War Author:Sebastian Junger Over fifteen months, Sebastian Junger followed a single platoon based at remote Afghan outpost. His objective: to convery what soldiers experience - what war actually feels like. In this book he describes things that few civilians will ever go through: the numbing anticipation of battle, the automatic risks soldiers take during combat to prote... more »ct their brothers, the adrenaline-fueled confusion of being ambushed. Throughout, Junger draws on biology, psychology, and military history to explain the decisions they make and put their ordeals in context. The result is an acutely observed and heartfelt depiction of something young men have lived for millennia - and which remains, even today, the ultimate rest of character.« less
Sebastian Junger's "War" is a great read. It takes the reader to the front lines, engages them in fire fights and provides insights into what it's really like to serve in combat. Broken down into three books; fear, killing and love, Junger provides psychological, biological and historical research analysis, observations and comments about his own perception of what he has experienced with a platoon of Army soldiers who would risk their own lives for any one of their men.