The Forever War
By (author) Dexter Filkins
Forever War by Dexter Filkins
Book DescriptionFrom the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable book that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prizewinning "New York Times" correspondent whose work was hailed by David Halberstam as "reporting of the highest quality imaginable," we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins's narrative moves across a vast and various landscape of amazing characters and astonishing scenes: deserts, mountains, and streets of carnage; a public amputation performed by Taliban; children frolicking in minefields; skies streaked white by the contrails of B-52s; a night's sleep in the rubble of Ground Zero. We embark on a foot patrol through the shadowy streets of Ramadi, venture into a torture chamber run by Saddam Hussein. We go into the homes of suicide bombers and into street-to-street fighting with a battalion of marines. We meet Iraqi insurgents, an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days, and a young soldier from Georgia on a rooftop at midnight reminiscing about his girlfriend back home. A car bomb explodes, bullets fly, and a mother cradles her blinded son. Like no other book, "The Forever War" allows us a visceral understanding of today's battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America's wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307266392
Classification: Military history , Terrorism, armed struggle
Format: Hardback (242mm x 168mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Reveal the inside and untold stories behind the headlines in Iraq
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Hardback (October 2007)View all books by Dexter Filkins
Presents the story of the author's journey from hard-drinking bravado to the grave realism of a scarred survivor. This book describes his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder, and grapples with the reality that Iraq - despite the sacrifice in Iraqi and American lives - has descended into a civil war with no end in sight.
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