Jeffrey E. Stern on a Many Layered Story of Brotherhood and Terror in the Afghanistan War
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In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of The Mercenary, the American journalist Jeffrey E. Stern, about a many layered, complexly truthful story of his relationship with his local driver during the Afghanistan war.
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Jeffrey E. Stern is an award winning journalist and author. Stern has written three books, including The 15:17 to Paris, which was turned into a major motion picture by Clint Eastwood and Warner Brothers, and The Last Thousand, which received honorable mention for best book of the Year by Library Journal. He has reported from Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Kashmir, the epicenter of the west African Ebola outbreak, and Oklahoma’s death row. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, TheAtlantic, and other outlets. In 2019, he received the Overseas Press Club award for the best human rights reporting in any medium, and the Amnesty International award for foreign reporting.