The Dust of Kandahar

A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan
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Binding:Paperback
Published:November 15, 2016
By Jonathan S. Addleton (Author)
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 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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Product Details
  • Subject: War in Afghanistan
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • Illustrations: 23 b/w photos, 2 maps
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (November 15, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1682470792
  • ISBN-13: 9781682470794
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 17.88 oz
Praise
  • “Jonathan Addleton writes with precision and gentle, understated emotion about Afghanistan's endless torment. His memoir is an important, eloquent extension of the brave service he performed for the State Department and his country.”—Thomas Mallon, critic, essayist and novelist, and author of Finale, Henry and Clara,,and A Book of One's Own
  • “A profound work of intense humanity . . . very compelling.” —Carter Malkasian, Former Senior Advisor to ISAF, and author of War Comes to Garmser
  • “Some of the most important work in Afghanistan was done quietly behind the scenes by civilians striving to create a functioning nation that could withstand Taliban assaults. Jonathan Addleton was one of those civilians on the front lines. His journals provide an intimate, important, and illuminating window into the challenges of nation building, the cost of war, and the experience of civilians in the midst of military conflict.” —Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations, and author of Invisible Armies
  • “Throughout his distinguished career, Ambassador Jonathan Addleton has been an exemplar of what American public service is all about – and of the promise of American leadership. Addleton’s stirring account is as close as any reader can get to diplomacy’s frontlines in the 21st century.” — Bill Burns, former Deputy Secretary of State and current President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • “Throughout his distinguished career, Ambassador Jonathan Addleton has been an exemplar of what American public service is all about – and of the promise of American leadership. Addleton’s stirring account is as close as any reader can get to diplomacy’s frontlines in the 21st century.” — Bill Burns, former Deputy Secretary of State and current President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • “Ambassador Addleton movingly describes the everyday human drama of the American soldiers, local tribal dignitaries, government officials and religious leaders with whom he interacted and worked in southern Afghanistan…”- The Watch on the Rhine
  • “Ambassador Addleton wrote The Dust of Kandahar in the form of a journal, to better allow readers to immerse themselves in the day-to-day experience of a though assignment.”- Foreign Service Journal
  • “…the book is an opportunity for the average person to gain insight into the daily life of a Foreign Service officer.” – DACOR Dais

Jonathan S. Addleton was born and raised in Pakistan. A five-time USAID mission director, he has also served as U.S. ambassador to Mongolia; USAID representative to the European Union; and U.S. Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) to southern Afghanistan.

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