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Generation kill

Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war

Berkley Caliber trade pbk ed.

Published by Berkley Caliber in New York .
Written in English.

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About the Book

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 pop-culture breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears - soldiers raised on hip hop, video games and The Real World. Cock, brave, headstrong, wary and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional and moral horrors ahead, the "First Suicide Battalion" would spearhead the blitzkreig on Iraq, and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer.

Now a major HBO event, Generation Kill is the nation bestselling book based on the National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone. It 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.

Edition Notes

Genre Personal narratives, American.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 956.7044/3
Library of Congress DS79.76 .W75 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination 354 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages 354

ID Numbers

Open Library OL22764086M
Internet Archive generationkillde00wrig_0
ISBN 10 042520040X
ISBN 13 9780425200407
OCLC/WorldCat 57654004
Library Thing 7540
Goodreads 543103

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