The Good Soldiers (英語) ハードカバー – 2009/9/15
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In January 2007, the young and optimistic soldiers of the 2-16, the American infantry battalion known as the Rangers, were sent to Iraq as part of the surge. Their job would be to patrol one of the most dangerous areas of Baghdad.For fifteen months, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel was with them, following them almost every grueling step of the way. The resulting account of that time, The Good Soldiers, is a searing, shattering portrait of the face of modern war. In telling the story of these soldiers, both the heroes and the ruined, David Finkel has also written a classic work of war reporting. --このテキストは、CD版に関連付けられています。
'[A] ferociously reported, darkly humorous and spellbinding book - You will be able to take this book down from the shelf years from now and say: This is what happened. This is what it felt like.' Doug Stanton, New York Times 'Brilliant, heartbreaking, deeply true. The Good Soldiers offers the most intimate view of life and death in a twenty-first-century combat unit I have ever read. Unsparing, unflinching, and, at times, unbearable.' Rick Atkinson, author of In the Company of Soldiers 'Heart-stopping... harrowing - immediate and visceral.' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 'Unsparing - This wrenching account brings alive not only the horror of roadside bombs and mortar blasts, but the oft ignored aftermath of grief and suffering' Michael Kenney, Boston Globe 'The finest book yet written on the platoon-level combat of the Iraq war... Unforgettable.' Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars 'The best account I have read of the life of one unit in the Iraq war. It is closely observed, carefully recorded and beautifully written. David Finkel doesn't just take you into the lives of our soldiers, he takes you deep into their nightmares.' Thomas E. Ricks, author of Fiasco and The Gamble --このテキストは、CD版に関連付けられています。商品の説明をすべて表示する
If you are looking for a book which focuses on tactics, or a military fantasy, walk away. If you are looking for a hard nosed look at the brutality of war, and the often tragic toll it takes on the bodies and minds of soldiers and civilians, this is a great and important book.