9780307279446

The Forever War

Filkins, Dexter

ISBN 10: 0307279448 / 0-307-27944-8
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Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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National Bestseller

One of the Best Books of the Year:

New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time

 

An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human costs. Through the eyes of Filkins, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, we witness the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, the aftermath of the attack on New York on September 11th, and the American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins is the only American journalist to have reported on all these events, and his experiences are conveyed in a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters and astonishing scenes.

 

Brilliant and fearless, The Forever War is not just about America's wars after 9/11, but about the nature of war itself.


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Book Description: Vintage, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Stunning. . . . This unforgettable narrative represents . . . a haunting spiritual witness that will make this volume a part of this awful war''s history. -Robert Stone, The New York Times Book Review Filkins makes us see, with almost hallucinogenic immediacy, the true human meaning and consequences of the war on terror. - The New York Times Unflinching. . . . Filkins confronts the absurdity of war head-on. . . . This is a page-turner, and one of the most astounding books yet written about the war in Iraq. - Time Thanks to one reporter''s heroic act of witness and brilliant recitation of what he saw, we can see the war as it is, and for ourselves. - Los Angeles Times Not since Michael Herr in Dispatches . . . has a reporter written as vividly about combat as Filkins does from Afghanistan and Iraq. - USA Today 10 Best Books of 2008 The Forever War . . . achieves a gripping, raw immediacy. - The Boston Globe s Years Best Books Splendid. - Washington Post Book World Best Nonfiction of 2008 Dexter Filkins''s The Forever War is the best piece of war journalism I''ve ever read. He paints a portrait of war that is so nuanced, so filled with absurdities and heartbreak and unexpected heroes and villains, that it makes most of what we see and hear about Iraq and Afghanistan seem shrill and two-dimensional by comparison. And yet, as tragic as the events he describes are, the book manages to be a thing of towering beauty. -Dave Eggers, Guardian Best Books of the Year " The Forever War is already a classicit has the timeless feel of all great war literature. Dexter Filkinss combination of courage and sensitivity is so rare that books like his come along only once every major war. This one is ours." -George Packer, author of The Assassins Gate: America in Iraq Dexter Filkins is the preeminent war correspondent of my generation, fearless, compassionate, and brutally honest. The Forever War is his astonishing story. It is one of the best books about war that I have ever read. It will stay with me forever. -Jeffrey Goldberg, author of Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide Dexter Filkins has seen the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan; he has stood in the ruins of the World Trade Center; he has been in the heat of battle in Iraq; indeed, no one else has been closer to the action than this courageous and thoughtful observer. This is a sensational book in the best sense. -Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 "Stunning . it is not facetious to speak of work like that of Dexter Filkins as defining the ''culture'' of a war.This unforgettable narrative [represents] . a haunting spiritual witness that will make this volume a part of this awful war''s history." -Robert Stone, on the front page of The New York Times Book Review Dexter Filkinss The Forever War , brutally intimate, compassionate, often poetic accounts of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, is destined to become a classic. - Vanity Fair Extraordinary. . . . if what Michael Herr brought back from Vietnam in Dispatches was a sort of Jackson Pollockstreaks of blood, trickles of dread, splattershot of hard rock and harder drugs The Forever War is like a pointillist Seurat, a neo-Impressionist juxtaposition of spots of pure color with black holes and open wounds. -John Leonard, Harpers The definitiveand heartbreakingly humanizingreport from the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. . . . The Forever War [is] about all wars, everywhereand a book that will be read fifty years from now. -Andrew Corsello, GQ Dexter Filkins is one of war writings modern marvels, a writer of tremendous gifts and appropriate grit to go where others will not. -Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press The best war reportage you are apt to read in a lifetime. -Joseph C. Goulden, The Washington Times Unflinching. . . . Filkins confronts the absurdity of war head-on. . . . This is a page-t. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0307279448

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