- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Format: Hardback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 164mm x 238mm x 30mm | 581g
- Publication date: 19 April 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1851688528
- ISBN 13: 9781851688524
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: maps
- Sales rank: 25,386
Critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ben Anderson (Panorama and Dispatches) provides a gripping account of the frontline in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and details how it has descended into a quagmire, with ever-increasing levels of violence and confusion. Including interviews with military top brass, from commanding officers to General Petreaus himself, this book reveals the disturbing chasm between official rhetoric and the situation on the ground.
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Ben Anderson has been making documentaries and writing for over 14 years, producing over forty films for the BBC, Channel 4, and the Discovery Channel. He has presented five of his own series for BBC2 and fronted four programmes for Panorama. He has been a finalist for a BAFTA award and he has written for The Times, Guardian, Esquire, London Review of Books, Mirror, and the Daily Mail.
"The most intense fighting footage and the best anatomy of a battle I've ever seen."-- Spike Jonze (Academy Award-winning director) on Ben Anderson's film "Taking on the Taliban"