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Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The latest flexing of journalistic muscle from Vanity Fair contributor Junger (A Death in Belmont, 2006, etc.).The author dives into the most perilous form of immersion journalism, attempting to create an unflinching account of frontline combat. The prototype of this approach is Michael Herr's peerless Dispatches (1977), a thoroughly unsentimental, grunt-level view of the Vietnam War's bloodiest ... Read full review

Review: War

Editorial Review - - Harvey Freedenberg

Midway through Sebastian Junger's intense and often disturbing account of his time embedded with the men of the Second Platoon of Battle Company in Afghanistan appeared a passage that brought me up short. In it, he describes what he calls “Vietnam moments,” ones in which “you weren't getting lied to as getting asked to participate in a kind of collective wishful thinking.” For most of us ... Read full review

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