Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this new collection of Junger's nonfiction will take you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own.
©2001 Sebastian Junger; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers
"Danger junkies rejoice!" (Publishers Weekly)
"Well worth the time, Junger's varied writings make the listener as peripatetic as the author." (AudioFile)
I am an English teacher in China and can now read and write some Chinese.I have been to 8 countries on 4 continents.I am an avid audiophile and also read a great deal.i play chess,cook,love world music and embrace the outdoors at every opportunity.My favorite listens have all been adventure driven,but I can also appreciate stuff related to science,business and even fiction.
The stories about fireman were exciting,but maybe ran on a little long for my taste.The story of whaling made me want to read Moby Dick.The story about Cyprus and its ongoing disputed territory was more political than adventurous.The history of our crazy world continues to evolve and even with all of our modern engineering marvels civil unrest and lack of vision continue to pit man against man and country against country in a never ending quest to gain space in an ever shrinking world.
Not a coherent collection of writings. Simply an attempt to profit from the "Perfect Storm." Pass it by.
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