The Forever War
National BestsellerOne of the Best Books of the Year:New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration... show more
National BestsellerOne of the Best Books of the Year:New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human costs. Through the eyes of Filkins, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, we witness the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, the aftermath of the attack on New York on September 11th, and the American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins is the only American journalist to have reported on all these events, and his experiences are conveyed in a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters and astonishing scenes. Brilliant and fearless, The Forever War is not just about America's wars after 9/11, but about the nature of war itself.
Publish date: June 2nd 2009
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
, Military History
very impressive, very high 4 pushing the 5, with Filkins synthesizing detail, the background and incident in a superb and spell-binding text. combines the best of his professional training and his life experience (Filkins was born in 1961) to create arguably the most impressive embedded reporter boo...
Do yourself a favor and read this book. Seriously. Just. Do. It.
5 STARS, one of the best books on the Iraq war (and the Afghan war to a lesser extent) ever written. Featuring large cojones, smashed sterotypes, WTF, tragedy, hope…OK, Mr. Filkins clearly has a pair of big, hairy ones considering the situations he gets himself into voluntarily or haphazardly. Joggi...
A fast read. War reporting, from the ground, gives us a view from 6 feet, and sometimes at 3 feet when they’re crouching to dodge the snipers. The war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Nothing new or unexpected, but gripping nonetheless.
This is a bleeding, personal image of real-world horror. Filkins dots his canvas largely in red, with the bloodshed he has seen in war, in Afghanistan, Iraq, on 9/11. The book is comprised of many short passages, images of participants, of events, that offer a visceral experience of these zones of d...
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