War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

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A veteran "New York Times" war correspondent presents a thought-provoking reflection on how life is lived during times of war, and tackles the ugly truths about humanity's love affair with war, offering a sophisticated, intelligent meditation on the subject that is also gritty, powerful, and unforgettable.

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5toes

Jun 17, 2010

oh no

was unhappy to find underlining in ink in this book, which was touted as new, with simple shelf wear. tut tut.

Avenger

Jan 21, 2010

Great book from great person

Warfare has been more than popular theme in any historical period. Chris' book is eyewitness' guide to modern warfare, but he speaks about constant, eternal questions: why humans wage wars, what they feel when they do it and why this action is insane. Chris is honest, he names things with their names, and he is extremely close to reality. I ordered this book for my post-doctoral research because of all these values.

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