David B. Edwards is Professor of Anthropology at Williams College. He is the author of Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier and Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad.
Edwards exposes masterfully what evolving conceptions and practices of sacrifice have done to Afghan culture and society. . . . It remains that Edwards' manuscript is a must-read not only for people interested in Afghanistan, sacrifice or suicide bombing, but for anyone sensible to what it means to conduct global ethnography while staying grounded into a local context, to propose an analysis where personal memories and reference to the academic literature are brilliantly feeding each other. * Politics, Religion & Ideology * Caravan of Martyrs is an exceptional book and a must-read not only for those interested in the phenomenon of suicide operations and Afghanistan but for anybody trying to make sense of some of the most pressing security challenges of our age. * Times Higher Education *