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The Fighters
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Publisher : Simon & Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 1451676662
Pages : 400 pages
Rating : 5/5 (2 users)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “A CLASSIC OF WAR REPORTING…THERE IS NO DOWNTIME IN THIS RELENTLESS BOOK.”—The New York Times * “REMARKABLE…A MEMORIAL IN PAGES.”—The Washington Post * “GRIPPING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING.”—USA Today * “EVOCATIVE.”—Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) * “IT JOINS THE BEST WAR LITERATURE THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER PRODUCED.”—Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of Tribe and War Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’s unvarnished New York Times bestseller is a chronicle of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars: “A classic of war reporting…there is no downtime in this relentless book” (The New York Times). More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001, and C.J. Chivers reported on both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared. The Fighters is a “gripping, unforgettable” (The Boston Globe) portrait of modern warfare. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters is “a masterful work of atmospheric reporting, and it’s a book that will have every reader asking—with varying degrees of urgency or anger or despair—the final question Chivers himself asks: ‘How many lives had these wars wrecked?’” (Christian Science Monitor).

The Fighters

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “A CLASSIC OF WAR REPORTING…THERE IS NO DOWNTIME IN THIS RELENTLESS BOOK.”—The New York Times * “REMARKABLE…A MEMORIAL IN PAGES.”—The Washington Post * “GRIPPING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING.”—USA Today * “EVOCATIVE.”—Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) * “IT JOINS THE BEST WAR LITERATURE THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER PRODUCED.”—

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The Fighters

The harrowing account of US soldiers caught in America’s forever wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that The New York Times calls “relentless...a classic of war reporting,” by Pulitzer Prize winner and former Marine C.J. Chivers. More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001,

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The Fighter s Mind

From the author of the acclaimed best-selling book A Fighter's Heart comes a fascinating look inside the minds of the world's top fighters and trainers, in an account that draws on interviews with such fighters as Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock and Marcelo Garcia.

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The Fighter s Kitchen

100 muscle-building, fat-burning recipes, with meal plans to sculpt your warrior body Ever wonder how professional MMA fighters in the UFC prepare their bodies for fights? The real training often starts in the kitchen, where the right meals at the right times can give fighters everything they need to be ready

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A Fighter s Heart

Recounts the personal story and international travels of a professional fighter, from his initial discovery of his passion for fighting upon his arrival in Australia, to his training at Bangkok's legendary Fairtex gym, to his research throughout the world in search of historical and contemporary fighting disciplines. Reprint.

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Rise of the Fighters

December 7th, 1942. Over 300 Japanese warplanes destroy the Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbor. A day that will live in infamy. With those words, President Roosevelt declares war on the Axis powers during WWII. On that fateful day, 2 Army soldiers, 1 sailor/cook, and a Hollywood actress' lives are forever dramatically changed. Ravaged

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The Fighters

“A classic of war reporting...The author’s stories give heart-rending meaning to the lives and deaths of these men and women, even if policymakers generally have not.” —The New York Times Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’s unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the eyes of the

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Master of Chains

A series focusing on the popular character class Fighters! The first title in a new Forgotten Realms series focusing on the popular Dungeons & Dragons® game character class of Fighters. Each title will feature characters with a different exotic style of fighting.

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Bladesinger

They are the half-bloods, the broken, the unforgiven. They failed themselves and their people. They are outcasts. Then, in the bitter wilds of Rashemen, they receive a desperate plea they alone can answer. If they succeed, it could mean their redemption. But if they fail, a troubled past will be

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The Fighter s Way

Muay Thai is renowned as a potent martial art as you strike with your hands, elbows, shins and knees. South African national Muay Thai champion offers a concise introduction to the martial art in this short handbook. The book includes values, techniques, tips and will add value to those new

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Fighters Over the Fleet

A tactical and technical history of the development of British, American, and Japanese naval air defense from the 1920s to the 1980s. This is an account of the evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the parallel evolution of the ships operating and controlling them, concentrating on the

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Ghostwalker

This scar on my arm is the mark of the thin man's sword... These on my chest, the barbarian's gyrspike... This, on my shoulder, the woodman's axe. And this rasping whisper, all that is left of my voice, it is the scar of the Lord Singer's jealousy. They took my

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The Pocket Book of Fighters

The Pocket Book of Fighters records the history of the dramatic development of fighters since 1939.

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The Gun

Traces the history of the AK-47 assault rifle, from its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, discussing how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history.

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