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The Forever War
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2008
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From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable 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 the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.Filkins's narrative moves across a vast and various landscape of amazing characters and astonishing scenes: a public amputation performed by the Taliban, children frolicking in minefields, skies streaked white by the contrails of B-52's, a night's sleep in the rubble of Ground Zero. We venture into a torture chamber run by Saddam Hussein. We go into the homes of suicide bombers, meet Iraqi insurgents, and an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days.The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today's battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America's wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself.
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Street Date:
09/23/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781415957837
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Dexter Filkins. (2008). The Forever War. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Dexter Filkins. 2008. The Forever War. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Dexter Filkins, The Forever War. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2008.

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Dexter Filkins. The Forever War. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2008.

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