To begin to understand the heart and soul of the Afghan people and the soil that nourishes astonishing acts of bravery as well as terrorism, we recommend the Thomas Cook Award winner An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Jason Elliot. This is a traveler’s tale of extraordinary and terrifying beauty. Read reviews here and here. To come to grips with the lunatic and saint within us all, read these Travelers’ Tales titles: The Road Within,Danger!, Testosterone Planet, The Ultimate Journey, and Pilgrimage.About Opinions and Comments from the Editors:
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