"A vital eyewitness account by one of the few Western journalists to stay behind in Kabul throughout the evacuation. Quilty brings those hectic days in August to life on the page." –Matthieu Aikins, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of "The Naked Don't Fear the Water"
"Few foreign journalists have put in as much time, or as much heart, into Afghanistan over the past decade as Andrew Quilty. His dedication and integrity has been unwavering even in face of great danger, hardship and pressure. His work in exposing the wrongdoing committed by U.S. backed forces is unparalleled, and anyone wishing to understand the West's defeat after 20 years of war should read this book." –Jessica Donati, author of Eagle Down (a Financial Times book of the year) and Wall Street Journal national security reporter.
"Andrew Quilty has written the definitive account of America's catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Blending courageous on-the-ground reporting with meticulous research, August in Kabul
offers an authoritative and devastating answer to anyone who has wondered, How could this have happened?
Quilty was not just in the mob outside of the airport as the last American aircraft left Kabul; he'd been living in the country, covering the events leading up to that moment, for the past nine years. Only someone with Quilty's deep experience could have written such a moving and revelatory chronicle, with such empathy and insight." –Luke Mogelson, Journalist and author of 'The Storm is Here'
"Few foreign reporters have spent as much time in Afghanistan, or traveled the country as widely, as Andrew Quilty. As readers we are lucky that he was there when the Taliban captured Kabul. This astute and vivid first-hand account of the fall of Kabul, and of the fates of the people caught in the chaos, is a must-read. Quilty writes with passion, honesty and a photographer's eye for detail. You may know the ending, but he makes everything leading up to it a genuine page-turner." –Sune Engel Rasmussen, Author and correspondent for The Wall Street Journal