The Only Thing Worth Dying For

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The author's award-winning debut book.

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From the author of the award-winning The Last Season comes a one-of-a-kind war story that redefines our understanding of America’s early days in Afghanistan. THE ONLY THING WORTH DYING FOR reveals, for the first time, the astonishing true story of the Special Forces A-team that helped conquer the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, and bring Hamid Karzai to power. In powerfully simple prose, Eric Blehm weaves together the unbelievable chain of events that intimately expose the realities of modern unconventional warfare and international politics during the critical months after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Following Captain Jason Amerine and his ten Green Berets, Blehm puts the reader on the ground alongside Hamid Karzai and his guerrillas as the men of two very different worlds unite to seek a reckoning for the horrors haunting both of their nations.

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January 11, 2011

New Video Trailer Debuts Paperback Release

The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Fought for a New Afghanistan, by bestselling author Eric Blehm, is NOW AVAILABLE in paperback, with 16 pages of additional material. The bonus material includes more on the reunion of ODA-574 from which the above video was taken. We hope that you will join us in honoring the memory of these men by reading and talking about The Only Thing Worth Dying For.

May 14, 2010

Eric and Jason on FOX & Friends

FOX NEWS National morning show, FOX & Friends, features the book with Eric Blehm and Lieutenant Colonel Amerine as guests.

May 11, 2010

Eric is a guest blogger on CNN

CNN invites Eric Blehm to be their guest blogger, the week of President Karzai's visit to Washington DC. See his OpEd: The Karzai They Knew.

March 26, 2010

Wall Street Journal bestseller.

The Only Thing Worth Dying For hits the Wall Street Journal bestseller list, in the category of Hardcover Historical Nonfiction.

Feb 5, 2010

The book becomes a bestseller.

The Only Thing Worth Dying For is a New York Times Bestseller! Number 27 in nonfiction this week.

Jan 31, 2010

February book signings.

Eric currently has three February dates for book signings in the Southern California area. Check out the events page for details.

Jan 31, 2010

New York Post recommends.

The New York Post has called The Only Thing Worth Dying For required reading.

Jan 28, 2010

Current reviews and articles.

The Only Thing Worth Dying For has received attention and praise from Outside Magazine, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. More links will be posted as they become available.

Jan 26, 2010

Interviews with Rachel Maddow and Dennis Miller posted online.

In case you missed them, or just want to watch/listen again, Eric’s interviews on The Rachel Maddow Show and The Dennis Miller Show are now online.