The Dust of Kandahar

A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan

  • Subject: Biography & Memoirs | Iraq & Afghanistan
  • Format:
    Softcover
  • Pages:
    272
    pages
  • Published:
    November 15, 2016
  • ISBN-10:
    1682470792
  • ISBN-13:
    9781682470794
  • Product Dimensions:
    9 × 6 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    5 oz
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Overview

The Dust of Kandahar provides a personal account of one diplomat’s year of service in America’s longest war. Ambassador Addleton movingly describes the everyday human drama of the American soldiers, local tribal dignitaries, government officials, and religious leaders he interacted and worked with in southern Afghanistan.

Addleton’s writing is at its most vivid in his firsthand account of the April 2013 suicide bombing outside a Zabul school that killed his translator, a fellow Foreign Service officer, and three American soldiers. The memory of this tragedy lingers over Addleton’s journal entries, his prose offering poignant glimpses into the interior life of a U.S. diplomat stationed in harm’s way.

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