My War Gone By, I Miss It So

My War Gone By, I Miss It So

Book - 1999
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A former soldier who fled depression and drug addiction in England to cover Europe's bloodiest conflict since the Second World War recounts stories of brutality and compassion he recorded while in both Bosnia and Chechnya

Blackwell North Amer
Anthony Loyd's My War Gone By, I Miss It So is the story of the unspeakable terror and visceral, ecstatic thrill of combat and of the lives and dreams laid waste by the bloodiest conflict that Europe had witnessed since the Second World War.
Born into a distinguished military family, Loyd was raised hearing the stories of his ancestors' exploits and grew up fascinated with war. Unsatisfied by a brief career in the British army and driven by personal demons of drug dependence and suicidal despair, in 1993 he set out for the killing fields of Bosnia. It was there - in the midst of the roar of battle and the life-and-death struggle among the Serbs, Croatians, and Bosnian Muslims - that he would discover a chilling clarity and new purpose in his life. He became a journalist, bringing the chaos of the conflict to the world through his reportage as he rose to become an award-winning international correspondent.
Nothing can prepare you for the portrait of war Loyd gives. His harrowing stories show humanity at its worst and best, as seen through the grim tragedies played out daily in the city streets and mountain villages of Bosnia.
Profoundly shocking, poetic, and ultimately redemptive, My War Gone By, I Miss It So is an uncompromising look at the brutality of war and its terrifying seductive power.

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& Taylor

The former soldier who fled depression and drug addiction in England to cover Europe's bloodiest conflict since the Second World War recounts extraordinary stories of brutality and compassion he recorded while in both Bosnia and Chechnya. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1999
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780871137692
0871137690
Characteristics: 321 p. : maps ; 24 cm

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emily8 Sep 17, 2013

intense and great beauty about death, war and addiction... fine writer - will look for more of his work

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