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On the Trail of a Lion

A.R. Rowan
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8.9" x 6" x 0.6"
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What do we really know about Ahmed Shah Massoud, the extraordinary Afghan leader who was known as "the lion of Panjshir"? Who killed Massoud on September 9, 2001, two days prior to the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center? Was it really the work of Taliban/Al-Qaeda operatives?
Was it the result of some 'hostile' forces who wanted to get rid of this very popular nationalistic leader? What is the fate of Afghanistan in the post-Massoud era? How does the United States view its own role in the geo-politics of the region and what is the future of Afghanistan?

A.R. Rowan is one the few westerners who actually met, traveled with and lived with Ahmed Shah Massoud. For many years, he had attempted to enter Afghanistan and meet Massoud. Then, after many futile efforts, it happened. They met, and Rowan was invited to travel and live with Massoud in the Panjshir Valley. This book is the result of and reflections upon that experience.

On The Trail of a Lion is a unique, first-hand and often chilling account of the turmoil in Afghanistan over the past 20 years, an expose of the heroes and the villains of that history and a most human story of one man, Ahmed Shah Massoud, and his vision for his country. The book concludes with an analysis of Afghanistan in the turbulent post-Massoud era.

A.R. Rowan has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East for over three decades. Since 1993, he has been Operations Director of a Canadian non-profit health organizations and has co-ordinated numerous outreach health care training programs in medically inaccessible communities throughout those regions.

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