The Punishment of Virtue
Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban
By Sarah Chayes
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143112068, 386pp.)
Publication Date: July 2007
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Afghanistan is not an easy country to fully grasp. Author Nadeem Aslam recommends three books that help make the United States' involvement there — both before and after Sept. 11 — a little easier to understand. More at NPR.org
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Engrossing . . . In elegant prose, [Chayes] brings to life the regionÆs rich history, complex politics and proud ethnic Pashtun tribesmen. (The New York Times Book Review)