What Every Person Should Know about War


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Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ...

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stephanie c

Jan 13, 2011

On the Money

Straight, to the point, no punches. A little dated, but the facts are still there. A to-be-trusted author. And a good companion to War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, which is one of the best books I have ever read, period.

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