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2nd Tour Hope I don't Die Paperback – August 25, 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Photolucida; F First Edition edition (August 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934334073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934334072
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,076,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter van Agtmael was born in Washington DC in 1981. He studied history at Yale, graduating with honors in 2003.

From 2006-2013, he primarily covered the post-9/11 wars and their consequences, working extensively in Iraq, Afghanistan and the USA. He is currently making extended works on the Israel- Palestine conflict and on wanderings through the USA.

He has won the W. Eugene Smith Grant, the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer, the Lumix Freelens Award, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation's IPF Grant, as well as awards from World Press Photo, American Photography Annual, POYi, The Pulitzer Center, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, FOAM and Photo District News.

His latest book, "Disco Night Sept 11", on America at war in the post-9/11 era was released in April 2014.

Peter joined Magnum Photos in 2008 and became a member in 2013. //

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Gilbertson on October 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
Peter van Agtmael's "2nd Tour I Hope I don't Die" is an incredible testament to the photographers unique vision, and to the men and women who have been charged with fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Through the books bold, compassionate photography and insightful, emotional texts I was given in insight into the intimate world which Mr. Van Atmael shared with soldiers and Marines in theatre and back at home. It's with great thanks to photographers like Mr. Van Atmael that we as a public here in the United States have a chance to witness, and feel, the difficulties faced overseas by the civilians and combatants involved in those conflicts.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By wwxc on November 9, 2009
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The backstory on this book is as impressive as it's contents. Highly recommended as a vivid reminder of what's actually going on "over there".
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Beckys on January 19, 2012
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Not for the faint-of-heart, this book presents a stunningly vivid account of the personal cost of war. Parents should go through it before showing to their teens and children, but anyone considering entering active duty should see it before deciding to sign. This is not an anti-war book, rather a testimony to the character, bravery and honor of those who serve, but it's an unflinching view of the life of deployment in a war zone. I'm reminded of the reaction to the movie "Saving Private Ryan".
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