Generation Kill

  • Filename: generation-kill.
  • ISBN: 9781448126293
  • Release Date: 2011-12-31
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Evan Wright
  • Publisher: Random House



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

  • Filename: generation-kill.
  • ISBN: 9781101207611
  • Release Date: 2005-02-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Evan Wright
  • Publisher: Penguin



Read Evan Wright's posts on the Penguin Blog. Read about the Penguin Group (USA) partnership with HBO in support of the Generation Kill Troop Drive here. They were called a generation without heroes. Then they were called upon to be heroes. 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. Now a major HBO event, Generation Kill is the national bestselling book based on the National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone. It 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

  • Filename: generation-kill.
  • ISBN: 0593053729
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Evan Wright
  • Publisher:



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.

One Bullet Away

  • Filename: one-bullet-away.
  • ISBN: 0618773436
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Nathaniel Fick
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



An ex-Marine captain shares his story of fighting in a Recon battalion in Afghanistan and Iraq, beginning with his training at Quantico and following his experiences in the deadliest conflicts since the Vietnam War.

100 Statements about Generation Kill That Almost Killed My Hamster

  • Filename: 100-statements-about-generation-kill-that-almost-killed-my-hamster.
  • ISBN: 5458794559
  • Release Date: 2013-01
  • Number of pages: 46
  • Author: Christian Hannay
  • Publisher: Lennex



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.

American Desperado

  • Filename: american-desperado.
  • ISBN: 9780307450432
  • Release Date: 2012-10-16
  • Number of pages: 547
  • Author: Jon Roberts
  • Publisher: Broadway Books



A mafia insider and former head smuggler for the Medellin cartel describes his violent relationships with criminal powers, his alliance with the U.S. government, and his role in reshaping the nation's war on drugs.

Military Books

  • Filename: military-books.
  • ISBN: 1156533937
  • Release Date: 2010-05
  • Number of pages: 50
  • Author: Books, LLC
  • Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series



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 Your Idols

  • Filename: kill-your-idols.
  • ISBN: 1569802769
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jim DeRogatis
  • Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated



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.

Gender Violence and Popular Culture

  • Filename: gender-violence-and-popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781136252136
  • Release Date: 2012-09-10
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Laura J. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Routledge



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.

How to Get Away with Murder in America Drug Lords Dirty Pols Obsessed Cops and the Quiet Man Who Became the CIA s Master Killer

  • Filename: how-to-get-away-with-murder-in-america-drug-lords-dirty-pols-obsessed-cops-and-the-quiet-man-who-became-the-cia-s-master-killer.
  • ISBN: 9781614520344
  • Release Date: 2012-06-27
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Evan Wright
  • Publisher: Byliner Inc.



This is a story that the CIA will not want you to read. It will likely shake your faith in the highest levels of AmericaÕs national security establishment. And it will leave you feeling as if you are living not in the United States but in a seedy banana republic where there is no line between the good guys and the bad guys.Ê In ÒHow to Get Away with Murder in America,Ó the celebrated journalist Evan Wright reveals the extraordinary story of Enrique ÒRickyÓ Prado, an alleged killer for a major Miami drug trafficker who was recruited into the CIA. Despite a grand jury subpoena and a mountain of evidence unearthed by a federal task force, Prado was promoted into the agencyÕs highest echelons and charged with implementing some of the countryÕs most sensitive post-9/11 counterterrorist operations, including the agencyÕs secret Òtargeted assassination unit.Ó All while staying in close touch with his cocaine-trafficking boss and, evidence suggests, taking part in additional killings for him.Ê After Prado retired in 2004 at the rank of SIS-2Ñthe CIA equivalent of a two-star generalÑhe moved to a senior position at Blackwater, the private military contractor, where he continued to run the same, now-outsourced Òdeath squad.Ó Contrary to government assurances that it was never actually activated, Wright reveals explosive testimony from one of the Blackwater assassins that PradoÕs unit was indeed carrying out assigned killings. As a former military intelligence officer told Wright in 2011, ÒPrivate contractors are whacking people like crazy over in Afghanistan for the CIA.ÓÊ In ÒHow to Get Away with Murder in America,Ó Wright discloses never-before-seen federal investigation files and lays out a mind-boggling and ultimately damning indictment of Ricky Prado and the intelligence community that embraced and empowered him. It is the deeply disturbing story of a criminal case abandoned because of CIA intervention, political maneuvering, and possibly corruption. Its cast includes Mafia capos, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, former CNN host Rick Sanchez, and PradoÕs longtime boss at the CIA and then Blackwater, J. Cofer Black, who is now a Òspecial adviserÓ to presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Wright also delivers a stunning portrait of PradoÕs childhood friend Albert San Pedro, a.k.a. Òthe Maniac,Ó the drug lord whom he served for years as loyal bodyguard and enforcer, as well as their longtime nemesis Mike Fisten, the detective who began pursuing them more than two decades ago and still hopes to put them both in prison for murder. There are many conspiracies in WrightÕs story, all of them unsettling. Did the CIA knowingly hire a suspected murderer with strong ties to drug traffickers? Or was the agency a stooge, infiltrated by an underworld hood described by one investigator as Òtechnically, a serial killerÓ? Ê ÒHow to Get Away with Murder in AmericaÓ is likely to have serious repercussions for the U.S. national security establishment. And it will shake to the core your conceptions of government and justice in America.

Kill Or Capture

  • Filename: kill-or-capture.
  • ISBN: 9780547547893
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Daniel Klaidman
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



Presents an examination of the Obama administration that explores its internal power struggles and the seemingly ambivalent measures considered by the president to redefine national security.

Generation kill

  • Filename: generation-kill.
  • ISBN: 7503319461
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 398
  • Author: Evan Wright
  • Publisher:



本书跟踪记叙了对伊拉克发动闪击战时美国海军路战队第一侦察营尖刀排23名陆战队员的战斗行动。

Gender Violence and Popular Culture

  • Filename: gender-violence-and-popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781136252136
  • Release Date: 2012-09-10
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Laura J. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Routledge



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.

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