Generation Kill

Author: Evan Wright
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448126293
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Generation Kill is about the young men sent to fight their nation's first open-ended war since Vietnam. Despite the flurry of media images to come of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, you have never really met any of these people, who serve as front-line troops. For whatever reason, the media simply doesn't get them. As we all know, news accounts of the last two wars focused almost exclusively on battlefield imagery of high-tech weapons wreaking astounding destruction, comply with analysis from retired army grandees and other experts, punctuated by the odd heart-warming patriotic sound-bite. The troops themselves play a role in the media's presentation of recent wars rather like extras in The Triumph of the Will. They are everywhere yet somehow invisible. When they speak you get the sense that what they are saying has been carefully scripted. Now Generation Kill tells the soldiers' story in their own words. The narrative focuses on a platoon of 23 marines, many of them veterans of Afghanistan, whose elite reconnaissance unit spearheaded the blitzkrieg on Iraq. This is the story of young men that have been trained to become ruthless killers. It's about surviving death. It's about taking part in a war many questioned before it even began. Evan Wright was the only reporter with First Recon, which operated well ahead of most other forces, usually behind enemy lines. They were among the first marines sent into the fight and one of the last units still engaged on the outskirts of Iraq, even after the city centre fell. Generation Kill is not just a combat chronicle but an inside look at how people fighting in war actually experience it. It is both an action narrative like Black Hawk Down and a detailed portrait of a generation at war along the lines of Band of Brothers. It is not a book you are going to forget in a hurry...

Generation Kill

Author: Evan Wright
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101207611
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: History

Based on Evan Wright's National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone, this is the raw, firsthand account of the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO® original mini-series. 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. 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. Hailed as “one of the best books to come out of the Iraq war”(Financial Times), 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.

Generation Kill

Author: Evan Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 0593053729
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Iraq War, 2003

Generation Kill is about the young men sent to fight their nation's first open-ended war since Vietnam. Despite the flurry of media images to come out of the recent wars in Afganistan and Iraq, you never really meet any of these people, who served as front-line troops. For whatever reason, the media simply doesn't get them. As we all know, news accounts of the last two wars focused almost exclusively on battlefield imagery of high-tech weapons wreaking astounding distruction, coupled with analysis from retired army grandees and other experts, punctuated by the odd heart-warming patriotic sound-bite. The troops themselves play a role in the media's presentation of recent wars rather like extras in The Triumph of the Will. They are everywhere yet somehow invisible. When they speak you get the sense that what they are saying has been carefully scripted. Now Generation Kill tells the soldiers' story in their own words.

100 Statements about Generation Kill That Almost Killed My Hamster

Author: Christian Hannay
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5458794559
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Generation Kill." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

One Bullet Away

Author: Nathaniel C. Fick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349548
Release Date: 2006-09-07
Genre: History

If the Marines are “the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick’s career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a platoon in Afghanistan just after 9/11 and advances to the pinnacle—Recon— two years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. His vast skill set puts him in front of the front lines, leading twenty-two Marines into the deadliest conflict since Vietnam. He vows to bring all his men home safely, and to do so he’ll need more than his top-flight education. Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between military ideals and military practice, which can mock those ideals. In this deeply thoughtful account of what it’s like to fight on today’s front lines, Fick reveals the crushing pressure on young leaders in combat. Split-second decisions might have national consequences or horrible immediate repercussions, but hesitation isn’t an option. One Bullet Away never shrinks from blunt truths, but ultimately it is an inspiring account of mastering the art of war.

100 Opinions You Can Trust on Generation Kill

Author: Jack Orek
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5517206581
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Generation Kill." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Kill Your Idols

Author: Jim DeRogatis
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
ISBN: 1569802769
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Music

A collection of 34 essays in which some of the best rock critics of Generation X and Y address allegedly 'great' albums that they despise. A spirited assault on the pantheon that has been foisted upon this new generation of music critics, a defiant slap in the face to the narrow and hegemonic view of rock history presented by the Baby Boom generation's critics. As a collection of the new generation of rock writers, it is the first of its kind, as well as the first and only anthology devoted solely to critiquing rock and roll's most sacred cows.

Prisoner of X

Author: Allan MacDonell
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 9781932595130
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

During his tenure in the Hustler trenches, punk-rock dropout Allan MacDonell ascends from entry-level comma-catcher to editorial overlord of the unseemly offerings at Larry Flint Publications. Here is the inside story of running America's most influential porn domain. This is a wildly entertaining memoir about life climbing the bent and fearsome masthead of an infamous magazine and the bittersweet reward of publicly crossing its hillbilly Caesar. Cover art by Daniel Clowes.

