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Historian and Journalist Hampton Sides

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Historian and Journalist Hampton Sides

Historian and Journalist Hampton Sides

Historian and Journalist Hampton Sides

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He is reporting from Central Command in Qatar. Last week he wrote a piece in The New Yorker about his decision not to become "embedded" with troops. Sides is the author of the book, Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission. He also writes for Slate.com and is a contributing editor for Outside Magazine.

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