By Jonathan S. Addleton of Macon
253 pages, $32.95 (Naval Institute Press, Annapolis)
What it’s about: “The Dust of Kandahar” movingly bears witness to the reality of America’s longest war. Described by one critic as “a profound work of intense humanity,” it includes a harrowing firsthand account of the deadly April 2013 IED attack that killed five, casting a dark shadow over everything that follows.
Author’s favorite lines: The first line: “At the age of 55 I went to war.” The last line: “I too will always remember, I too can never forget.”
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Where to find it: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5080 Riverside Drive, Macon; amazon.com
By the same author: “Some Far and Distant Place” (University of Georgia Press); “Undermining the Center” (Oxford University Press); “Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History” (Hong Kong University Press)