War

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: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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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    Stupendously brilliant and enlightening book. I understand the appeal of war much more 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 more 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 a [...]

    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 more 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 [...]

    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 a [...]

    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; an [...]

    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 more 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 t [...]

    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, thrilli [...]

    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 politica [...]

    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 [...]

    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 aw [...]

    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 “b [...]

    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 [...]

    Vale de Korengal - Afeganistão - Fotografia Tim HetheringtonO livro ”Guerra” do jornalista norte-americano Sebastian Junger (n. 1962) está dividido em três partes: ”Livro Um – MEDO”, ”Livro Dois – MORTE” e ”Livro Três – AMOR”. Sebastian Junger segue o segundo pelotão da Companhia de Combate, composta por quatro pelotões da 173ª Brigada Aerotransportada; que está sediado numa base militar denominada Destacamento de Korengal – KOP (Korengal Out Post) – um dos post [...]

    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 [...]

    '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 sol [...]

    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 [...]

    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 more detail.I didn't find many of his theories very insightful as he used mostly psychological studies conducted by [...]

    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 put [...]

    "Guerra" es el relato de un corresponsal de guerra que convive durante casi año y medio con un pelotón norteamericano en primera línea de combate en la zona más dura de Afganistán. Su propósito no es analizar el por qué de la guerra o cómo se desarrolla, sino entender cómo se vive desde dentro, qué sienten, piensan y experimentan los soldados en primera línea. Y lo hace viviendo con ellos, durmiendo como ellos, comiendo lo mismo que ellos, realizando las mismas marchas y expuesto a lo [...]

    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 [...]

    "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 t [...]

    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 Geogr [...]

    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 t [...]

    "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 f [...]

    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 [...]

    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 more limited than the book in some aspects, but it serves to bring to life the events of Junger's book and adds more of a human dimension to the [...]

    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 more or less respected their commanders and had the g [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    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 endin [...]

    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 [...]

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