Generation Kill by Evan Wright audiobook

Generation Kill: Devildogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War

By Evan Wright
Read by Patrick Lawlor

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200127931

  • ISBN: 9798200127924

  • ISBN: 9798200127948

Runtime: 13.37 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

They were called a generation without heroes. Then they were called upon to be heroes. Within hours of 9/11, America's war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears—soldiers raised on hip-hop, Internet porn, Marilyn Manson, video games, and The Real World, a band of born-again Christians, dopers, Buddhists, and New Agers who gleaned their precepts from kung fu movies and Oprah Winfrey. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary, and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional, and moral horrors ahead, the "First Suicide Battalion" would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Generation Kill is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality, and camaraderie of a new American war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

One of the best books to come out of the Iraq war.... An adrenaline rush of intelligent prose. Financial Times
“Nuanced and grounded in details often overlooked in daily journalistic accounts…A complex portrait of able young men raised on video games and trained as killers.” New York Times
“A pungently written combat narrative and a close-range study of a bunch of twentysomething warriors trying to get a handle on who they are.” Time
“One of the best books to come out of the Iraq war…An adrenaline rush of intelligent prose.” Financial Times

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Author

Author Bio: Evan Wright

Author Bio: Evan Wright

Evan Wright, author of Generation Kill and Hella Nation, is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. He has also written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Wright has won two National Magazine Awards for reporting and profile writing, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, a PEN Literary Award, and a General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. He lives in southern California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English