Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
War is a Froce That Gives Us Meanin

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Politics » Freedom & Security » International Security

War is a Froce That Gives Us Meanin

By Chris Hedges

$28.98  
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from USA
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback / softback, 224 pages
Published In: United States, 01 August 2003
As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans. Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive: "It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living."
Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting the most basic human desires. Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a work of terrible power and redemptive clarity whose truths have never been more necessary.

About the Author

Chris Hedges has been a foreign correspondent for fifteen years. Currently on staff at "The New York Times," he has previously worked for "The Dallas Morning News," "The Christian Science Monitor," and National Public Radio. He holds a master of divinity from Harvard University. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"A brilliant, thoughtful, timely and unsettling book. . . . Abounds with Hedges' harrowing and terribly moving eyewitness accounts . . . Powerful and informative." "- The New York Times Book Review""The best kind of war journalism: It is bitterly poetic and ruthlessly philosophical. It sends out a powerful message to people contemplating the escalation of the 'war against terrorism.'" "-Los Angeles Times""Chris Hedges has written a powerful book, one which bears sad witness to what veterans have long understood . . . [A] somber and timely warning to those - in any society - who would evoke the emotions of war for the pursuit of political gain." --General Wesley K. Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and author of Waging Modern War"""[A] powerful chronicle of modern war . . . .A persuasive call for humility and realism in the pursuit of national goals by force of arms . . . .a potent and eloquent warning." "--The New York Times""No one is in a better position than Hedges to pronounce on the revolting things war does to everyone caught up in it. . . . A confession of rare and frightening honesty." "-Slate.com"

EAN: 9781400034635
ISBN: 1400034639
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Dimensions: 20.22 x 13.36 x 1.52 centimetres (0.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

1 review(s)
All Reviews
1
1
Jak on
 
Suupppper Goood Booooook 5starszzsz

Little Poem ..Must Read...

If in my quest to achieve my goals
I Stumble or crumble and lose my soul
Those that knew me would easily co-sign
There was never a life as hard as mine
No father - No money - No chance and No guide
I only follow my voice inside.
If it guides me wrong and I do not win
I'll learn from my mistakes and try to achieve again
```````

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling War is a Froce That Gives Us Meanin on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.