Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American War

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American War Author Evan Wright
ISBN-10 0425224740
ISBN-13 9780425224748
Year 2008-07-01
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons
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Based on Evan Wright s National Magazine Award winning story in Rolling Stone this is the raw firsthand accountof the 2003 Iraq invasion that inspired the HBO original mini series Within hours of 9 11 Americas 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 forebearssoldiers 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 Hailed as one of the best books to come out of the Iraq war Financial Times 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

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