Generation Kill

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2005 - History - 384 pages
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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.

 

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Great book with good insight about conflict and war. - Goodreads
The writer does nothing to critique US policy - Goodreads
The prose is very well written, and ranks - Goodreads
great insight into who's actually fighting our wars. - Goodreads
At least it's educational. - Goodreads
great insight into the mind of today's military men. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

Wow. This was an incredible book. It was funny and yet heart-wrenching, and it was extremely difficult to put down when I needed to be doing other things like studying for exams. Evan Wright actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mullgirl - Goodreads

I think I did this backwards :) I saw the HBO miniseries Generation Kill based (often verbatim) on this book. Both the HBO series and this book are very well done. Thought provoking and not glossed up ... Read full review

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Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
PROLOGUE
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
NINETEEN
TWENTY
TWENTYONE
TWENTYTWO
TWENTYTHREE
TWENTYFOUR
TWENTYFIVE
TWENTYSIX

SEVEN
EIGHT
NINE
TEN
ELEVEN
TWELVE
THIRTEEN
FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN
SIXTEEN
SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN
TWENTYSEVEN
TWENTYEIGHT
TWENTYNINE
THIRTY
THIRTYONE
THIRTYTWO
THIRTYTHREE
THIRTYFOUR
THIRTYFIVE
EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Evan Wright is a contributing editor for "Rolling Stone," His Rolling Stone feature "Mad Dogs and Lawyers" is anthologized in "Best American Crime Writing 2003,

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