War

War In his breakout bestseller The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger created a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand i
  • Title: War
  • Author: Sebastian Junger
  • ISBN: 9780446556248
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • War
    In his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it Los Angeles Times Book Review Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme siIn his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it Los Angeles Times Book Review Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another His on the ground account follows a single platoon through a 15 month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan s Korengal Valley Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.
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  • Sebastian Junger

    Sebastian Junger is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of War, The Perfect Storm, Fire, and A Death in Belmont Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the Academy Award nominated film Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism He lives in New York City.

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  • Stupendously brilliant and enlightening book I understand the appeal of war much now It s nothing to do with altruism and everything to do with an uber boy s club, guns and adrenaline I understand men a lot now too This book should be required reading for the parents and girlfriends of the young men who have enlisted in the military It isn t what anyone would actually want to hear no one much cares about the political reasons for prosecuting the war, everyone likes firing guns at the enemy It [...]


  • Stripped to its essence, combat is a series of quick decisions and rather precise actions carried out in concert with ten or twelve other men In that sense it s much like football than, say, like a gang fight The unit that choreographs their actions best usually wins They might take casualties, but they win The choreography you lay down fire while I run forward, then I cover you while you move your team up is so powerful that it can overcome enormous tactical deficits There is a choreography fo [...]


  • One word WARand that doleful eye glaring out at you Powerful cover, so s the book Picked it because it promised to get me inside the head of a soldier An honest, no holds barred account of the day to day lives of soldiers serving in the intensely hot military zone of Afghanistan s Korengal Valley.Riveted from page one my mouth was actually hanging open reading this seriously.It s gritty and raw it s also pretty funny at times these guys have a truly twisted appreciation of the absurd Expected an [...]


  • Just Say NoYoung men have fantasies about being soldiers But whatever it is they imagine combat to be, it isn t this the unremitting discomfort of heat, fleas, and filth the obvious futility of all their efforts to do a job which is impossible the unrecognized stress of being a continual target of bullets from the enemy, hate and suspicion from the local populace, and disdain by their superiors the inevitable incompetence of those in command of a situation which they never comprehend and the kno [...]


  • This book was a gripping and moving read for me Junger renders an account of the experience a platoon stationed at a remote outpost in northern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border He calls it the tip of the spear in the war effort because the units stationed in this mountain valley, the Korengal, saw continuous fighting than elsewhere in the war Junger was physically embedded with these men for five one month periods between 2007 and 2008, and he was clearly emotionally embedded too This was a [...]


  • Another reviewer on here said wryly that this book taught her a lot about men A valid reaction, but it still made me wince It s as if I were to say I d learned a lot about women from, like, The Devil Wears Prada or something You want to jump up and shout, But we re not all like that Or if we are, we re not like that all the time In a way, though, War isn t a bad advertisement for what used to be called the masculine virtues The men profiled here are incredibly brave, thrillingly competent and, w [...]


  • This incredible piece of journalism, written by Sebastian Junger, should be read by each and every citizen Mr Junger spent 15 months with a platoon whose base was in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan, known as the Korengal Valley The base was known as the Korengal Outpost KOP Mr Junger s investigative piece was written for Vanity Fair magazine I did not want to inject my personal or political opinions into this review however, I ve come to the conclusion that my personal and political opinion [...]


  • This is a phenomenal book and should be required reading for all the knee jerk liberals like me who have had nothing but disdain for the military What impressed Junger the most during his several months series of embedments with the US army in Afghanistan was the closeness of the men in his units These soldiers didn t talk about bringing democracy to Afghanistan or any other political or social raison d etre for their being in what could be described as a Hell on earth Their only goal was to pro [...]


  • I am constantly asking myself why I am so fascinated with the detailed accounts of combat I don t have an answer Since I was a boy I devoured memoirs of the Vietnam experience and todays accounts of Iraq and Afghanistan draw my interest in the same manner Having never experienced combat I still wonder how it looks, smells, sounds books can communicate all that, but not how it really feels Some come close, and Jungers book comes as close as I think is possible So close that I didn t come away sti [...]


