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    • The Fighters

    • By: C. J. Chivers
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk - the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral confusion mixed with technical precision. In these remote places where the reason for their presence is sometimes not clear, these young men kill or are killed, facing palpable and often constant threat of ambush or hidden bombs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a very human perspective...

    • By dustin on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Gun

    • By: C. J. Chivers
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 320
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      4 out of 5 stars 234
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    It is the world's most widely recognized weapon, the most profuse tool for killing ever made. More than fifty national armies carry the automatic Kalashnikov, as do an array of police, intelligence, and security agencies all over the world. In this tour de force, prizewinning New York Times reporter C. J. Chivers traces the invention of the assault rifle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A compelling book about much more than guns!

    • By Edward on 10-26-10

    Regular price: $29.95