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Book Title: Green on Blue: A Betrayal of American Troops in Afghanistan|
The author of the book: Nick McDonell
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Edition: Time Books
Date of issue: June 20th 2013
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Assigned by TIME to investigate incidents in which Afghans betray their coalition partners, novelist Nick McDonell zeroed in on a single bloody night last August. An Afghan National Policeman murdered three of the United States’ most elite Special Forces operators in cold blood. In the aftermath authorities detained the wrong man — whom the media implicated but never cleared — and the attacker escaped. He had been living next door to the Marines he killed for over a month. “Insider attacks” like this one — “green on blues” — have, in their opacity and violence, come to define the war. In 2012, green-on-blue incidents claimed the lives of 64 personnel serving in the international coalition of forces occupying Afghanistan. As General John Allen, former supreme commander of the coalition, put it, they are “the signature attack.”
McDonell unravels one. Tracking the players through Kabul and Helmand he reconstructs their lives, and the process which led to the fatal betrayal. In the tradition of Sebastian Junger’s War and Jim Frederick’s Black Hearts, Green on Blue is a piece of reportage that opens up the conflict through a few men who could never escape it.
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Read information about the authorRobert Nicholas "Nick" McDonell is an American writer.
He attended the Buckley School (New York City), the Riverdale Country School, and was graduated from Harvard College in January 2007.
He wrote the novel Twelve in 2002, at age 17. The subject of the novel is disaffection, despair, drug use and violence among a group of wealthy Manhattan teenagers during Christmas break. The publication of McDonell's novel at such a young age was the subject of many articles in high-profile publications such The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly.
Twelve has been translated into over twenty languages, was on all major American best-seller lists, UK bestseller lists and was number one on German bestseller lists.
Suggestions of Nepotism: Both McDonell’s parents are writers and editors. His mother Joan McDonell is a novelist and screenwriter. His father, Terry McDonell is editor of Sports Illustrated and was once managing editor of Rolling Stone where Hunter Thompson was a contributing editor and a friend. Thompson gave a quote to McDonell when Twelve was published, as did Richard Price and Joan Didion, both personal friends of the family. Morgan Entrekin president and publisher of Grove/Atlantic which published the book is close to the family as well.