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The forever war

Author: Dexter Filkins
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A prizewinning "New York Times" correspondent chronicles a remarkable chain of events that begins with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continues with the attacks of 9/11, and moves on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dexter Filkins
ISBN: 9780307266392 0307266397
OCLC Number: 213407458
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award, General Nonfiction Winner, 2008
Description: x, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Hells Bells --
pt. 1. Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1998 --
Only this --
Forebodings : Third World --
Jang --
pt. 2. Baghdad, Iraq, March 2003 --
Land of hope and sorrow --
I love you, March 2003 --
Gone forever : Video : The kiss --
A hand in the air : blonde --
A disease : The view from the air --
The man within --
Kill yourself : The cloud : Mogadishu --
Pearland : Habibi --
The vanishing world --
Communiques --
Just talking --
The Mahdi --
Proteus : Your name : Communiques --
The revolution devours its own : the normal --
The labyrinth : The wall --
Fuck us --
The boss --
The turning --
The departed --
Epilogue : laika.
Responsibility: Dexter Filkins.
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A prizewinning "New York Times" correspondent chronicles a remarkable chain of events that begins with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continues with the attacks of 9/11, and moves on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-09-25)

Prologue: Hells bells -- Part one. Kabul, Afghanistan, September 1998: Only this -- Forebodings: Third world -- Jang -- Part two. Baghdad, Iraq, March 2003-: Land of hope and sorrow -- I love you, March 2003 -- Gone forever: Video; The kiss -- A hand in the air: Blonde -- A disease: View from the air -- The man within -- Kill yourself: The cloud; Mogadishu -- Pearland: Habibi -- The vanishing world: Communiqués (1) -- Just talking -- The Mahdi -- Proteus: Your name; Communiqués (2) -- The revolution devours its own: The normal -- The labyrinthe: The wall -- Fuck us -- The boss -- The turning -- The departed -- Epilogue : Laika -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.

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by michaelahern (WorldCat user published 2009-03-19) Very Good Permalink

my favorite part of his book is the time he spends with the young marines. it amazes me the sacrafices they make. the least favorite part of the book was describing the iraqi people: blood thirsty, con artists, low lifes, real scum of the earth. I enjoyed dexter's writing style fast paced and didn't...
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