Hearts for Sale! A Buyer's Guide to Winning in Afghanistan by Farzana Marie

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A perceptive but narrow analysis of the human side of the Afghan conflict.
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"Farzana Marie's book is a fascinating primer... a readable, thoughtful presentation that deserves a wide readership." -- BlueInk Book Reviews "She urges Americans to leave their armored SUVs and fortified compounds to mingle with Afghans face-to-face, and to win 'hearts and minds' by forging close relationships and taking civilian concerns seriously... A lucid, cogent analysis of social psychology and group dynamics." -- Kirkus Reviews In a powerful blend of story and strategic insight, Farzana Marie provides a unique and timely perspective on the conflict in Afghanistan. Realistic and optimistic, she draws on over ten years of personal connection with Afghanistan, including two years deployed as a U.S. Air Force officer, to urge clear thinking and action in the national interests of both the United States and Afghanistan. Arguing that it is not too late for humble, victorious partnership with Afghanistan, "Hearts for Sale!" advocates a vision-oriented, rather than numbers-oriented U.S. policy approach that honors the profound sacrifices made and heeds the desires of informed citizens. In these pages, Farzana tells true stories of her engagement team's 350 plus missions around Afghanistan, including a near-miss motorcycle accident, a gutsy trip to the Panjshir Valley to visit Massoud's grave, an unusual ceremony at the Governor's mansion in Herat, the infamous "bread incident," and "Lunch with the Taliban." Placing these stories in the context of poorly understood realities about the conflict in Afghanistan, Farzana clarifies why Americans should care about what happens there, makes the resounding case for the possibility of positive outcomes, and gives clear recommendations for how to achieve them. 100% of the proceeds of this book will be donated to charities that support peace, stability, and freedom in conflict regions.
 

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Published March 29, 2013 by Civil Vision International. 155 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War.
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Reviewed by Various on Jun 05 2013

A perceptive but narrow analysis of the human side of the Afghan conflict.

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Reviewed by Various on Jun 19 2013

Marie maintains that everything America needs for victory is already present … as a readable, thoughtful presentation of that argument, Marie’s book deserves a wide readership.

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