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Critical Praise

"A book to treasure. It is a riveting tale of our time, at once haunting and inspiring, provocative and insightful. It will stay with me for a long time."

—Tom Brokaw

"Lyrical, moving, gripping… A dark, compelling story about moral ambition and its pitfalls-a necessary book for this moment in America’s imperial history."

—Andrew Solomon, author of the National Book Award-winning The Noonday Demon

"Resonant... vivid and compassionate... A timely, disquieting reflection on mortality, war and the startling dichotomy between the affluent West and the impoverished Third World."

Kirkus Reviews

"One of the finest novels I’ve read in years... A timely, powerful exploration into the uses and limits of benevolence . . . the limits of what’s good and decent in the American character."

—Ben Fountain, author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara