PRAISE FOR SWIMMING WITH WARLORDS, FROM AUTHOR/JOURNALIST KEVIN SITES:

“Kevin Sites is one of our national treasures—a fearless correspondent who has devoted himself to documenting not just the facts of war, but also its deepest emotional textures. Here is a thinking, feeling eyewitness to history who knows the perverse excitement of battle, but who questions every raw experience with plangent curiosity. Read Swimming With Warlords and you will never think of Afghanistan, or America’s ragged entanglements there, in the same way again.”
Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice

“…gripping and poignant.”
Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR IN THE HOT ZONE

“…instead of telling us what we already know, he has done something remarkable, delivering the sort of fresh and insightful human stories from that conflict that we seldom hear. Sites is actually telling us something new.”
Columbia Journalism Review

PRAISE FOR THINGS THEY CANNOT SAY

“The book largely does what good books should: whisper secrets to the world.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“The Things They Cannot Say is a vivid set of portraits of modern combatants written with prose that moves with speed and heat.”
Edward Tick, Author, War and the Soul and Co-Director of A Soldier’s Heart

 “This powerful book captures a grim reality many soldiers face after combat.”
Business Insider

“Riveting and emotionally raw … These gripping stories … are evidence of a profound desire to heal.”
Publisher’s Weekly

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Award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites is a pioneer in the field of backpack journalism reporting, mostly solo, from 30 different conflicts and natural disasters in the course of his career.   

Sites worked as a network news producer and correspondent for ABC, NBC and CNN but left broadcast television in 2005 to become the first Internet correspondent for Yahoo! News.

In his ground breaking Hot Zone project, he covered nearly every war in the world in one year earning a dozen awards, including the Wired Rave Award in 2005 and the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism in 2006.

He’s the author of three non-fiction books on war, all published by Harper Perennial.

These include:

  • In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars.
  • Swimming with Warlords: A Dozen-Year Journey Across the Afghan War
  • The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War

His debut novel, The Ocean Above Me will be published by Harper in summer 2023.

Sites was chosen as a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University in 2010 and in 2012, was selected as a Dart Fellow in Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University. Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism inducted Sites into their Hall of Achievement in 2008.

He lived and worked in Hong Kong as an Associate Professor of Practice at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong from 2012 until 2022.  

He’s been a contributor to many print and online publications including, Vice News, Salon, Aeon, Men’s Health, Wired, Popular Science, Parade, Alert Diver and The Small Wars Journal.

 

 

 

TT-William Wold

TT-William Wold

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TT-James Sperry

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Tourniquet? Combat Aid Station Clip 1

Tourniquet? Combat Aid Station Clip 1

At the table with the patient with the leg wound, Staff Sgt. Ben Swob, part of the newly arrived group notices the injury site is beginning to bleed again—heavily. He decides, unilaterally, to apply a second tourniquet just above the first. The Afghan man, sedated...

Robots Clip 1

Robots Clip 1

After six hours on the road, Afghan National Army soldiers wave down the convoy and tell them about what they believe is a bomb in an abandoned building near the roadside. Staff Sgt. William Cook, a from Waynesville, Missouri -- goes to work. Cook is the unit's BIP or...

Robots Clip 2

Robots Clip 2

After six hours on the road, Afghan National Army soldiers wave down the convoy and tell them about what they believe is a bomb in an abandoned building near the roadside. Staff Sgt. William Cook, a from Waynesville, Missouri -- goes to work. Cook is the unit's BIP or...

Raven

Raven

In Afghanistan, war is increasingly waged by robots, unmanned aircraft and remote control. In this video a soldier based at Ghundy Gar, a dusty hillside combat outpost in the Zhari district of western Afghanistan, launches the Raven, a remote-controlled surveillance...

The Things They Cannot Say (Trailer)

The Things They Cannot Say (Trailer)

In The Things They Cannot Say, eleven soldiers and Marines display a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics -- they share the truth about their wars. For each of them it means something different: one struggles to recover from a head injury he believes has...

The Umbrella Movement

The Umbrella Movement

MSNBC.com’s exclusive feature-length documentary “The Umbrella Movement” reflects on the hopes, clashes, symbols, guardians, memories and frustrations of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests with commentary by President of the Legislative Council Jasper...

 

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘The Things They Cannot Say’

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘The Things They Cannot Say’

Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War By Kevin Sites (Harper Perennial; 295 pages; $15.99 paperback) When soldiers discuss their experiences at war, they often talk of a breaking point - the first time they pulled the...

KTLA: Kevin Sites on His New Book ‘Swimming With Warlords

KTLA: Kevin Sites on His New Book ‘Swimming With Warlords

Author and Producer Kevin Sites and his new book Swimming With Warlords: A Dozen Year Journey Across the Afghan War Award-winning backpack journalist and author Kevin Sites traded a high profile career as a network news producer and correspondent (ABC, NBC, CNN) to...

LITERARY REPRESENTATION:
Michael Signorelli
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EMAIL:
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WEBSITES:
Kevin Sites Reports
http://www.kevinsitesreports.com/
Kevin Sites Writes
http://www.kevinsiteswrites.com/

YouTube CHANNELS:
Kevin Sites
Video reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts.

People of the Web
Stories of the most interesting people on the web

A World of Conflict
Feature length documentary, companion to book, In the Hot Zone

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LITERARY REPRESENTATION:
Michael Signorelli
Aevitas Creative Management
19 West 21st Street, Suite 501
New York, New York 10010
(914) 450-4731
aevitascreative.com

EMAIL:
swimmingwithwarlords@gmail.com
thingstheycannotsay@gmail.com

WEBSITES:
Kevin Sites Reports
http://www.kevinsitesreports.com/
Kevin Sites Writes
http://www.kevinsiteswrites.com/

YouTube CHANNELS:
Kevin Sites
Video reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts.

People of the Web
Stories of the most interesting people on the web

A World of Conflict
Feature length documentary, companion to book, In the Hot Zone

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/kevinsites

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/kevinsites

Google Plus:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KevinSites/

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotzone/with/221519744/