Books by Peter Eichstaedt

THE DANGEROUS DIVIDE by Peter Eichstaedt
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Released: May 1, 2014

"Earnestly reported material skewed (however compassionately) to place the plight of autonomous emigrants above American territorial laws."
An impassioned, heavy-handed testimony on the state of the U.S.-Mexican border wars. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2013

"Heartbreaking and spellbinding dispatches from a country descending into madness."
Veteran journalist Eichstaedt (Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place, 2011, etc.) delivers from Afghanistan a dismal report on that country's continued disintegration and decline and the failure of U.S. efforts to prevent it. Read full book review >
CONSUMING THE CONGO by Peter Eichstaedt
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Released: July 1, 2011

"The welter of unfamiliar names of places, organizations and people makes for slow reading (maps and a cast of characters would have helped), but the main stumbling block for many will be the sheer horror and hopelessness of it all."
Once again, a journalist familiar with African politics, economics and culture tells a shocking story of widespread corruption, greed and bloody violence, this time in a region rich in tin and coltan, minerals used in the manufacture electronic devices. Read full book review >
PIRATE STATE by Peter Eichstaedt
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Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Clear, expert reporting on a region of which many Americans may be unaware."
Veteran journalist Eichstaedt (First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army, 2009, etc.) explores the murky waters of Somali piracy. Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A chillingly lucid report on a terminally tragic catastrophe."
Veteran journalist Eichstaedt (If You Poison Us: Uranium and Native Americans, 1994) blows the lid off atrocities in East Africa involving alarmingly young war recruits. Read full book review >