Tribe

Download or Read eBook Tribe PDF written by Sebastian Junger and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-05-24 with total page 103 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Tribe

Book Synopsis Tribe by : Sebastian Junger

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today. Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, Tribe explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. Tribe explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

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  • Publisher – Hachette UK
  • Total Pages – 103
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781455566396
  • ISBN-13 – 145556639X

War

Download or Read eBook War PDF written by Sebastian Junger and published by HarperCollins Canada. This book was released on 2010-06-22 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
War

Book Synopsis War by : Sebastian Junger

They were collectively known as “The Rock.” For one year, in 2007-2008, Sebastian Junger accompanied 30 men—a single platoon—from the storied 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army as they fought their way through a remote valley in eastern Afghanistan.Over the course of five trips, Junger was in more firefights than he could count, as men he knew were killed or wounded and he himself was almost killed. His relationship with these soldiers grew so close that they considered him part of the platoon, and he enjoyed an access and a candidness that few, if any, journalists ever attain. War is a narrative about combat: the fear of dying, the trauma of killing and the love between platoon-mates who would rather perish than let each other down. Gripping, honest and intense, War explores the neurological, psychological and social elements of combat, as well as the incredible bonds that form between these small groups of men. This is not a book about Afghanistan or the “War on Terror”; it is a book about all men, in all wars. Junger set out to answer what he thought of as the “hand-grenade question”: why would a man throw himself on a hand grenade to save other men he has known for probably only a few months? The answer is elusive but profound, going to the heart of what it means not just to be a soldier, but to be human.

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins Canada
  • Total Pages – 170
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781443400732
  • ISBN-13 – 1443400734

Freedom

Download or Read eBook Freedom PDF written by Sebastian Junger and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2023-07-04 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Freedom

Book Synopsis Freedom by : Sebastian Junger

"A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe"--

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 176
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781982153427
  • ISBN-13 – 1982153423

A Death in Belmont

Download or Read eBook A Death in Belmont PDF written by Sebastian Junger and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2006-04-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Death in Belmont

Book Synopsis A Death in Belmont by : Sebastian Junger

A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

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  • Publisher – W. W. Norton & Company
  • Total Pages – 288
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  • ISBN-10 – 0393077373
  • ISBN-13 – 9780393077377

Fire

Download or Read eBook Fire PDF written by Sebastian Junger and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2001-10-17 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Fire

Book Synopsis Fire by : Sebastian Junger

Forest fires, terrorism, war: explorations of danger by the author of The Perfect Storm. In Fire, Sebastian Junger brings to bear the same meticulous prose that made A Perfect Storm a modern classic onto the inner workings of a terrifying elemental force—an out-of-control inferno burning in the steep canyons of Idaho—and the cast of characters risking everything to bring that force under control. Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this collection of Junger's nonfiction will take you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own.

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  • Publisher – W. W. Norton & Company
  • Total Pages – 252
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780393077056
  • ISBN-13 – 0393077055