WAR Reprint Edition

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"With his narrative gifts and vivid prose -- as free, thank God, of literary posturing as it is of war-correspondent chest-thumping -- Junger masterfully chronicles the platoon's 15-month tour of duty...Junger makes us see the terror, monotony, misery, comradeship and lunatic excitement that have been elements of all wars since, say, the siege of Troy. He thus becomes a kind of 21st-century battle singer, narrating the deeds and misdeeds of his heroes while explaining what makes them do what they do...It's the best writing I've seen on the subject since J. Glenn Gray's 1959 classic, The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle. . . . Junger's sketches of the men are deft, his ear for their quirky speech (aided by video recordings) spot on . . . This splendid book should help the rest of us understand them -- and war itself -- a little better."―Philip Caputo, Washington Post

"Absorbing and original . . . Junger is aiming for more than just a boots-on-the-ground narrative of the travails of fighting men . . . . WAR strives to offer not just a picture of American fighting men but a discourse on the nature of war itself. This is no small ambition . . . He writes some beautiful sentences about this ugly world."―Dexter Filkins, New York Times Book Review

"With his blue-eyed, chiseled and starting-to-grizzle looks, Junger is just the specimen Hollywood would cast as a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan to ensure a box office hit...But to assume that Junger had easy access diminishes his reporting skills and his commitment to the story. At age 48, he's a generation older than most of the soldiers he accompanied into combat over the course of their 15-month deployment and who instinctively put up their guard against an outsider...The resulting book is written in the first person, but it is observational, offering no critique of the combat he witnessed, taking no position on the efficiency, logic or value of the war. He offers a close-up view of men and the raw elements of war: fear and courage, killing and death, love and brotherhood."
Marjorie Miller, Los Angeles Times

"It is a gripping account of how modern warfare is experienced by those who do the fighting, and its focus is that of a laser, not a floodlight . . . WAR is full of stories that prove the adage about all politics being local."―Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

About the Author

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and A Death in Belmont. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New York City.

Product details

  • Publisher : Twelve; Reprint edition (May 17, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 044655622X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0446556224
  • Item Weight : 9.4 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.88 x 8.13 inches
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Clive P L Young
5.0 out of 5 stars As near to war as you ever need to be
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for veterans and society alike.
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Jeremy Persaud
5.0 out of 5 stars Breath taking combat reportage
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unvarnished look at the daily grind of combat
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'War' sucks you in from the first page and keeps you there right up until the last.
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