Opium Season

A Year on the Afghan Frontier

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Joel Hafvenstein
Price: $24.95 Pub Date: 11/01/2007 Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-59921-131-2 Imprint: Lyons Press Trim: 6 x 9 Pages: 352

A young American working on the brutal fault line where the war on terror meets the war on drugs. Joel Hafvenstein signed up for a year in Afghanistan in the heart of the country's opium trade, running an American-funded aid program to help thousands of opium poppy farmers make a legal living, and to win hearts and minds away from the former Taliban government. The author was soon caught up in the deadly intrigues of Helmand's drug trafficking warlords. Click here to read the review in The New York Times or for more information on this title go to opiumseason.com.