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What Every Person Should Know About War
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date June 3, 2003
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743255127
ISBN-10 0743255127
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.36 lbs.
Original list price $13.99
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Summary
A distinguished New York Times journalist provides a sobering look at the physical and psychological implications of war and utilizes a question-and-answer format to address such issues as the actual experience of warfare, the symptoms of a nerve agent, fear, how it feels to kill someone, what it is like to live in combat, and more. Original. 35,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself.

Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies.
• What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war?
• What does it feel like to get shot?
• What do artillery shells do to you?
• What is the most painful way to get wounded?
• Will I be afraid?
• What could happen to me in a nuclear attack?
• What does it feel like to kill someone?
• Can I withstand torture?
• What are the long-term consequences of combat stress?
• What will happen to my body after I die?

This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.

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from Free Pr (June 3, 2003)
9780743255127 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $13.99
About: A distinguished New York Times journalist provides a sobering look at the physical and psychological implications of war and utilizes a question-and-answer format to address such issues as the actual experience of warfare, the symptoms of a nerve agent, fear, how it feels to kill someone, what it is like to live in combat, and more.
Miscellaneous
from Free Pr (November 1, 2007)
9781416583141 | details & prices | 192 pages | List price $9.99

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