A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
Washington Post reporter Dana Priest looks at how the role of the military has evolved from fighting wars to keeping the peace. For her new book, she visited 20 countries to witness the U.S. military acting as both nation-builder and protector of the peace in hotspots around the world.
- Dana Priest investigative reporter for "The Washington Post" and author of "The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military"
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