"In the Hot Zone" by Kevin Sites Selected as 2009 Common Summer Reading
May 28, 2009
In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars, by Kevin Sites, has been chosen as the Common Summer Reading for 2009. The book details journalist Kevin Sites's travels through 20 distinct world conflicts from 2005-2006, during which time he was the war correspondent for Yahoo.com. While Sites has extensive experience covering war and disasters in traditional formats for major networks (such as CNN, NBC, and ABC), his reporting for Yahoo was different in that it was nearly instantaneous and less likely to be edited. The result — his book — is therefore raw at times, and it includes a good deal of Sites's personal commentary about various political issues leading to the conflicts he covers.