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Dexter Filkins

Autor(a) de The Forever War

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Obras de Dexter Filkins

The Forever War (2008) 1,420 cópias

Associated Works

The Best American Magazine Writing 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Best American Political Writing 2009 (2009) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Filkins, Dexter
Data de nascimento
1961
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
Educação
University of Florida
Oxford University
Ocupação
journalist
Organizações
Los Angeles Times
The New York Times
The New Yorker
Pequena biografia
Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, has covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Before that, he worked for the Los Angeles Times, where he was chief of the paper’s New Delhi bureau, and for The Miami Herald. In 2009, he was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for covering Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has received a George Polk Award and two Overseas Press Club awards. Most recently, he was a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. He lives in New York City.

Dexter Filkins is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com).

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Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, we witness the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, the aftermath of the attack on New York on September 11th, and the American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins is the only American journalist to have reported on all these events, and his experiences are conveyed in a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters and astonishing scenes.
 
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CalleFriden | outras 39 resenhas | Feb 16, 2023 |
This book is listed as one of the top non-fiction books of 2008 by both the LA Times and NY Times. Initially I suspected that this was due to the fact that the author had ties to both papers, but the book proved its worth. Dexter Filkins' personal accounts places you in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Afghanistan, and captures the humanity of the combatants as well as the civilians caught up in the war zones. The book is also insightful as to what a reporters life is like when covering a war. I gained a lot of respect for Filkins as a reporter, who demonstrated significant bravery in covering the wars. He wasn't always imbedded with the troops, but drove himself through Iraq, developed his contacts, writing his story in an engaging style. He describes the full spectrum of the war, from house-to-house fighting, Taliban extremism, warlords, soldiers perspectives, grieving families, struggling civilians, the generals and leaders of the war torn region. I enjoyed it more than another similar book about Iraq, "No True Glory", by Bing West.

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rsutto22 | outras 39 resenhas | Jul 15, 2021 |
A montage equivalent of reportage? All the wars blend into one and I guess that's one of the points the author is making. Despite being quite personal you won't read much in terms of reflections or analysis. Maybe it's an exercise left to the reader.
 
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Paul_S | outras 39 resenhas | Dec 23, 2020 |
excellent pieces on the US involvement in the Middle East.
 
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hvg | outras 39 resenhas | Apr 30, 2019 |

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