In the Hot Zone
One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars
Kevin Sites is a man on a mission. Venturing alone into the dark heart of war, armed with just a video camera, a digital camera, a laptop, and a satellite modem, the award-winning journalist covered virtually every major global hot spot as the first Internet correspondent for Yahoo! News. Beginning his journey with the anarchic chaos of Somalia in September 2005 and ending with the Israeli-Hezbollah war in the summer of 2006, Sites talks with rebels and government troops, child soldiers and child brides, and features the people on every side, including those caught in the cross fire. His honest reporting helps destroy the myths of war by putting a human face on war's inhumanity. Personally, Sites will come to discover that the greatest danger he faces may not be from bombs and bullets, but from the unsettling power of the truth.
Praise For In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars…
— New York Post
“An essential read, especially for those who believe themselves to be world-wise or politically savvy.”
— Library Journal (starred review)
“These images and dispatches form the numberless rooms of hell have an undeniable cumulative power.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Harper Perennial, 9780061228759, 368pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2007
About the Author
Kevin Sites has spent more than a decade covering wars and conflicts for ABC, NBC, CNN, Yahoo! News, and Vice magazine. He is the author of In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars and The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War. He is also an associate professor of journalism at the University of Hong Kong.