The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

?A classic of war reporting...The author?s stories give heart-rending meaning to the lives and deaths of these men and women, even if policymakers generally have not.??The New York Times Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers? unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America?s longest wars. More than 2.7 million Americans have se ?A classic of war reporting...The author?s stories give heart-rending meaning to the lives and de...

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Title:The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
Author:C.J. Chivers
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1451676646
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq Reviews

  • Robert
    Nov 29, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

    First, I highly recommend this book (five stars plus). Prior to reading 'The Fighters', I was not familiar with author C.J. Chivers. He's now on my short list of top-flight journalists/war correspondents (includes people such as Sebastian Junger and Peter Bergen). For one thing, Chiver...

    The Fighters surprised me by how it kept drawing me back to read despite other obligations like work and sleep. After reading through several fairly one sided accounts of war heroism in Vietnam and Korea, The Fighters impressed me by giving a seemingly more complete accounting of what ...

    Some good stories about Iraq/Afghanistan veterans -- both their time deployed and (often) injuries, recovery, or death. My chief thoughts while reading this were "I hope L. Paul Bremer (of CPA) rots in hell for eternity", but that's a thought I often have (he was responsible for some o...

    This is one tough read. This journalist shows the waste, poor planning, and ineptitude of self aggrandizement by the Congress and the armed forces brass in this seemingly endless war to save the lives of people who no longer believe us by verbally delving into the lives of a number of ...

    Pulitzer Prize Winning author and Special Forces Sargent, Chivers has proven his expertise reporting from war zones and laser-focussing on the meat of an issue. This book is an honest, 360 degree look at the intimate parts of modern warfare, from courage and commitment to suffering and...

    Chivers, a retired Marine and NY Times correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan, has written a compelling compendium of individual fighters? stories that is both sensitive and brutally frank. Above all it celebrates each of the fighters portrayed, their courage, fear and the terrible bu...

  • Julia Wilson
    Sep 14, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

  • Ned Frederick
    Sep 15, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

    First, I highly recommend this book (five stars plus). Prior to reading 'The Fighters', I was not familiar with author C.J. Chivers. He's now on my short list of top-flight journalists/war correspondents (includes people such as Sebastian Junger and Peter Bergen). For one thing, Chiver...

    The Fighters surprised me by how it kept drawing me back to read despite other obligations like work and sleep. After reading through several fairly one sided accounts of war heroism in Vietnam and Korea, The Fighters impressed me by giving a seemingly more complete accounting of what ...

    Some good stories about Iraq/Afghanistan veterans -- both their time deployed and (often) injuries, recovery, or death. My chief thoughts while reading this were "I hope L. Paul Bremer (of CPA) rots in hell for eternity", but that's a thought I often have (he was responsible for some o...

    This is one tough read. This journalist shows the waste, poor planning, and ineptitude of self aggrandizement by the Congress and the armed forces brass in this seemingly endless war to save the lives of people who no longer believe us by verbally delving into the lives of a number of ...

    Pulitzer Prize Winning author and Special Forces Sargent, Chivers has proven his expertise reporting from war zones and laser-focussing on the meat of an issue. This book is an honest, 360 degree look at the intimate parts of modern warfare, from courage and commitment to suffering and...

    Chivers, a retired Marine and NY Times correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan, has written a compelling compendium of individual fighters? stories that is both sensitive and brutally frank. Above all it celebrates each of the fighters portrayed, their courage, fear and the terrible bu...

    Harrowing. Heart-breaking. Honest. Hard to read at times but, given the sacrifices made, I felt it was the least I could do to give all my attention to these grunts-eye-view accounts of unit-level war fighting in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This isn?t a political book, but the ...

  • Chris
    Aug 31, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

  • Elmwoodblues
    Nov 02, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

  • Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com
    Aug 02, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

  • Ryan Lackey
    Aug 29, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

    First, I highly recommend this book (five stars plus). Prior to reading 'The Fighters', I was not familiar with author C.J. Chivers. He's now on my short list of top-flight journalists/war correspondents (includes people such as Sebastian Junger and Peter Bergen). For one thing, Chiver...

    The Fighters surprised me by how it kept drawing me back to read despite other obligations like work and sleep. After reading through several fairly one sided accounts of war heroism in Vietnam and Korea, The Fighters impressed me by giving a seemingly more complete accounting of what ...

    Some good stories about Iraq/Afghanistan veterans -- both their time deployed and (often) injuries, recovery, or death. My chief thoughts while reading this were "I hope L. Paul Bremer (of CPA) rots in hell for eternity", but that's a thought I often have (he was responsible for some o...

  • Lee Woodruff
    Nov 12, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

    First, I highly recommend this book (five stars plus). Prior to reading 'The Fighters', I was not familiar with author C.J. Chivers. He's now on my short list of top-flight journalists/war correspondents (includes people such as Sebastian Junger and Peter Bergen). For one thing, Chiver...

