'. Fred Smith has been described as 'Australia's secret weapon' in international diplomacy. Now, with Australian forces out of Afghanistan, this book is the first comprehensive insider account of Australia's deep involvement there. Part memoir, part history, part anecdote, it is set against a subsistence agricultural province with a 5% literacy rate, in which tribal leaders colluded and conspired against one another in a society where trust had been smashed by 35 years of brutal warfare. The cast of characters includes charismatic tribal leaders, corrupt Provincial Governors, domineering warlords, bustling US colonels, and courteous interpreters, all of whom Fred worked with daily during his unique mission. Dust of Uruzgan recounts the struggles, setbacks and successes of a contingent of Australian soldiers, diplomats and aid workers trying to make a difference in the midst of a hellhole, where truth and clarity were often buried and where 40 young Australian soldiers perished in the dust of Uruzgan
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Fred
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Fred
  • Diplomats
  • Musicians
  • Afghan War, 2001-2021
  • Afghan War, 2001-2021
  • Military assistance, Australian
  • Australia
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
The dust of Uruzgan, Fred Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Regular print edition published: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2016
  • "The first comprehensive on-the-ground account of Australia's mission in Afghanistan : making sense of that country and that war, one song at a time "--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
48250417
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
vi, 596 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525229220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The dust of Uruzgan, Fred Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Regular print edition published: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2016
  • "The first comprehensive on-the-ground account of Australia's mission in Afghanistan : making sense of that country and that war, one song at a time "--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
48250417
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
vi, 596 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525229220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Specific material designation
large print

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