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    • Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

    • Reflections on the End of a Civilization
    • By: Roy Scranton
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Coming home from the war in Iraq, US Army private Roy Scranton thought he'd left the world of strife behind. Then he watched as new calamities struck America, heralding a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or al-Qaeda: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, megadrought - the shock and awe of global warming. Our world is changing. Rising seas, spiking temperatures, and extreme weather imperil global infrastructure, crops, and water supplies. Conflict, famine, plagues, and riots menace from every quarter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Lot to Reflect On

    • By Lulu on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • We're Doomed. Now What?

    • Essays on War and Climate Change
    • By: Roy Scranton
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We're Doomed, Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss from one of the most provocative and iconoclastic minds of his generation.  

    Regular price: $20.99

    • War Porn

    • By: Roy Scranton
    • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    The term war porn refers to videos and images brought back from combat zones - IED explosions, air strikes, firefights, images of death and gore largely shorn of context, at times even evidence of potential war crimes (most famously, the photos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib). War porn is also, in Scranton's searing debut, a metaphor for the fragmentation and confusion of modern combat, the broken shards of experience that form the wartime experiences of soldiers and civilians alike.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Literary War

    • By Daniel on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $20.99