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Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo: Dispatches from Taliban Country

 
 
 
 
Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo: Dispatches from Taliban Country
Author: Benjamin Tupper
ISBN 13: 9780451233257
ISBN 10: 451233255
Edition: N/A
Publisher: NAL
Publication Date: 2011-06-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $15.00
 
 

"Raw, direct, and powerful...This work is vitally important."
-Ken Stern, former CEO of National Public Radio

Captain Benjamin Tupper spent a year in Afghanistan in an Embedded Training Team, tasked with training, leading in combat, and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the brutal Taliban. Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Tupper's dispatches were posted on the blog The Sandbox and broadcast on NPR, bringing vivid snapshots of America's longest ongoing war to a wide audience back home.

Here, he takes us inside the intricacies of the war, opening up a unique and multifaceted view of both Afghan culture and the daily life of an American soldier. From the rush of gunfire to surreal, euphoric moments of cross-cultural understanding, this emotional and thought- provoking narrative is rich with humor, eloquence and contradiction. Deeply personal and darkly funny, Tupper illuminates the challenges of the war, vividly bringing to life both the mundane and the extraordinary and seeking a way forward.