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"If you thought you knew what the Afghanistan war was like, Sebastian Junger brings a jolt of reality that leaves you questioning whether the war can, or even should, be won. This is frontline, raw, combat reporting the quality of which you don't often read, because quite frankly, most war reporters never see it. Junger has and he doesn't hold back in the telling."
-Peter Mansbridge ()
Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont and Fire. 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 City.
Brilliant. Junger sets out to put the reader in the middle of war, to try to understand what life is really like for soldiers and what motivates them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sean McCullough
The author manages to convey something of what it was like to fight in Afghanistan and gives an excellent analysis of why young men perform so well in an increasingly unpopular... Read morePublished 20 months ago by kendai
The 13th Valley set in Afghanistan. Recommend to all comfortable Americans. Junger does it again. The politicians that send them should definitely read this.Published on May 4 2013 by snort
When I finished reading this book I lingered on the final words the author had to say to one of the soldiers he was embedded with in Aghanistan: "You got me there, O'Byrne; you got... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2011 by C. Danute Cekauskas, LCSW
It has been incredibly difficult to find meaning in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan at the political, strategic, and tactical levels. Read morePublished on July 28 2011 by Jeffrey Swystun
War is without reservation the best book on the genre. Broken down into three parts: Fear, Killing & Love, it details the physical events and mental hurdles men facing combat have... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2010 by Cynical Critic