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In his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created "a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.
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As a veteran of Iraq, my experiences were very different from the men of Battle Co. However, this book captures exactly the brotherhood of combat and the strange groundhog day of war. Read it and you will understand why deployment is the best-worst thing in the world... Thank you, Mr. Junger for writing what needed to be written.
What s gripping book with a non-political stance. I was very impressed with the book. It helps me in my everyday job to understand combat vets just a little bit better.
Junger captures the war experience and brotherhood right on the button. The psychology and research added are tremendously relevant and mind boggling as he links his story telling.