Before Taliban

 collapse sectionSignificant Persons and Parties
 Afghan Rulers (1880–1992)
 Islamic Political Leaders
 Major Afghan Islamic Political Parties and Alliances
  Author’s Note
  Preface

 expand section1. Introduction

 collapse sectionPart I  The Saur Revolution
 expand section2. Lives of the Party
 expand section3. The Armature of Khalqi Power
 expand sectionCoda   The Death of a President

 collapse sectionPart II   The Pech Uprising
 expand section4. A Son of Safi
 expand section5. Anatomy of a Tribal Uprising
 expand sectionCoda   The Death of a Safi Daughter

 collapse sectionPart III  The Islamic Jihad
 expand section6. Muslim Youth
 expand section7. Fault Lines in the Afghan Jihad
 expand sectionCoda   The Death of Majrooh
 expand section8. Epilogue

  Glossary
  Bibliography

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