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Apr. 12, 2011

As a longtime foreign correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kim Barker gave readers on-the-ground accounts that captured the absurdities and tragedies of life in a war zone. Her new book, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, talks about her evolution from an unsure newbie to a seasoned reporter with serious concerns about the U.S.'s ability to win hearts and minds in the region.