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Book Title: Swimming With Warlords: A Dozen-Year Journey Across the Afghan War|
The author of the book: Kevin Sites
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Edition: Harper Perennial
Date of issue: October 14th 2014
ISBN 13: 9780062339416
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The veteran journalist and author of In the Hot Zone and The Things They Cannot Say explores the impact of more than a decade of war on Afghanistan, from the American invasion after 9/11 to today, and offers insights into its future and the possible consequences for the U.S.
Kevin Sites made his first trip to Afghanistan in October 2001, staying 100 days to cover the U.S. invasion for NBC News. On his fifth trip to the country in June 2013, Sites retraced that first odyssey, contemplating the significant events of his original trip to explore what, if anything, has changed. He interviewed warlords, ex-Taliban fighters, politicians, women cops and dentists, farmers, drug addicts, international aid workers, diplomats, and military personnel.
In Swimming with Warlords, Sites examines Afghanistan today through the prism of those two parallel journeys, exploring that nation’s past and considering its future in light of the expected drawdown of U.S. troops in 2014. As he tells the stories of the people he met—how they have been affected by this conflict that has cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives—Sites provides a fresh perspective on Afghanistan and America’s role there.
Swimming with Warlords contains 30 black-and-white photos throughout.
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Read information about the authorKevin Sites has spent the past decade reporting on global war and disaster for ABC, NBC, CNN, and Yahoo! News. In 2005, he became Yahoo!’s first correspondent and covered every major conflict in the world in a single year for his website, “Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone.”
The project helped inspire the use of “backpack journalism” as tool for immersive reporting. He is the author of two books for Harper Perennial, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars (2007) and The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done, Or Failed To Do in War (2013).
He is also a recipient of several major awards, including The Edward R. Murrow Award and The Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. In 2010 he was chosen as a Harvard University Nieman Journalism Fellow and in 2012 was selected for an Ochberg Fellowship at Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
He earned a Masters Degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School. He is currently an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.