Peter H. Eichstaedt


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"A critical read for anyone looking to understand what's at stake as American forces leave Afghanistan." --Tom Peter, of the Christian Science Monitor +++ "Authentic voices of Afghanistan ... capable reporting as compelling reading, vitally important...." -- David Isby, Afghanistan, Graveyard of Empires.
"A powerful and long-over due expose of greed and violence in the battle over Africa's mineral wealth."
--Greg Campbell, author of Blood Diamonds
"Exhilarating, exhaustive, and written with a passion for a troubled land."
--Rob Crilly, author of Saving Darfur
"You must read this powerful book."
--Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The story of how America's frantic entry into the nuclear age injured and continues to impact Native Americans and their communities.

Stories from the world's most troubled corners

Beach near Todos Santos, Baja California

Peter Eichstaedt is a veteran journalist and author dedicated to revealing the stories behind human rights tragedies around the world.

He is the former country director in Afghanistan and former Africa Editor for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. He has lived and worked in the Balkans, eastern Europe, Afghanistan, and eastern Africa, as well as The Hague, Netherlands, where he covered African war crimes trials.

He is the author of:

Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future -- And Why America Should Listen, (April 2013), hailed as "a critical read ... capable reporting ... vitally important."

Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place, (July 2011), a comprehensive look at how the minerals that power our cell phones and computers have fueled on-going war and the death of more than 5 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Pirate State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea (2010), a thorough examination of the Somali pirates.

First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (2009), an indepth look at the origins, the atrocities, and the continued terror committed by Joseph Kony, Africa's most wanted militia leader.

If You Poison Us: Uranium and Native Americans (1994), an investigation into the human and envirionmental devastation caused by uranium mining on the Navajo Reservation.
Police escort, Marja, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, April 2011

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