By Kevin Sites
During this electrifying first-person account, journalist and writer Kevin websites is going deep into the geopolitical morass of Afghanistan to emerge with serious insights into either a humans and a battle that few really comprehend.
As a journalist for NBC information, Kevin websites made his first journey to Afghanistan in October 2001, crossing the Amu Darya River at evening, touring with Northern Alliance warring parties as they toppled the Taliban regime with assistance from American forces. In that first a hundred days, he misplaced seven colleagues and approximately his personal lifestyles. on the grounds that then, websites has back 5 extra instances. On his final journey in summer time 2013,on the eve of America's deliberate withdrawal, he retraced the stairs of his first unique odyssey to envision what, if something, has changed.
Using his trademark immersive variety, websites exposed excellent tales with unforeseen truths. He swam within the Kunduz River with an notorious warlord named Nabi Gechi, who verified either his fearsome killing talents in addition to a genius for peaceable invention. websites talked with ex-Taliban opponents, politicians, lady law enforcement officials, farmers, drug addicts, and diplomats, and patrolled with American and Afghan squaddies. In Swimming with Warlords he is helping us to appreciate this nation of primitive good looks, darkish mysteries, and savage violence, in addition to the clash that has expense billions of greenbacks and millions of lives--and what we'd anticipate the following day and within the years to come.
Swimming with Warlords includes 30 black-and-white photographs all through.