WAR - Sebastian Junger


By Sebastian Junger

  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 710 Ratings


In his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created "a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it" (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.


  • Top Notch

    By miller74md
    From start to finish, an absolutely fantastic account of the war in Afghanistan. Top notch work.
  • Spare me...

    By ElDiabloDeLosAves
    Junger is a typical self-absorbed journalist….and that’s what his writing is all about. Sorry, Junger, it’s not all about you, and your silly agenda. It’s a shame he doesn’t respect the warriors enough to get it right.
  • War

    By Djdiflirelffvkdvislre
    A wonderful book that covers the harshness and emotional tolls of fighting a war in Afghanistan and any war in general.
  • War is the nature of men

    By Wompyman
    And it always will be,, a lil taste of the huge sacrifices men do and go through so the rest don't have to.
  • Awesome

    By Ramrodxx
    One of the very best stories about brotherhood amongst those who serve our nation.
  • Great Book

    By Yankee625
    Really expands your horizons of just the general knowledge of the war on terror.
  • Book to add to your general knowledge of the Afghan war

    By Brian Sirimaturos
    This is a great read and really puts you into the middle of everything on a day to day basis in Afghanistan. It's definitely a book you have a hard time putting down after a few chapters. These types of accounts are critical for people to full understand the dynamics of what is going on in the war overseas. Adds to the depth of understanding
  • Great book!

    By JoRdAn904
    Watched the movie Restrepo and had to read the book. I could not put this book down. Absolutely amazing!
  • Very good book

    By Game is amazing
    I don't normally read books but this book I could not put down you have to get it
  • 10 stars

    Having been in Afghanistan as an 11b I can say this is the first book that doesn't sugar coat things or fluff things to make the book better. If you want first person accounts then this is book for you. If you think the war is like what you see on the t.v. show Army than this isn't the book for you.