A Rope from the Sky — Out in the U.K.


Congratulations to my client Zach Vertin, whose first book, A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World’s Newest State—a history of South Sudan—came out in the United Kingdom this week. (U.S. pub date: Jan. 1, 2019.) Some early praise:

“The still-unfolding tragedy of South Sudan is too little understood and too little known, even among foreign policy experts. Zach Vertin is a rare exception. He has spent his life not just explaining how the promise of this young nation, for which so many sacrificed, was broken so badly, but helping end the bloodshed for a people who have seen far too much of it. An important read.” —John Kerry, 68th U.S. Secretary of State

“This book is a political roller coaster from Africa to the White House and back. Zach Vertin guides us through a war zone like no other. Vivid characters―the accidental president, the charismatic rebel, the deal maker, the Congressman―tell a tale of American idealism and misadventure abroad.” —Bart Gellman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Cheers, friend!