Friday, January 11, 2008

Book of the Week

I decided that I needed a better knowledge base about certain world conflicts. I know that I used to keep up with it when I was in school - mostly because I had to in order to write something, or pass something. Now however I am doing this for me, and really that is a quite the reason. So without further ado.. this weeks Book of the Week is "In the Hot Zone" by Kevin Sites.

I've read about 4 chapters thus far, and I can say that Kevin has a nice easy style of writing. Although the theme of the book is rather morose and although you do end up feeling dissapointed in humanity and their actions, it is a good read.

From the Publishers:

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.

Happy Reading!


megs said...

So weird - I bought this book back in Oct/Nov in Van! Really good, isn't it?!

Linda said...

Well, what can I say? Great minds think alike!