Military Books

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1156533937
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 248. Chapters: Anti-war books, Autobiographical military books, Books about military history, Books about terrorism, Books about the United States military, Encyclopedias on the military, Firearm books, Gulf War books, Military fiction, Military industry books, Military medicine books, Military strategy books, Military technology books, Military training books, Naval books, Non-fiction books about war, Victoria Cross books, War of 1812 books, World War II books, World War I books, The Art of War, On War, The Prince, Good-Bye to All That, The Book of Five Rings, Thirty-Six Stratagems, The 33 Strategies of War, Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War, Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer, List of books about World War I, James Robinson Risner, Huolongjing, History of the Peloponnesian War, Dream Pool Essays, Targeted Killing in International Law, Never at War, Suicide Bombers: Who's Next, A Glimpse of Hell, Arthashastra, Facing the Flag, The Begum's Fortune, List of books about the War of 1812, Wujing Zongyao, De Re Militari, Savas Beatie, Casemate Publishers, War novel, Osprey Publishing, Invasion literature, FM 2-22.3 Human Intelligence Collector Operations, The River War, Prison Notebooks, List of United States military books, Flyboys, Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse, The Defence of Duffer's Drift, Extremist Groups, Wuzi, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace, Truppenf hrung, Three Strategies of Huang Shigong, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Paladin of Shadows, Mozg Armii, Blowing Up Russia: Terror from Within, World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion, Verlorene Siege, The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, Solution Unsatisfactory, The Hot Zone, Boy Soldier Series, J.C. Wylie, The Methods of the Sima, The Demon in the Freezer...

Kill All Normies

Author: Angela Nagle
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 9781785355448
Release Date: 2017-06-07
Genre: Social Science

Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battle ground is the internet. On one side the "alt right" ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist movements, to geeky subcultures like 4chan, to more mainstream manifestations such as the Trump-supporting gay libertarian Milo Yiannopolous. On the other side, a culture of struggle sessions and virtue signalling lurks behind a therapeutic language of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The feminist side of the online culture wars has its equally geeky subcultures right through to its mainstream expression. Kill All Normies explores some of the cultural genealogies and past parallels of these styles and subcultures, drawing from transgressive styles of 60s libertinism and conservative movements, to make the case for a rejection of the perpetual cultural turn.

They Can t Kill Us All

Author: Wesley Lowery
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141986159
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Social Science

'A devastating front-line account of the police killings and the young activism that sparked one of the most significant racial justice movements since the 1960s: Black Lives Matter ... Lowery more or less pulls the sheet off America ... essential reading' Junot Díaz, The New York Times, Books of 2016 'Electric ... so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart' Dwight Garner, The New York Times, 'A Top Ten Book of 2016' 'I'd recommend everyone to read this book ... it's not just statistics, it's not just the information, but it's the connective tissue that shows the human story behind it. I really enjoyed it' Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' A deeply reported book on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America, and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it In over a year of on-the-ground reportage, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled across the US to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today. In an effort to grasp the scale of the response to Michael Brown's death and understand the magnitude of the problem police violence represents, Lowery conducted hundreds of interviews with the families of victims of police brutality, as well as with local activists working to stop it. Lowery investigates the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with constant discrimination, failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs. Offering a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, They Can't Kill Us All demonstrates that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice. And at the end of President Obama's tenure, it grapples with a worrying and largely unexamined aspect of his legacy: the failure to deliver tangible security and opportunity to the marginalised Americans most in need of it.

The War I Always Wanted

Author: Brandon Friedman
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
ISBN: 0760331502
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: History

The memoir of a young infantry officer coming of age in a changing world of war, fighting on the shifting front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Gender Violence and Popular Culture

Author: Laura J. Shepherd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136252136
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the intersection of gender and violence in popular culture. Drawing on the latest thinking in critical international relations, media and cultural studies and gender studies, it focuses in particular on a number of popular TV shows including Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Generation Kill, The Corner and The West Wing. The book makes a unique theoretical contribution to the ‘narrative turn’ in International Relations by illustrating the ways in which popular culture and global politics are intertwined and how we make sense of our worlds through these two frames. Methodologically, the book enhances discourse-theoretical analysis in IR through its incorporation of methods from narratology and film studies. The book proposes an aesthetic ethicopolitical approach to global politics which challenges us to interrogate how it becomes possible that we think what we think, it challenges the truths that we hold to be self-evident and that which we take to be common sense. It demands that we think carefully, critically, uncomfortably, about our world(s) – even when we’re ‘only’ watching television.

Assassination Generation

Author: Dave Grossman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316265966
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Social Science

The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killingrevealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.