    The Fighters surprised me by how it kept drawing me back to read despite other obligations like work and sleep. After reading through several fairly one sided accounts of war heroism in Vietnam and Korea, The Fighters impressed me by giving a seemingly more complete accounting of what ...

    Some good stories about Iraq/Afghanistan veterans -- both their time deployed and (often) injuries, recovery, or death. My chief thoughts while reading this were "I hope L. Paul Bremer (of CPA) rots in hell for eternity", but that's a thought I often have (he was responsible for some o...

    This is one tough read. This journalist shows the waste, poor planning, and ineptitude of self aggrandizement by the Congress and the armed forces brass in this seemingly endless war to save the lives of people who no longer believe us by verbally delving into the lives of a number of ...

    Pulitzer Prize Winning author and Special Forces Sargent, Chivers has proven his expertise reporting from war zones and laser-focussing on the meat of an issue. This book is an honest, 360 degree look at the intimate parts of modern warfare, from courage and commitment to suffering and...

  • Matthew Trevithick
    Nov 11, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

  • Murray
    Oct 19, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

    First, I highly recommend this book (five stars plus). Prior to reading 'The Fighters', I was not familiar with author C.J. Chivers. He's now on my short list of top-flight journalists/war correspondents (includes people such as Sebastian Junger and Peter Bergen). For one thing, Chiver...

    The Fighters surprised me by how it kept drawing me back to read despite other obligations like work and sleep. After reading through several fairly one sided accounts of war heroism in Vietnam and Korea, The Fighters impressed me by giving a seemingly more complete accounting of what ...

    Some good stories about Iraq/Afghanistan veterans -- both their time deployed and (often) injuries, recovery, or death. My chief thoughts while reading this were "I hope L. Paul Bremer (of CPA) rots in hell for eternity", but that's a thought I often have (he was responsible for some o...

    This is one tough read. This journalist shows the waste, poor planning, and ineptitude of self aggrandizement by the Congress and the armed forces brass in this seemingly endless war to save the lives of people who no longer believe us by verbally delving into the lives of a number of ...

    Pulitzer Prize Winning author and Special Forces Sargent, Chivers has proven his expertise reporting from war zones and laser-focussing on the meat of an issue. This book is an honest, 360 degree look at the intimate parts of modern warfare, from courage and commitment to suffering and...

    Chivers, a retired Marine and NY Times correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan, has written a compelling compendium of individual fighters? stories that is both sensitive and brutally frank. Above all it celebrates each of the fighters portrayed, their courage, fear and the terrible bu...

    Harrowing. Heart-breaking. Honest. Hard to read at times but, given the sacrifices made, I felt it was the least I could do to give all my attention to these grunts-eye-view accounts of unit-level war fighting in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This isn?t a political book, but the ...

    I had mixed feelings about this book. At times, to me, it was tedious and unengaging. But, when it's at its most dynamic, it really grabs you and doesn't let go. A few of the scenarios, where Chivers provides chilling details, are most memorable. A errant bomb that takes out a civilian...

  • Paul
    Jul 01, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

  • Dave
    Oct 15, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

  • Jove
    Oct 26, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

    First, I highly recommend this book (five stars plus). Prior to reading 'The Fighters', I was not familiar with author C.J. Chivers. He's now on my short list of top-flight journalists/war correspondents (includes people such as Sebastian Junger and Peter Bergen). For one thing, Chiver...

    The Fighters surprised me by how it kept drawing me back to read despite other obligations like work and sleep. After reading through several fairly one sided accounts of war heroism in Vietnam and Korea, The Fighters impressed me by giving a seemingly more complete accounting of what ...

  • Dan Downing
    Sep 03, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

  • Jan
    Jul 09, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

    First, I highly recommend this book (five stars plus). Prior to reading 'The Fighters', I was not familiar with author C.J. Chivers. He's now on my short list of top-flight journalists/war correspondents (includes people such as Sebastian Junger and Peter Bergen). For one thing, Chiver...

    The Fighters surprised me by how it kept drawing me back to read despite other obligations like work and sleep. After reading through several fairly one sided accounts of war heroism in Vietnam and Korea, The Fighters impressed me by giving a seemingly more complete accounting of what ...

    Some good stories about Iraq/Afghanistan veterans -- both their time deployed and (often) injuries, recovery, or death. My chief thoughts while reading this were "I hope L. Paul Bremer (of CPA) rots in hell for eternity", but that's a thought I often have (he was responsible for some o...

    This is one tough read. This journalist shows the waste, poor planning, and ineptitude of self aggrandizement by the Congress and the armed forces brass in this seemingly endless war to save the lives of people who no longer believe us by verbally delving into the lives of a number of ...

  • Donna Davis
    Aug 23, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

  • Rob Lewis
    Sep 15, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

  • Steven Z.
    Sep 18, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

  • Jean
    Sep 21, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

  • Lea
    Sep 29, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

  • Ruby
    Sep 08, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

  • Dave
    Sep 27, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...

