Congratulations to Fred Smith (‘87), as his first book was released in September. The Dust of Uruzgan follows Fred through his journey of being a diplomat, political offi cer and songwriter on the frontline of Australia’s mission in Afghanistan (a long way from his days at CGS!).
The book is part memoir, part history and part eyewitness reportage. It offers a sympathetic explanation of an obscure and impoverished province where tribal leaders conspire against one another in a society devastated by 35 years of warfare.