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Generation Kill by Evan Wright
Book DescriptionThey were called a generation without heroes. Then they were called upon to be heroes. Within hours of 9/11, America's war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears-soldiers raised on hip-hop, Internet porn, Marilyn Manson, video games, and The Real World, a band of born-again Christians, dopers, Buddhists, and New Agers who gleaned their precepts from kung fu movies and Oprah Winfrey. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary, and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional, and moral horrors ahead, the "First Suicide Battalion" would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Generation Kill is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality, and camaraderie of a new American war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400139743
(165mm x 172mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Charts the author's personal journey, from his stark but sympathetic portrayals of sex workers in Porn Valley to his raw portrait of a Hollywood uber-agent turned war documentarian and hero of America's far right.
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Despite the flurry of media images to come of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, you have never really met these people, who serve as front-line troops. For whatever reason, the media simply doesn't get them. This title tells the soldiers' story in their own words. It is the story of young men that have been trained to become ruthless killers.
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Author Biography - Evan Wright
Evan Wright, a contributing editor to "Vanity Fair," has also written for "Rolling Stone," the "New York Times," and the "Los Angeles Times," among other publications. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.
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