Generation Kill

Generation Kill

Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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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 breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears-soldiers raised on hip-hop, Internet porn, Marilyn Manson, video games, and The Real World, a band of born-again Christians, dopers, Buddhists, and New Agers who gleaned their precepts from kung fu movies and Oprah Winfrey. 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.Generation Kill 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781400129744
1400129745
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.)) : digital

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Jun 27, 2012

An excellent first hand account by the reporter that was embedded with Marine Recon units during the opening days of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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