    Excellent We still have people that are willing to give everything for us who get ignored in the political shuffle and then forgotten when they get home. This book does a really nice job of telling the stories of six of them. I feel ashamed that we have been at war for nearly two d...

    First, I highly recommend this book (five stars plus). Prior to reading 'The Fighters', I was not familiar with author C.J. Chivers. He's now on my short list of top-flight journalists/war correspondents (includes people such as Sebastian Junger and Peter Bergen). For one thing, Chiver...

  • Devin Croft
    Oct 01, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

  • Grouchy Historian
    Jun 09, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

  • Russel Henderson
    Sep 10, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

  • Rey
    Dec 03, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

  • Sean Elliot
    Oct 27, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

  • Chaz
    Sep 03, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

  • Chris
    Nov 09, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

  • Brent
    Sep 17, 2018

    The book won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book is a bit different in that it discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from the viewpoint of the privates to captains who fought the battles. Chivers said ?he set out to chronicle the long arc and human experience of combat for Americ...

    Chivers is a senior editor at The New York Times, and has won the Pulitzer for journalism. This meaty but readable book is the culmination of his years covering the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not the creation of a man parked in a library behind his laptop; he has personal...

    Recently, C. J. Chivers appeared on Book TV/C-SPAN and describes how he went about writing his new book, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. After 9/11 the US military mission was to root out and defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Chivers, a New York...

    This account of on the ground fighters in the US military in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq deeply impressed me. It was factual, at times a bit dry, but still very readable and surprisingly objective. And then at times it's like a hit in the gut. There were moments where I had to put...

    The Fighters honors the soldiers who try to see through the fog of war every day: the medical corpsman who has to triage a roadside bomb and the helicopter instructor pilot who takes his students through their first missions. They may not be directly connected to ?why? of the missi...

    For more reviews and bookish thoughts please visit: http://www.ManOfLaBook.com The Fighters by C.J. Chivers is a non-fiction book offering unnerving accounts of soldiers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Chivers is a Pulitzer Prize?winning New York Times journalist and fo...

    Chivers focuses his narrative on the lives of fighters ( I?m so glad he didn?t use the word warrior)he met while reporting on the Middle East for the past two decades. We slip into and out of their lives during this endless period of war. His introduction is as elegant a denunciati...

    A different spin on the typical book of soldiers at war like Band of Brothers. Follows Americans through multiple combat tours spanning several years and both Iraq and Afghanistan. Show the real cost that over a decade of war had on these warriors. ...

    I gave this 5 stars because I couldn't give it 6. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a tough read, but I think an important one. It eschews the chest-thumping, "God & Country" narrative that has passed for military memoirs in recent years and adopts a much more thoug...

    America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall. --handwritten note on the wall of the government center in Ramadi, Iraq, in January 2007 C.J.Chivers has written a factual 'The Things They Carried' for a new generation, a book that is not alway...

    A modern military history masterpiece! Here is my review in the Providence Journal: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3... ...

    I read this book to try to understand at least a small part of what life is like for the men and women fighting in today's wars. Chivers reports with a straight-forward style that allows the soldiers to have the spotlight. He doesn't need to embellish because the stories themselves are...

    4.5 stars - heartbreaking, depressing, inspiring, with poignant prose. I?m happy this book exists, and appreciate its singular focus on the people who have fought these wars. I appreciate the hard but simple questions it so clearly illuminates. The chapter on the Korengal was very...

    Really excellent writing on a very tough to read topic. But the care given to this subject was excellent. Whether you are for, against, or indifferent to our forever wars, this is a must-read, and one you will not regret. ...

    "This book is about men and women who served in American combat service in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It covers these combatants with a simple organizing idea: that they are human. It details personal experiences: what th...

    Rarely do I read the blurbs from other authors on the back jacket of a book. I skip them because they more often reveal how little of the book the reviewer read than they give insight into the worth of the book. I bought Chivers book because I know him as a potent and informed writer ...

    After listening to his interviews on PBS Newshour and NPR I was very interested in this book and was not disappointed, probably because my wife and I are the parents of three veterans, including one son with two combat tours in Iraq. Chivers is well qualified to write this story from h...

    I usually read the preface instead of cover blurbs to forecast the content of a book. The preface is a balanced overview of the wars--for example, it has a poignant example of the cost of the war on civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq. You will not find this is representative of the book...

    Exceptional writing, some of the most moving and insightful about the recent conflicts. He puts readers into the minds of grunts, operators, helicopter pilots and fighter/bomber pilots. He paints a vivid picture of combat, of loss, of the fog of war, and of the impact it has on the par...

    this is a must-read book for everyone who isn't/hasn't/won't serve in the military in the current spate of U.S. wars ... Chivers is one of, if not the, most preeminent war correspondent of our times (and The Times, obviously). His reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, etc. is critic...

    Unlike many of the books that cover our Forever Wars, this one is not about missteps in strategy, how we got here, a particular action or the reflections of a vet. All of those have value and there are several good examples of each. ?The Fighters? is about the wreckage that wars l...