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The Secret Life of War: Journeys Through Modern Conflict

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A provocative story of war that offers rare insight into the real effects of conflict on civilians, reporters, and societies themselves.
Once it was simple to write about war. States or ideologies clashed; battles were fought between national armies or movements. But war has changed.
War has become "privatized" by small armed groups, states have fragmented and the conventi
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Harvill Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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On the first impression, one would think that this book was written for war junkies - you know, chronicles of the lives of soldiers in war, stories of the horrors of combat, and the like. Instead it shows how armed conflict affects civilians caught in the crossfire, how these people cope, and finally, how they (regular people like you and me, that used to have regular jobs and boring routines) justify carrying out terrorist acts in defense of their way of living. It's a unique point of view and ...more
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