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The Forever War
The Forever War
From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgetable audiobook that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prize-winning New York Times correspondent, we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739370605
ISBN-10: 073937060X
Publication Date: 9/23/2008
Edition: Abridged
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Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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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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