Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

Event: May 1, 2013

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mechanic’s Institute, 4th Floor

57 Post Street

San Francisco, CA

Please join us in welcoming to San Francisco the great travel writer, historian, and journalist William Dalrymple, who will speak on his newest book Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan. Critics are calling Return of a King “the definitive analysis of the First Anglo-Afghan War, told through the lives of unforgettable characters on all sides and using, for the first time, contemporary Afghan accounts of the conflict.”

William Dalrymple is the author of seven acclaimed works of history and travel, including City of Djinns, From the Holy Mountain, and White Mughals. Dalrymple is also a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, TLS, and The Guardian.

Co-sponsored with Mechanics’ Institute and Asia Society of Northern California.

Reservations required. No charge for friends of The Asia Foundation. For tickets click here or call (415) 393-0100.

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