"In this provocative and engaging book, Peter Eichstaedt has given us an insightful and fascinating on-the-ground account of how the US-Mexico divide has turned into an increasingly militarized frontier of fear.” —Peter Andreas, author of Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America and Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide
"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.
After 15 years of conflict in Afghanistan and the expenditure of billions of dollars, America is now farther away from defeating the Taliban than at any time in what has become American's longest war.
The war in Afghanistan, by any measure, has been a failure.
Above the Din of War burrows beneath the rhetoric of war, politics, and diplomacy by going to the Afghan people to hear their stories and their heartfelt cries for what must be done to bring peace and a sustainable future for Afghanistan.