Generation Kill : Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War (Paperback)

Author: Wright, Evan

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A narrative on the lives of twenty-three First Recon marines who led the blitzkrieg on Iraq describes their training, their dangerous entry into suspected ambush points, and the physical and psychological challenges they faced in skirmishes leading to the fall of Baghdad. 125,000 first printing. *Author: Wright, Evan *Subtitle: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War *Publication Date: 2008/07/01 *Number of Pages: 370 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 9.00

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780425224748
SKU 206730452
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0425224740
Release Date 7/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 1T
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"[A] much better book than the title would indicate....Given the severe limitations of seeing war through the eyes of the killers, [Evans's] book is nevertheless sensitive, thoughtful, nuanced, and he is able because of his honesty, to capture the sickness and perversion of the battlefield.....As war memoirs go this one is first-rate, as long as we remember that it is a portrait of warriors, not war."
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Annotation Through the experiences of 23 Marines who were the first into Iraq in 2003, and who led the charge to Baghdad, journalist Evan Wright provides a ground-level warrior's view of modern combat. Wright provides portraits of the new American soldiers: distinguished by their many pop culture references--video games, the Internet, hip hop, and porn--and, for some, by their born-again Christianity while, for others, by their interest in alternative religion. Wright also discusses their training along with their use of new technology, weapons, and tactics. Wright's often-vivid reporting brings out the one big reality: war is hell.
Editors Note Read Evan Wright's posts on the Penguin Blog. Read about the Penguin Group (USA) partnership with HBO in support of the Generation Kill Troop Drive here. They were called a generation without heroes. Then they were called upon to be heroes. Within hours of 9/11, America?s war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new pop-culture breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears?soldiers raised on hip hop, video games and The Real World. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional and moral horrors ahead, the ?First Suicide Battalion? would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Now a major HBO event, Generation Kill is the national bestselling book based on the National Magazine Award- winning story in Rolling Stone. It is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality and camaraderie of a new American War.
Editors Note 2 A narrative on the lives of twenty-three First Recon marines who led the blitzkrieg on Iraq describes their training, their dangerous entry into suspected ambush points, and the physical and psychological challenges they faced in skirmishes leading to the fall of Baghdad. 125,000 first printing.
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