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"I would be lying if I told you I enjoyed the experience of reading this book, but I would also be lying if I said I regretted a minute of it. It simply is a damn good book, and if you are at all interested in wars and why they keep happening, you really should read it." Doug Brown, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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Nothing can prepare you for Anthony Loyd's portrait of war. It is the story of the unspeakable terror and the visceral, ecstatic thrill of combat, and the lives and dreams laid to waste by the bloodiest conflict that Europe has witnessed since the Second World War.

Born into a distinguished military family, Loyd was raised on the stories of his ancestors' exploits and grew up fascinated with war. Unsatisfied by a brief career in the British Army, he set out for the killing fields in Bosnia. It was there — in the midst of the roar of battle and the life-and-death struggle among the Serbs, Croatians, and Bosnian Muslims — that he would discover humanity at its worst and best. Profoundly shocking, poetic, and ultimately redemptive, this is an uncompromising look at the brutality of war and its terrifyingly seductive power.

Review:

"Not like any other book on the Yugoslav war, his gripping, viscerally subjective chronicle puts a human face on the tragedy as it mourns the strangled soul of multiethnic Bosnia." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"An extraordinary evocation of the war in Bosnia, that is also a painful personal story...idiosyncratic, unsparingly graphic, refreshingly critical, and beautifully written." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Loyd's fragmentary reports morph into first-rate war correspondence from Bosnia that places him into the great tradition of Hemingway, Caputo, and Michael Herr." Boston Globe

Review:

"A fascinating look at war from a front-row seat." Denver Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"Magnificent...a stench of blood, excrement, mortar-fire, slivovitz and human bestiality emanates from these pages." Literary Review

Review:

"I have nowhere read a more vivid account of frontline fear and survival." The Times (UK)

Synopsis:

"A truly exceptional...account of his time in the Balkans and Chechnya....I read [Loyd's] story of war and addiction (to conflict and to heroin) with a sense of gratitude for the honesty and courage on every page." Independent (UK)"

Synopsis:

Nothing can prepare you for Anthony Loyd's portrait of war. It is the story of the unspeakable terror and the visceral, ecstatic thrill of combat, and the lives and dreams laid to waste by the bloodiest conflict that Europe has witnessed since the Second World War.

Born into a distinguished military family, Loyd was raised on the stories of his ancestors' exploits and grew up fascinated with war. Unsatisfied by a brief career in the British Army, he set out for the killing fields in Bosnia. It was there--in the midst of the roar of battle and the life-and-death struggle among the Serbs, Croatians, and Bosnian Muslims--that he would discover humanity at its worst and best. Profoundly shocking, poetic, and ultimately redemptive, this is an uncompromising look at the brutality of war and its terrifyingly seductive power.

About the Author

Anthony Loyd served as a platoon commander in the British army for operations in Northern Ireland and the Persian Gulf before going to work in Bosnia. He is now a special correspondent for the Times of London, for which he has covered seven other wars, including the conflicts in Chechnya, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, and Kosovo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140298543
Author:
Loyd, Anthony
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Bosnia and hercegovina
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Military - Veterans
Subject:
Yugoslav war, 1991-1995
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.98x5.34x.74 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 336 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140298543 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "I would be lying if I told you I enjoyed the experience of reading this book, but I would also be lying if I said I regretted a minute of it. It simply is a damn good book, and if you are at all interested in wars and why they keep happening, you really should read it." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "Not like any other book on the Yugoslav war, his gripping, viscerally subjective chronicle puts a human face on the tragedy as it mourns the strangled soul of multiethnic Bosnia."
"Review" by , "An extraordinary evocation of the war in Bosnia, that is also a painful personal story...idiosyncratic, unsparingly graphic, refreshingly critical, and beautifully written."
"Review" by , "Loyd's fragmentary reports morph into first-rate war correspondence from Bosnia that places him into the great tradition of Hemingway, Caputo, and Michael Herr."
"Review" by , "A fascinating look at war from a front-row seat."
"Review" by , "Magnificent...a stench of blood, excrement, mortar-fire, slivovitz and human bestiality emanates from these pages."
"Review" by , "I have nowhere read a more vivid account of frontline fear and survival."
"Synopsis" by , "A truly exceptional...account of his time in the Balkans and Chechnya....I read [Loyd's] story of war and addiction (to conflict and to heroin) with a sense of gratitude for the honesty and courage on every page." Independent (UK)"
"Synopsis" by ,
Nothing can prepare you for Anthony Loyd's portrait of war. It is the story of the unspeakable terror and the visceral, ecstatic thrill of combat, and the lives and dreams laid to waste by the bloodiest conflict that Europe has witnessed since the Second World War.

Born into a distinguished military family, Loyd was raised on the stories of his ancestors' exploits and grew up fascinated with war. Unsatisfied by a brief career in the British Army, he set out for the killing fields in Bosnia. It was there--in the midst of the roar of battle and the life-and-death struggle among the Serbs, Croatians, and Bosnian Muslims--that he would discover humanity at its worst and best. Profoundly shocking, poetic, and ultimately redemptive, this is an uncompromising look at the brutality of war and its terrifyingly seductive power.

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