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The Fighters : Americans in Combat
by C. J. Chivers




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The harrowing account of US soldiers caught in America's forever wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that The New York Times calls "relentless...a classic of war reporting," by Pulitzer Prize winner and former Marine C.J. Chivers.

More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001, and C.J. Chivers reported on both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant.

Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared.

The Fighters is a "gripping, unforgettable" (The Boston Globe) portrait of modern warfare. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters is "a masterful work of atmospheric reporting, and it's a book that will have every reader asking--with varying degrees of urgency or anger or despair--the final question Chivers himself asks: 'How many lives had these wars wrecked?'" (Christian Science Monitor).

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Overview

The harrowing account of US soldiers caught in America's forever wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that The New York Times calls "relentless...a classic of war reporting," by Pulitzer Prize winner and former Marine C.J. Chivers.

More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001, and C.J. Chivers reported on both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant.

Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared.

The Fighters is a "gripping, unforgettable" (The Boston Globe) portrait of modern warfare. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters is "a masterful work of atmospheric reporting, and it's a book that will have every reader asking--with varying degrees of urgency or anger or despair--the final question Chivers himself asks: 'How many lives had these wars wrecked?'" (Christian Science Monitor).

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781451676662
  • ISBN-10: 1451676662
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: May 2019
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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