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Fourth Estate, 2010 - Afghan War, 2001- - 286 pages
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They were known as "The Rock." For one year, in 2007-2008, Sebastian Junger accompanied a single platoon of thirty men from the storied 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army, as they fought their way through a remote valley in Eastern Afghanistan. Over the course of five trips, Junger was in more firefights than he can count, men he knew were killed or wounded, and he himself was almost killed. His relationship with these soldiers grew so close that they considered him part of the platoon, and he enjoyed an access and a candidness that few, if any, journalists ever attain. WAR is a narrative about combat: the fear of dying, the trauma of killing and the love between platoon-mates who would rather die than let each other down.

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Really, realy good and easy to read. - Goodreads
Plus Junger's writing style was driving me insane. - Goodreads
And then there is the research too. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jerome - Goodreads

From the back cover. Over fifteen months, Sebastian Junger followed a single platoon based at a remote Afghan outpost. His objective: to convert what soldiers experience-what war actuarially feels ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Those of us who have never been to war can only get a sense of what it would be like from talented filmmakers and literate authors. Sebastian Junger, reporting for Vanity Fair (which clearly isn't the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sebastian Junger is the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and A Death in Belmont. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New York.

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