The Forever War
Publish date: September 16th 2008
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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