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What It Is Like To Go To War (urspr publ 2011; utgåvan 2012)

av Karl Marlantes (Författare)

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In his memoir, Marlantes relates his combat experiences in Vietnam and discusses the daily contradictions warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life. He also underscores the need for returning veterans to be counseled properly.
Medlem:CKBradford
Titel:What It Is Like To Go To War
Författare:Karl Marlantes (Författare)
Info:Grove Press (2012), Edition: Reprint, 272 pages
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What It Is Like to Go to War av Karl Marlantes (2011)

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nonfiction; veterans/military aspects/politics. I think I would've liked this better in print--the spoken narrator (Bronson Pinchot) wasn't my favorite--but well worth reading for anyone--teens, adults, veterans, people who know veterans, new enlistees. You don't have to agree with everything he says 100% (particularly when he waxes philosophical) but you have to admit Marlantes has got a whole lot more perspective than most people, and it's worth hearing his thoughts and opening up these items for discussion. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
An absolutely essential book for anyone who is interested in joining the army, or has a family member or friend in the army, or who wants to know what a soldier goes through during war. It really delves into the emotional and psychological whirlwind faced by those who go to war. They should hand these out with the uniforms and make it essential reading. ( )
  carliwi | Sep 23, 2019 |
This was a good book, and I agreed with the author's overall assessment of the spiritual in regards to the armed forces.

But in specifics we definitely differed. Given that he is a rhodes scholar and a vietnam vet, while I'm a Fairwood Bible School graduate and a land surveyor, I'm not surprised :D

This book epitomized why I don't read that much non-fiction. I wanted to take notes upon notes for each chapter-why I agreed, why I disagreed, what I thought was good, what I thought was bad. And when I read, I want to escape life, not keep on fighting.

I think enough. I don't need more things to think about :D ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
The first two thirds of the book are carefully put together. Quotes from every source are used (ever heard of the Mahabharata?), in combination with the memoirs of the author days in Vietnam, all in order to explain who the warrior mind works under stress and many times facing impossible scenarios.

But towards the end of the book quotes are less and the author pet peeves show throughout the text while we tries to develop his ideas on how to improve military training, and child rearing, in order to obtain moral warrior.

I thin kthe following quote sets the tone "Infantry platoons have medics for the body. Why not for the soul?"

Marlantes quality writing is there all the way, but I would have liked a regular memoir better than this attempt at "Zen and the art of war waging" ... ( )
  emed0s | Jun 17, 2016 |
Wonderful stuff. Definitely should re-read large parts of this at regular intervals. Talks about the author's experiences as an officer in Vietnam, and the awful stress of killing and maiming people in war, seeing your comrades killed and maimed, and, as a survivor, nearly being killed and maimed yourself. Some very wise words about how to deal with the demons we all have inside of us, much with a broader scope than just for warriors. ( )
  Matt_B | Feb 28, 2016 |
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This book is dedicated to the Marines I served with in Vietnam, those who came home and those who didn't, and to all combat veterans who fought and are fighting now with noble hearts - all.
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Preface: I wrote this book primarily to come to terms with my own experience of combat.
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