Serving as the president of Afghanistan from 2001-2011, Hamid Karzai remains a controversial figure in Afghani politics and around the world. Some view Karzai as a puppet of U.S. interests, as he was appointed to the Interim Administration and charged with governing Afghanistan shortly after the U.S. invasion of the country in 2001. Karzai's grip on power remained in place for the next decade. This compelling biography tracks the polarizing career of Hamid Karzai. Chapters discuss his childhood, driving out Soviet forces and the Taliban, and his uncertain future.