He was a man of peace who became Afghanistan’s most brilliant military leader. He was America’s best Afghan ally who warned about the attacks of 9/11. He fought for democracy until he was assassinated by Osama bin Laden. He was Ahmed Shah Massoud.
FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud – the “Lion of Panjshir” – in Afghanistan’s rugged Hindu Kush Mountains. Without warning, an attack by Taliban and al-Qaeda troops propels Michelle into a wartime adventure with Commander Massoud and his Mujahidin, one in which a friendship between the journalist and Massoud grows, giving her a unique perspective into the man the Wall Street Journal credited as being “the Afghan who ended the Cold War.”
“[A] fictional account was the most appropriate means of showing us more about this extraordinary man.”
—Alice Berger, Berger Book Reviews
“The kind of story that people need to know about. It stimulates the body, the mind, and, most importantly, the soul.”
—Edward James Olmos, Actor and Activist
“The amount of in-depth research this book contains is extraordinary.”