  • Opening Line O Byrne and the men of Battle Company arrived in the last week of May when the rivers were running full and the upper peaks still held snow Great cover on this, a haunting image and an equally powerful read Written by Sabastian Junger of The Perfect Storm fame In WAR he spends 15 months following a single platoon based at a remote outpost in Eastern Afghanistan His objective is simple, to convey what soldiers experience, what war actually feels like Divided into 3 books Fear, Killin [...]


  • Sebastian Junger is the author of, The Perfect Storm and this book War His Oscar nominated documentary Restrepo, won the 2010 grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival Sebastian Junger spent 5 months in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, 25 miles from Pakistan border The area is extremely isolated, rugged and mountainous terrain The summers are blistering hot, the winters are ice cold The valley is only 6 miles long but 70% of the bombs dropped in Afghanistan are dropped here and 42 Americ [...]


  • Vale de Korengal Afeganist o Fotografia Tim HetheringtonO livro Guerra do jornalista norte americano Sebastian Junger n 1962 est dividido em tr s partes Livro Um MEDO , Livro Dois MORTE e Livro Tr s AMOR Sebastian Junger segue o segundo pelot o da Companhia de Combate, composta por quatro pelot es da 173 Brigada Aerotransportada que est sediado numa base militar denominada Destacamento de Korengal KOP Korengal Out Post um dos postos mais perigosos no Afeganist o demasiado perigoso para conquista [...]


  • A raw and honest account of the psychological and phyiscal dangers a soldier in Afghanistan faces Specifically for anyone who is interested in the psychology of combat and how a soldier s life beacons at the point of a firefight, only to dwindle after, this is a very good read It s mostly impressive because Junger was there with the soldiers, experiencing the same thing, except without the ability to pick up a gun and fight alongside them, because of his position as a journalist I would ve so lo [...]


  • War by Sebastian Junger is an outstanding journalist s memoir I bought the video enriched Kindle version, which is also outstanding Besides a map of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, included were clips from the documentary, Restrepo In the back of the book is a list of selected sources and references.The book chronicles a series of five visits by the author and Tim Hetherington, journalist photographer, from 2007 to 2008, and subsequent events, to an Afghanistan outpost of infantry soldiers o [...]


  • War is a lot of things, and it s useless to pretend that exciting isn t one of them It s insanely exciting.So says Sebastian Junger who decided to shadow an American infantry platoon in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan The 2nd Platoon, Battle Company of the storied 173rd Airborne Brigade, to be exact And what a way to view the conflict in Afghanistan.The reality of combat the heat, the cold, the fleas, the TARANTULAS, the violence, the primitive conditions, and even the boredom, all make for a [...]


  • This books was ok I found it to be an enjoyable read but the jumpy narrative was a bit off putting I kept catching myself skimming paragraphs and some things that should have been explained or pointed out were left for the reader to figure out like a dushka whereas, things like mortars, which are pretty simple to understand and many people know what they are, were explained in detail.I didn t find many of his theories very insightful as he used mostly psychological studies conducted by other pe [...]


  • Having spent a lot of time interviewing veterans this book really opened my eyes to the connection, dynamics, consequences, and emotional pull and push that war and combat is to a veteran Junger describes things so well and in a way that only a person who has been through combat can relate but as the reader you almost feel as though you get it, but then again you really can t unless you ve been through it Many a veteran has tried to explain it to me but has been at a loss for words Junger puts t [...]


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  • I hope this is as close as I ever get to being shot at This book is that real, that immediate Junger follows the 173rd Airborne s Battle Company into the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan Next to the definition of Hell on Earth in the dictionary That s the Korengal Valley The weather Summer grinds on A hundred degrees every day and tarantulas invading the living quarters to get out of the heat and the terrain The last stretch is an absurdly steep climb through the village of Babiyal that the men ca [...]


  • War is about the 18 month placement Sebastian Junger got with Battle Company in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan Battle Company, 150 men, see 20% of the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq 150 men out of hundreds of thousands This is because of the Korengal Valley, the most dangerous area in this region The mountains border Pakistan and many of the Taliban fighters come across from Pakistan into Afghanistan There are a number of things that strike you about the men in Battle Company How they all [...]


