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The Forever War (Vintage)

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Awards

National Bestseller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year

One of the Best Books of the Year:

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

Review-A-Day

"[I]f what Michael Herr brought back from Vietnam in Dispatches (1977) was a sort of Jackson Pollock — streaks 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, Harper's Magazine (read the entire Harper's Magazine review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

National Bestseller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, has covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Before that, he worked for the Los Angeles Times, where he was chief of the papers New Delhi bureau, and for The Miami Herald. In 2009, he was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has received a George Polk Award and two Overseas Press Club awards. Most recently, he was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307279446
Author:
Filkins, Dexter
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Military - Persian Gulf War (1991)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 HALFTONES
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.01x5.23x.80 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307279446 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "[I]f what Michael Herr brought back from Vietnam in Dispatches (1977) was a sort of Jackson Pollock — streaks 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." (read the entire Harper's Magazine review)
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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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