Dexter Filkins's The Forever War is the best piece of war journalism I've ever read.
Dexter Filkins's The Forever War is the best piece of war journalism I've ever read. He paints a portrait of war that is so nuanced, so filled with absurdities and heartbreak and unexpected heroes and villains, that it makes most of what we see and hear about Iraq and Afghanistan seem shrill and two-dimensional by comparison. Dave Eggers, Guardian Best Books of the Year. The Forever War is already a classic–it has the timeless feel of all great war literature. Dexter Filkins’s combination of courage and sensitivity is so rare that books like his come along only once every major war. This one is ours. George Packer, author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq.
Through the eyes of Filkins, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, we witness the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, the aftermath of the attack on New York on September 11th, and the American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins is the only American journalist to have reported on all these events, and his experiences are conveyed in a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters and astonishing.
Brilliant and fearless, The Forever War is not just about America's wars after 9/11, but about the nature of war itself.
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins, read by Dexter Filkins. 4 years ago4 years ago. History. One of the Best Books of the Year: New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time. Brilliant and fearless, The Forever War is not just about America's wars after 9/11, but about the nature of war itself.
FOREVER WAR Gritty memoirs of Dexter Filkins, New York Times war correspondent in Afghanistan & Iraq. Book launch speech Vancouver 080921 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Recorded by Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock. Visit Radio Ecoshock. He made it, 150 other reporters died.
Dexter Filkins’s The Forever War is the best piece of war journalism I’ve ever read.
The Forever War book. Dexter Filkins - image from PRH Speakers. This is a bleeding, personal image of real-world horror
The Forever War book. This is a bleeding, personal image of real-world horror. Filkins dots his canvas largely in red, with the bloodshed he has seen in war, in Afghanistan, Iraq, on 9/11. The book is comprised of many short passages, images of participants, of events, that offer a visceral experience of these zones of death, deceit and confusion. He does not make pronouncements on what he has witnessed, but puts the images out there for the reader to absorb.
Like no other book, The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today’s battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America’s wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself. They led the man to a spot at the middle of the field.
Dexter Price Filkins (born May 24, 1961) is an American journalist known primarily for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for The New York Times
Dexter Price Filkins (born May 24, 1961) is an American journalist known primarily for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for The New York Times. He was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his dispatches from Afghanistan, and he won a Pulitzer in 2009 as part of a team of Times reporters for their dispatches from Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has been referred to as "the premier combat journalist of his generation". He currently writes for The New Yorker.