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The Hardest Place

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The Hardest Place by Wesley Morgan
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Oct 06, 2020 | ISBN 9780812995060

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“Vivid, balanced, and comprehensive, The Hardest Place illuminates the endless American war in Afghanistan as few other battle narratives have. Wesley Morgan has written a saga of courage and futility, of valor and error and heartbreak.”—Rick Atkinson, author of the Liberation Trilogy and The British Are Coming 

“America’s war in Afghanistan is dangerous, complicated, and now in its second decade. Few books have told the real story of this lengthy conflict, but Wesley Morgan has pulled off this feat by focusing his deep reporting and clear writing on eastern Afghanistan, where many of the key battles played out. The Hardest Place is one of the best books telling the story of America’s longest war.”—Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

“Readers who want to understand the war in Afghanistan and the experiences of those who fight in their name should read Wesley Morgan’s impeccably researched and well-told story. . . . The Hardest Place explains not only why America’s war in Afghanistan was bound to be difficult, but also why it has been much harder than it had to be.”—Lt. Gen. (Ret.) H. R. McMaster, former national security adviser and author of Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World 

“A superb piece of writing . . . In years to come, people will look at the war in Afghanistan and wonder how it was that U.S. troops were sent to remote, forsaken places, rotation after rotation, achieving so little at such great cost in terms of blood and treasure. They will need look no further than Morgan’s detailed and deeply researched account of American troops in the Pech. The book is a testament to the dedication of American soldiers to a hopeless cause.”—Emma Sky, director of Yale World Fellows and author of The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq 

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