WAR

By Sebastian Junger (Electronic Book, 2010)
In WAR, New York Times bestselling author Sebastian Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another.

This groundbreaking Enriched Edition of WAR features nearly an hour of riveting video - culled from 150 hours of footage - shot by Junger and British photographer Tim Hetherington. Their unprecedented access allowed them to chronicle one platoon's experience throughout an entire 15-month deployment in the most exposed outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

This Enriched Edition includes:
  • Nearly an hour of video footage shot by Junger and Hetherington as part of their award-winning documentary, Restrepo
  • Exclusive video footage prepared specifically for the eBook that has never been seen in theaters
  • Photographs detailing the experiences of the soldiers at the Korengal Outpost (10 photos)
  • Audio of Sebastian Junger reading an excerpt of WAR (26 minutes)
In the Enriched Edition of WAR, readers can witness first-hand the experiences of these young men at war, and see what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.

In WAR, New York Times bestselling author Sebastian Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another.

This groundbreaking Enriched Edition of WAR features nearly an hour of riveting video - culled from 150 hours of footage - shot by Junger and British photographer Tim Hetherington. Their unprecedented access allowed them to chronicle one platoon's experience throughout an entire 15-month deployment in the most exposed outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

This Enriched Edition includes:
  • Nearly an hour of video footage shot by Junger and Hetherington as part of their award-winning documentary, Restrepo
  • Exclusive video footage prepared specifically for the eBook that has never been seen in theaters
  • Photographs detailing the experiences of the soldiers at the Korengal Outpost (10 photos)
  • Audio of Sebastian Junger reading an excerpt of WAR (26 minutes)
In the Enriched Edition of WAR, readers can witness first-hand the experiences of these young men at war, and see what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times 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 City.
  • Riveting . . . Junger experiences everything [the soldiers] do-nerve-racking patrols, terrifying roadside bombings and ambushes, stultifying weeks in camp when they long for a firefight to relieve the tedium. Despite the stress and the grief when buddies die, the author finds war to be something of an exalted state: soldiers experience an almost sexual thrill in the excitement of a firefight-a response Junger struggles to understand-and a profound sense of commitment to subordinating their self-interests to the good of the unit. Junger mixes visceral combat scenes-raptly aware of his own fear and exhaustion-with quieter reportage and insightful discussions of the physiology, social psychology, and even genetics of soldiering. The result is an unforgettable portrait of men under fire. (Publishers Weekly 
    ).

  • The latest flexing of journalistic muscle from Vanity Fair contributor Junger  . . . 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 years. Yet if Junger's dispatches from the fighting in Afghanistan solidify anything, it's that war American-style hasn't evolved much in the decades since Herr's book . . . As in The Perfect Storm (1997), Junger blends popular science, psychology and history with a breathlessly paced narrative . . . Harrowing. (Kirkus).

Product Details

WAR
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $10.99 US
  • ISBN-13: 9781455500352
  • On Sale Date: 11/15/2010
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