Another nameless town, another target for First Recon. It's only five in the afternoon, but a sandstorm has plunged everything into a hellish twilight of murky, red dust. On rooftops, in alleyways lurk militiamen with machine guns, AK rifles and the odd rocket-propelled grenade. Artillery bombardment has shattered the town's sewers and rubble is piled up in lagoons of human excrement. It stinks. Welcome to Iraqâ€¦
First Recon are the special forces of the US Marine Corps, a lean, mean fighting machine trained to perfection and spoiling for action. This is their story as they spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq - a story of extreme bravery, borderline lunacy, touching camaraderie and breathtaking violence on the road to Baghdad.
First Recon's thankless task is to race ahead of the main coalition forces to spring enemy ambushes, earning them the nickname 'First Suicide Battalion'. Generation Kill allows an intimate look at how people fighting in war actually experience it, as the voices of soldiers on the front line are heard for the first time.
Closing date: 03/07/2018
This is war reporting up there with such greats as Michael Herrâ€™s Dispatchesâ€™
Financial Times magazine
'Easily the best book on the Iraq war so far. A deeply disturbing, compulsively readable narrative offering profound insights into the lives of America's young soldiers'
'An adrenaline rush of intelligent prose. One of the best books to come out of the Iraq war'
Publication date: 01/04/2005
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||1st April 2005|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
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Part of Pip Granger’s early childhood was spent in the back seat of a light aircraft as her father smuggled brandy, tobacco and books across the English Channel to be sold in 1950s Soho, where she lived above the Two Is Café in Old Compton Street. She travelled in Europe and Asia in the 1960s and ‘70s, and worked as a Special Needs teacher in Hackney in the 1980s, before quitting teaching to pursue her long cherished ambition to write. She now lives in the West Country with her husband and pets. Pip Granger’s ...More About Pip Granger