Black Hearts: Book by Jim Frederick

Black Hearts

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ISBN: 9780330533478    Publisher: Pan Macmillan Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 439        Language: English
A platoon of young soldiers from a U.S. regiment known as 'the Black Heart Brigade' is deployed to a lawless and hyperviolent area south of Baghdad. As the unstopping violence destroys their morale, the soldiers...Read more
A platoon of young soldiers from a U.S. regiment known as 'the Black Heart Brigade' is deployed to a lawless and hyperviolent area south of Baghdad. As the unstopping violence destroys their morale, the soldiers descend into brutality, substance abuse and madness with horrific results. Black Hearts is a timeless story of how warfare can reduce men to animals. Told with insight and compassion, but with the magnetic pace of a thriller, it is one of the defining books about the Iraq War.
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About the author: Jim Frederick
Jim Frederick is a contributing editor at Time magazine. He was previously a Time senior editor in London and, before that, the magazine's Tokyo bureau... Read more
Jim Frederick is a contributing editor at Time magazine. He was previously a Time senior editor in London and, before that, the magazine's Tokyo bureau chief. He lives in New York City.
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Review:
Riveting. . . A narrative that combines elements of 'In Cold Blood' and 'Black Hawk Down' with a touch of 'Apocalypse Now' as it builds toward its terrible climax....Frederick's extraordinary book...Read more
Riveting. . . A narrative that combines elements of 'In Cold Blood' and 'Black Hawk Down' with a touch of 'Apocalypse Now' as it builds toward its terrible climax....Frederick's extraordinary book is a testament to a misconceived war, and to the ease with which ordinary men, under certain conditions, can transform into monsters. . . . Extraordinary."—"New York Times Book Review" “Meticulous. . . . Demands to be read.” —"Washi"ngton Post" "Frederick, taking the story through to the surprising effect of the beheadings, the conclusion of the war crime trials and the impact that they had on the Iraqi relatives of the slain and the members of Bravo Company, tells the complex story in raw, compassionate and exact detail. "Black Hearts" should be taught at West Point, Annapolis, and wherever else the styles and consequences of combat leadership are studied."—HuffingtonPost.com “Gripping. . . . A model of extended
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