The Forever War by Dexter Filkins audiobook

The Forever War

By Dexter Filkins
Read by Robertson Dean

Random House Audio
11.64 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781415957820

From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable audiobook that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prize-winning New York Times correspondent, we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins’s narrative moves across a vast and various landscape of amazing characters and astonishing scenes: a public amputation performed by the Taliban, children frolicking in minefields, skies streaked white by the contrails of B-52’s, a night’s sleep in the rubble of Ground Zero. We venture into a torture chamber run by Saddam Hussein.  We go into the homes of suicide bombers, meet Iraqi insurgents, and an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days. The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today’s battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike.  It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America’s wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction

Winner of the 2008 Cornelius Ryan Award

Winner of the 2009 Colby Award

A 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Current Interest

A 2008 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction, 2008

A 2008 USA Today Best Book for Nonfiction

A 2009 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Nonfiction

A 2008 Washington Post Best Book for Nonfiction

A 2008 Los Angeles Times Best Book for Nonfiction

A 2008 Guardian Best Book of the Year for Nonfiction

A 2008 Boston Globe Book of the Year for Nonfiction

Selected for the October 2008 Indie Next List

A 2008 ALA Notable Book for Nonfiction

From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable audiobook that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prize-winning New York Times correspondent, we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins’s narrative moves across a vast and various landscape of amazing characters and astonishing scenes: a public amputation performed by the Taliban, children frolicking in minefields, skies streaked white by the contrails of B-52’s, a night’s sleep in the rubble of Ground Zero. We venture into a torture chamber run by Saddam Hussein.  We go into the homes of suicide bombers, meet Iraqi insurgents, and an American captain who loses a quarter of his men in eight days. The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today’s battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike.  It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America’s wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself.

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Author Bio: Dexter Filkins

Author Bio: Dexter Filkins

Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, has covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Before that, he worked for the Los Angeles Times, where he was chief of the paper’s New Delhi bureau, and for the Miami Herald. In 2009, he was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Afghanistan and Pakistan. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English