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The Resource Generation kill : Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war, Evan Wright

Generation kill : Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war, Evan Wright

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Generation kill : Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war
Title
Generation kill
Title remainder
Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war
Statement of responsibility
Evan Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Generation Kill follows the twenty-three Marines of First Recon, in a platoon that spearheaded the blitzkrieg on Iraq. This elite unit, nicknamed "First Suicide Battalion, " took the fight directly to the enemy by racing ahead of American battle forces, literally driving into suspected ambush points from the opening days of the invasion until after the fall of Baghdad. Author Evan Wright was embedded for two months with this group and saw frequent action, never leaving the side of the battle-hardened team. In one thirty-day stretch they participated in violent engagement nearly every day. He was welcomed into their ranks - even offered a weapon. From this bird's-eye perspective Wright tells the unsettling story of young men trained by their country to become ruthless killers. He chronicles all the triumph and horror - physical, moral, emotional and spiritual - that these Marines endured."
  • "Like such works as Michael Herr's Dispatches and Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers, Wright's book is a portrait of a generation. There is Sergeant Colbert, the icy professional who somehow manages to keep this ragged fraternity together; Corporal Trombley, the shy one who develops a taste for killing; Lieutenant Fick, the Ivy League graduate who would challenge his commander but never break faith with his men; and Captain America, the swaggering, out-of-control commander who is later investigated for war crimes."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Wright rode into Iraq on March 20, 2003, with a platoon of First Reconnaissance Battalion Marines, the Marine Corps' special operations unit whose motto is "Swift, Silent, Deadly." These highly trained and highly motivated First Recon Marines were the leading unit of the American-led invasion force. Wright wrote about that experience in a three-part series in Rolling Stone that was hailed for its evocative, accurate war reporting
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 2004.
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2005.
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154363
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wright , Evan
Dewey number
956.70443
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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Iraq War, 2003
Target audience
adult
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Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war
Label
Generation kill : Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war, Evan Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000025425308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780399151934
Lccn
2004044682
Other physical details
ill., 2 maps
Label
Generation kill : Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war, Evan Wright
Publication
Control code
000025425308
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780399151934
Lccn
2004044682
Other physical details
ill., 2 maps

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