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.
Buy Forever War book by Dexter Filkins from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
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
You might also like...
Scotland's Shame by Ashton, John
John Ashton argues that the guilty verdict, delivered by some of Scotland's most senior judges, was perverse and irrational, and details how prosecutors withheld numerous items of evidence that were favourable to Megrahi.
Bin Laden's Legacy by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Why al Qaeda is winning its war against the West--and America has been playing right into its hands In the decade since 9/11, the United States has grown weaker: It has been bogged down by costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Arab Winter Comes to America by Robert Spencer
Robert Spencer explains the driving forces behind the jihadists operating now in the US: Their beliefs, their associations, and the international jihad network that is working for the same goals around the globe -- including in the Arab spring uprisings.
Permanent Emergency by Kip Hawley» View more books like these...
Since 2001 the TSA has accepted responsibility for protecting over two million people a day at US airports and managing transportation operations around the world. But how effective is this oft-maligned agency, and is it really keeping us safe from terrorism?
Books By Author Dexter Filkins
Photojournalists on War, Hardback (May 2013)
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.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Forever War book by Dexter Filkins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.