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The forever war
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
x, 368 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Description
From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable book that captures, in stunning vignettes, snapshots, and episodes, the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins's work in Iraq was hailed by David Halberstam as reporting of the highest quality imaginable. Now, through Filkins's eyes, we witness the chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, led to the attacks of 9/11, and culminated in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins's camera moves across a vast and various landscape of amazing characters and astonishing scenes: deserts, mountains, and streets of carnage; a public amputation performed by Taliban; the days and nights of 9/11 rescue workers. He takes us inside the homes of suicide bombers and into street-to-street combat alongside a battalion of U.S. Marines in Falluja. We meet Iraqi insurgents; an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days; Ahmed Chalabi, who tricked America into war; and Ahmed Shah Masoud, the anti-Taliban rebel killed by Al Qaeda. Like no other book, The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of the war on terror and of the experiences of the people involved, combatants and victims alike. It is a stunning debut: a brilliant, fearless book about one war and, ultimately, about all war.
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956.70443 F483f
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307266392, 0307266397

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-353) and index.
Description
A prizewinning "New York Times" correspondent chronicles a remarkable chain of events that begins with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continues with the attacks of 9/11, and moves on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Filkins, D. (2008). The forever war. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Filkins, Dexter. 2008. The Forever War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Filkins, Dexter, The Forever War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Filkins, Dexter. The Forever War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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