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    DescriptionVisit HBO's Generation Kill website here."The New York Times" bestseller--"one of the best books to come out of the second Iraq war." ("Financial Times") Within hours of 9/11, America's war on terrorism fell to those like the 23 Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ed 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. Read Evan Wright's posts on the Penguin Blog.


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    Title
    Generation Kill
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Evan Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780425200407
    ISBN 10: 042520040X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBQ
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    DC22: 956.70443
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST, CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027170
    DC21: 956.70443
    DC22: 956.7044/3
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS79.76 .W75 2005
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027110
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Evan Wright is the author of Generation Kill, now the basis of the HBO miniseries for which he served as co-writer. Wright earned his degree in medieval and Renaissance studies from Vassar College, an education he soon put work at "Hustler " magazine, where he served as "Entertainment Editor." In the late 1990's he began writing feature articles for "Rolling Stone." At "Rolling Stone " Wright focused on youth subcultures, from radical environmentalists to skinheads to sorority girls. His work is characterized by immersion in his subjects' worlds, detailed reporting and dark humor. After 9/ll he pitched his editor on the idea that since the US military was "basically another youth subculture," he ought to be writing about it. He has covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards, one for reporting on the war in Iraq in Rolling Stone and the other for a profile published in "Vanity Fair." Generation Kill received numerous awards, including the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the "Los Angeles Times" book award, a PEN USA literary prize and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's award for "Best History of the Marine Corps." He is currently at work on two books for Putnam: "Hella Nation," a collection of essays and reporting to be published in the Spring of 2009"The Seed," a reported memoir of brainwashing to be published in the Summer of 2010.