  • One of the most powerful books I ve read The author does a superb job of capturing the atmosphere of an infantry platoon and the relationships of its members with each other as individuals and with the platoon as a whole throughout a brutal combat deployment lasting 15 months To do so, he spent a great deal of that 15 months living with them, including accompanying them on combat missions in which he was nearly killed several times This story was the basis for the award winning National Geograph [...]


  • I don t want to diminish this book at all, especially since I love this author and it is well written, but if you have any experience with military life it s a little boring.This would be a great novel to read if you never served in the military and are curious about the military and want to understand why someone would sacrifice their time, family and life to be a part of it.It was refreshing to read novel from a journalist that did not smash the military and, Junger actually tries to see the S [...]


  • War is a lot of things and it s useless to pretend that exciting isn t one of them It s insanely exciting The machinery of war and the sound it makes and the urgency of its use and the consequences of almost everything about it are the most exciting things anyone engaged in war will ever know It s just not something that many people want acknowledged War is supposed to feel bad because undeniably bad things happen in it, but for a nineteen year old at the working end of a.50 cal during a firefig [...]


  • Best known for The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger wrote about the Boston Strangler in A Death in Belmont and being a reporter in such hot spots as Sierra Leone and the former Yugoslavia in Fire In WAR, Junger travels through Afghanistan with young U.S troops as an embedded journalist WAR provides a violent, unflinching account of the war in Afghanistan down to the bloody details of death and the minutiae of war Afghanistan is such a poor, vast, isolated country with plenty of places for the Tal [...]


  • Junger s book needs some photos and maps and a glossary, especially the photosese are real people and we need real faces to go along with our reading So I d recommend watching Junger and Hetherington s film Restrepo about halfway through WAR or even before starting it.As a film, Restropo explores much of the same ground and time frame as War it may be limited than the book in some aspects, but it serves to bring to life the events of Junger s book and adds of a human dimension to the guys of B [...]


  • This is definitely a blood and guts story supposedly all true It emphasizes the bonds between warriors and other consequences of the war trade I would call it full of macho War is a lot of things and it is useless to pretend that exciting isn t one of them It s insanely exciting but the public will never hear about it What is Junger s political position on the war Afghanistan, on the other hand, was being fought by volunteers who or less respected their commanders and had the gratitude of the v [...]


  • Solid war lit, that is elevated by Junger s utter sincerity I actually saw some reviews, I believe at , by people who thought Junger s ego got too iinvolved with this project I have no idea what they re talking about, since this seems to be a pretty egoless effort About at the halfway point, Junger starts asking questions, and throwing a grab bag of anthropological and or sociological facts at you as to why humans band to together to fight and kill other human beings There s nothing all that sys [...]


  • More review here the comments get funny publishingperspectives p Do not read this book You will be the better person for it.Junger s superficial portrait of soldiers buys into all the detrimental stereotypes that makes their lives in the civilian world harder Through irresponsible reporting he depicts these young men as ignorant hooligans while he simultaneously glorifies the danger of combat that Junger incidentally sat through At one point he skirts around the edges of calling himself brave Lo [...]


  • The past year, I have read half a dozen books that have woven me through the Iraq war starting in 2003 Nathaniel Fick s One Bullet Away Evan Wright s Generation Kill , moving forward through 2004 and 2005 Peter Mansoor s Baghdad at Sunrise Donovan Campbell s Jocker One and ending with David Finkel s The Good Soldiers the surge in 2007 Robert Baer s The Devil We Know provided a glimpse of Iran Sebastian Junger s War has carried me into Afghanistan starting in 2007 and ending in 2008.The authors h [...]


  • At times, War was so exciting, or funny, or poignant that I had to tell myself to stop enjoying it so much because it wasn t fiction I guess in a lot of ways, that s the lesson to be learned here that war is really, really wrong, but it sure is a rush.Sebastian Junger is a very skilled writer War is a bit of a hodge podge of a book There s some on the scene narrative, there s some after the fact reporting, and there s even some social science Normally that would be a big mess Maybe it is a big m [...]


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