War

War

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Junger, author of "The Perfect Storm," turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat in this on-the-ground account that follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, 2010
ISBN: 9781607881988
1607881985
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (ca. 7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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1aa
Mar 07, 2016

This could also be called 'The Face Of Battle: 21st Century'. Its an intense story that vividly describes the work of soldiers, and the author also includes the psychological, sociological, and institutional aspects of warfare.

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erinsnest
Mar 24, 2014

If you get this, check out the bonus pics and writing on the last CD. Also, if you can, get the documentary "Restropo" which was filmed while he was writing this book. War....a necessary evil? One thing I get from this, is that if we commit to war, we'd better commit wholeheartedly, otherwise, we are just wasting good young lives.

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elloyd74
Jan 07, 2011

Sebastian Junger's account of accompanying a single platoon through their tour of duty in Afghanistan. The basis for the movie "Restrepo." Salvatore Giunta, the first living person to receive the Medal of Honor since Vietnam, is a member of the platoon Junger stayed with--and the rescue that earned him the medal is included in the book.

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