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The Forever War (Vintage)
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Author: Dexter Filkins
From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable book that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. — Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prizewinning New York Times correspondent whose work was hailed by David Halberstam as ?reporting of the highest quality imaginable,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780307279446
ISBN-10: 0307279448
Publication Date: 9/8/2009
Pages: 384
Rating:
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4.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Gutwrenching. "The Forever War" reads more like a memoir than dry reportage. Dexter's record of his time spent in Afghanistan and Iraq from 1998 to 2006 is non-judgemental. He allows experiences and conversations with soldiers, insurgents, and civilians to speak for themselves, revealing humanity in all its contrasts and contradictions. You, the reader, are left to make sense of chaos. Filkins eye for detail and poignant moments speak volumes, taking war reporting to its highest level. Critics were right to give this one high marks.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the best--not to mention most important--books I've read in a long time. It is easily the most vivid and humane account of what's gone on in Iraq that I've seen. Still, I am very glad to be done with it.
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Want the real story on the war, and why it can never be won? Read this book. It is full of information and examples of the crazy life that is led by militant Afgan's and how it has been lived for centuries. Gripping book that you can not put down.