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Generation Kill

Evan Wright

They were called a generation without heroes. Then they were called upon to be heroes. Within hours of 9/11, America's war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears-soldiers raised on hip-hop, Internet porn, Marilyn Manson, video games, and The Real World, a band of born-again Christians, dopers, Buddhists, and New Agers who gleaned their precepts from kung fu movies and Oprah Winfrey. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary, and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional, and moral horrors ahead, the "First Suicide Battalion" would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Generation Kill is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality, and camaraderie of a new American war.

They were called a generation without heroes. Then they were called upon to be heroes. Within hours of 9/11, America's war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears-soldiers raised on hip-hop, Internet porn, Marilyn Manson, video games, and The Real World, a band of born-again Christians, dopers, Buddhists, and New Agers who gleaned their precepts from kung fu movies and Oprah Winfrey. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary, and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional, and moral horrors ahead, the "First Suicide Battalion" would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Generation Kill is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality, and camaraderie of a new American war.
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Genres:

History

Description:

They were called a generation without heroes. Then they were called upon to be heroes. Within hours of 9/11, America's war on terrorism fell to those like the twenty-three Marines of the First Recon Battalion, the first generation dispatched into open-ended combat since Vietnam. They were a new breed of American warrior unrecognizable to their forebears-soldiers raised on hip-hop, Internet porn, Marilyn Manson, video games, and The Real World, a band of born-again Christians, dopers, Buddhists, and New Agers who gleaned their precepts from kung fu movies and Oprah Winfrey. Cocky, brave, headstrong, wary, and mostly unprepared for the physical, emotional, and moral horrors ahead, the "First Suicide Battalion" would spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq and fight against the hardest resistance Saddam had to offer. Generation Kill is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality, and camaraderie of a new American war.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

13h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

18:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

47:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

35:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:25