on American diplomacy, skateboarding subcultures, and whatever else.
A biography of the late American diplomat. Published by Penguin Random House, May 2020.
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography, the National Books Critics Circle Award, and the Plutarch Prize. Winner of the Christopher Hitchens Award and the L.A. Times Book Circle Award, 2019.
-George Packer in The Atlantic
Feature article on America’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan that added moral injury to military failure. And how a group of soldiers, veterans, and ordinary citizens came together to try to save Afghan lives and salvage some American honor. Cover story for The Atlantic magazine, February 2022.