The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ben Macintyre

The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: October 2008
ISBN: 9781466803794
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$9.99
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
The Riveting Account of the American Who Inspired Kipling's Classic Tale and the John Huston Movie

In the year 1838, a young adventurer, surrounded by his native troops and mounted on an elephant, raised the American flag on the summit of the Hindu Kush in the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. He declared himself Prince of Ghor, Lord of the Hazarahs, spiritual and military heir to Alexander the Great.

The true story of Josiah Harlan, a Pennsylvania Quaker and the first American ever to enter Afghanistan, has never been told before, yet the life and writings of this extraordinary man echo down the centuries, as America finds itself embroiled once more in the land he first explored and described 180 years ago.

Soldier, spy, doctor, naturalist, traveler, and writer, Josiah Harlan wanted to be a king, with all the imperialist hubris of his times. In an extraordinary twenty-year journey around Central Asia, he was variously employed as surgeon to the Maharaja of Punjab, revolutionary agent for the exiled Afghan king, and then commander in chief of the Afghan armies. In 1838, he set off in the footsteps of Alexander the Great across the Hindu Kush and forged his own kingdom, only to be ejected from Afghanistan a few months later by the invading British.

Using a trove of newly discovered documents and Harlan's own unpublished journals, Ben Macintyre tells the astonishing true story of the man who would be the first and last American king.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Man Who Would Be King ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1516 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Ben Macintyre
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ben Macintyre
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben Macintyre
Bloomsbury Publishing, March 2014
ISBN: 9781408851722
Format: ePub
Our price: $0.99
Forgotten Fatherland: The search for Elisabeth Nietzsche ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ben Macintyre
Forgotten Fatherland: The search for Elisabeth Nietzsche
Ben Macintyre
Bloomsbury Paperbacks, March 2013
ISBN: 9781408838150
Format: ePub
Our price: $0.99
Ben Macintyre's Espionage Files: Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat & Double Cross ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ben Macintyre
Ben Macintyre's Espionage Files: Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat & Double Cross
Ben Macintyre
Bloomsbury Paperbacks, November 2012
ISBN: 9781408838389
Format: ePub
List Price: $23.99 Our price: $21.99
Ben Macintyre's World War II Espionage Files: Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ben Macintyre
Ben Macintyre's World War II Espionage Files
Ben Macintyre
Crown Publishing Group, September 2012
ISBN: 9780385348676
Format: ePub
Our price: $23.99