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By J. Kael Weston

ISBN-10: 0345806948

ISBN-13: 9780345806949

ISBN-10: 0385351127

ISBN-13: 9780385351126

ISBN-10: 0399567623

ISBN-13: 9780399567629

A New York instances Editors' Choice
A Military occasions Best publication of the Year

A powerfully written firsthand account of the human bills of conflict.

J. Kael Weston spent seven years at the flooring in Iraq and Afghanistan operating for the U.S. kingdom division in essentially the most risky frontline destinations. Upon his go back domestic, whereas touring the rustic to pay appreciate to the lifeless and wounded, he requested himself: whilst will those wars finish? How will they be remembered and memorialized? What classes do we examine from them?

These are questions with out quickly solutions, yet might be ones that will bring about a shared reckoning priceless of the sacrifices of those—troops and civilians alike—whose lives were replaced by means of greater than a decade and a half war.

Weston takes us from Twentynine arms in California to Fallujah in Iraq, Khost and Helmand in Afghanistan, Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming, and long island urban, in addition to to out-of-the-way areas in Iowa and Texas. We meet generals, corporals and captains, senators and ambassadors, NATO allies, Iraqi truck drivers, urban councils, imams and mullahs, Afghan schoolteachers, madrassa and faculty scholars, former Taliban opponents and ex-Guantánamo felony detainees, a torture sufferer, SEAL and Delta strength groups, and lots of Marines.

The total body for the publication, from which the name is taken, facilities on squaddies who've bought a grievous wound to the face. there's a second in the course of their restoration once they needs to glance upon their reconstructed visual appeal for the 1st time. this is often referred to as “the replicate test.” From an complex tapestry of voices and stories—Iraqi, Afghan, and American—Weston offers a bigger reflect attempt for our state in its international function. An unflinching and deep exam of the interaction among war and international relations, this is often a necessary book—a the most important examine the United States now, the way it is seen on the earth and the way the country perspectives itself.

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A brand new York occasions Editors' ChoiceA army occasions top ebook of the YearA powerfully written firsthand account of the human bills of clash. J. Kael Weston spent seven years at the floor in Iraq and Afghanistan operating for the U. S. nation division in one of the most risky frontline destinations.

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