New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012
xi, 673 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780316185394 (hbk.), 0316185396 (hbk.), Language:
Maps on lining papers
Jake Tapper exposes the origins of one of the Afghan War's deadliest battles for U.S. forces and details the stories of soldiers heroic and doomed, shadowed by the recklessness of their commanders in Washington, D.C. and a war built on constantly shifting sands
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The Outpost by Jake Tapper stands next to The Forever War by Dexter Filkins as a must-read for citizens wanting to know about the terrain, culture, peoples, and complexities of the war in Afghanistan. In turns haunting, inspiring (Rob Yllescas), frustrating, bewildering, and depressing, Tapper presents a stiff dose of reality with outstanding attention to detail and professional writing skill. I am indebted to Jake Tapper for researching and writing this important slice of American history in a manner that reveals both the power and honor among brothers in arms and the the complexities of cultures on a distant continent.
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