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So I've just read War, it's criminal that it's taken me this long to get around to it, but wow!
I wrote my final year dissertation on war reporting in the modern world, and was lucky enough to interview Tim about Restrepo. Two years later I've rediscovered my interest in the subject and after reading the book wanted to find a way to contact Sebastian and thank him, and also talk to other people about the world he reports on, so here I am. Hi.
Added by Nick Long on October 30, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments
On Byliner, Sebastian has just published three previously unreleased shorter works. Check 'em out! Links to the stories are below:
Life and Death in the Slivovitz PocketContinue
Added by Ross Harris on October 22, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments
Dear Sebastian Junger and community,
I am a licensed psychotherapist writing a book of interventions to identify and manage symptoms of PTSD and TBI.
I am a former consultant to The U.S. Department of Treasury charged with teaching employees ways…Continue
Added by Thomas McIntyre on April 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
You wrote an article on my son Nathan Haddad last year when he received an award from the Philadelphia Blue Star Mothers organization. I don't know if you can help him out by helping to expose the travesty that he now faces, but I am sending you a link that will help explain a little of what is happening. You may contact me at bikermom1954@gmail if you need more information.…Continue
Added by Terrie Pakkala on January 10, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
- Frank Zappa
It’s not that I am a snob about music but any world traveler will…Continue
Added by Dave Banks on November 8, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Dear Sebastian and all you others who contributet to "War"
Firstly I want to thank you for a great book and movie.
I'm a teacher in Military English in the Swedish Armed Forces and more specificly in the Army branch. In the Swedish Armed Forces it is obligatory to take English courses and we have course plans for each course, so your book is in the litterature list.
I teach officer cadets, NCOs and also employed captains in Military English on a weekly basis.…Continue
Added by Mari Luur Söderlund on October 31, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Hi Seb -
We met an eon ago - give or take. It was at Joanna Settle's home - John's wedding. I was with Marc Cory and his daughter Jesse, from Grand Ledge. I had lost touch with Joanna and was saddened to read of her passing. She was such a remarkable woman. I am still in touch with Jesse Cory. At John's wedding, Jesse was ten years old and spent most of that day playing with the doll house in the attic of the big house. She's now a college graduate, a social worker, happily…Continue
Added by Julianne Fletcher Wolpe on May 31, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments
A year ago today, on April 20, Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros died from a mortar blast in the city of Mirata, Libya. They died documenting the plight of civilians trapped in a city that had been mercilessly targeted by a professional army. Today we mourn their deaths and we worry about other journalists who are continuing to cover such tragedies in Syria, in Sudan, in Bahrain and in so many other countries. The work is absolutely essential to world peace and human dignity but, in the…Continue
Added by Ross Harris on April 20, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments
Hello my name is Adam and I am in 9th grade. For my Pre-AP English class our final project is to read three books by the same author and write a paper with extensive detail on what the author has in common with each book. I have read The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont, and my favorite, War. War is the most real book I have ever read, it opens my eyes to what it is like over seas. I think that everyone should read War so they are aware of what our heroes do everyday to defend us. Anyway if…Continue
Just wanted to voice my appreciation for War. Not only did it give me a greater understanding of the conflict in Afghanistan, it helped me understand my father and his experience during D-Day and Operation Overlord. My father was withdrawn, insular. He always seemed to be protecting himself and wary. He was happiest when he was alone. Now, it all makes sense. Dad was awarded the Bronze Star and four major battle stars.
Dad passed in…Continue
I wrote an article that mentioned your contributions to our Country in the September-October edition of the Purple Heart magazine. I wrote on page 26 of that magazine that you are the author of the two most definitive works thus far written or produced on the global war on terror and the American fighting men who return again and again year after year to fight on its zones of peril... Restrepo and WAR. Its not much but I have purchased these works by the dozen and…Continue
Just turned 55-going-on-17
My birthday present to myself on this occasion is to pick up where I left off in high school, with an acting career.
My new agents are Cyril Caurthens and David Toth of JK Toth Productions LLC:
Added by Lowell Joseph Gallin on October 1, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments
Added by Ross Harris on July 21, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments
On Sunday, July 16th, The New York Times ran Sebastian's provocative essay, Why Would Anyone Miss War? in their Review section.
Readers quickly took to the NY Times Facebook page and began commenting and posting their own opinions on the piece, and war itself. The discussion grew in intensity rather quickly; check out the conversation…Continue
I just read your NYT opinion piece, “Why Would Any Soldier Miss War?” It brilliantly illuminates many perspectives and the profound disconnects facing individuals, communities and our entire zeitgeist of modern warring society.
Our societal psychic disconnect is real and palpable. Even though I’ve not had any relatives or even close friends that died in recent US wars, whenever I’m on the…Continue
Added by Rob Hanna on July 17, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I have just finished WAR and watched RESTREPO. I have also read V.F. articles and other things you have written. Shortly after I finished WAR I heard of Tim Hetherington's death, and felt that I had lost someone close to me, as your writing brought him alive in the book. I know how you truly loved him as a brother, and were devastated by his loss. Your sensitivity and compassion come through in your writings. You made war come alive through your descriptions and…Continue
Added by robert wilson on June 24, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments