Fire by Sebastian JungerFire by Sebastian Junger


bySebastian Junger

Paperback | September 24, 2002

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A riveting collection of literary journalism by the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, capped off brilliantly by a new Afterword and a timely essay about war-torn Afghanistan -- a superb eyewitness report about the Taliban's defeat in Kabul -- new to book form.

Sebastian Junger has made a specialty of bringing to life the drama of nature and human nature. Few writers have been to so many disparate and desperate corners of the globe. Fewer still have met the standard of great journalism more consistently. None has provided more starkly memorable evocations of extreme events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, to an inferno forest fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho, to the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this collection of Junger's reporting will take readers to places they need to know about but wouldn't dream of going on their own. In his company we travel to these places, pass through frightening checkpoints, actual and psychological, and come face-to-face with the truth.

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont and Fire. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives in New York City.
Title:FireFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 24, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060088613

ISBN - 13:9780060088613

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“[Junger has] instinctive storytelling skills and [an] ability to convey a palpable sense of the craft and professional techniques of a vocation, be it fishing, firefighting, harpooning whales or diamond smuggling... [He] is at his best creating a mood and sense of place through small details set down in Hemingwayesque prose.” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)