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WAR Hardcover – May 11, 2010
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Good thing it was. Junger provides excellent war correspondence, describing combat as a first-hand observer. Junger's prose remains apolitical, his goal to show the reader what it's like to be in battle, not make a political statement. The book is broken into three sections: "Fear," "Killing," and "Love." All three sections describe combat, but each section is loosely structured around its theme.Read more ›
Sebastian Junger is a writer of rare skill who can paint a frighteningly real picture of places few of us would ever think of going. His first book, The Perfect Storm, gave readers a taste of what it would be like to be on a doomed fishing boat in the North Atlantic, at from home, at the mercy of the sea. In War, he takes the reader to an Army outpost in Afghanistan, where Junger and filmmaker Tim Hetherington spent five months over the course of a year and a half with a platoon of young soldiers, fighting a war that we've all read about, but that few of us can imagine.
This isn't the tourist war reporting we're used to, where the embedded reporter rides along at the rear of an armored column; Junger puts himself in a situation where he runs all the risks of the soldiers he's reporting on, including getting blown up by an IED that is detonated under the Humvee he's riding in.Read more ›
'War' is an emotional journey for this wife, finding it hard to continue at some points, having to return later after that familiar feeling of dread fades, even though I already know what's going to happen during that particular firefight.
The gut-wrentching realism is what it is supposed to be: truth.
Moorhouse examines daily life in the city as the war progressed. From the early air raids by the British to the almost carpet bombing later in the war when much of the city was destroyed, life for Berliners went from relatively easy to a desperate day-by-day existence. Searching for food and other rationed goods was an on-going problem, for everybody. (Except, of course, Nazi officials). The reader sees how acceptance of the idea of "total war" calling for "total effort" on the home front slackened greatly as the war was perceived by Berliners as going the wrong way, after 1942. Moorhouse writes about ordinary Berliners trying to eke out a daily existence despite nights spent in air raid shelters and largely destroyed city infrastructure. And then the Russians came, in early 1945, and destruction to the once great, liberal city was complete.
Moorhouse leaves very little out in his book. Chapters on the Jewish "problem" and ultimate solution are in the book along with chapters on propaganda, criminality by both the state and individuals, and on how the city functioned in the face of destruction. He's an excellent writer, too. For the amateur historian, this book is a delight.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a well written book that gives some great insight into the world of a combat soldier. Very enjoyable book.Published 2 days ago by ccmox
Next best thing to being there. Great courage and personal risk to bring greatly earned recognition to our military. Seals and Marcus Luttrell to soon become famous. Read morePublished 4 days ago by james szymanski
This is the perfect prequel to Tribe, exquisitely written as are all Junger's works. I read it after Tribe because I had seen Restrepo, given to me by a friend who had been there. Read morePublished 6 days ago by William O. Bank
I recommend this book to anyone I come across, beautifully written, insightful and lasting.
Junger writes with such clarity, and understanding.
A great explanation on war and the men fighting it. Junger is a great writer and very clear in descriptions of the battlefield.Published 24 days ago by What ?
Really great read for those of us who like military history. Wish there had been more pictures.Published 1 month ago by Mikelle H. Fraizer
For someone like myself, I have finally an inkling of what war and fighting for your life and friends might be like. No wonder PTSD affects so many.Published 1 month ago by W. S. SMITH