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Dexter Filkins

Autor/a de The Forever War

1+ obres 1,414 Membres 40 Ressenyes 3 preferits

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The Forever War (2008) 1,414 exemplars

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The Best American Magazine Writing 2013 (2013) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
The Best American Political Writing 2009 (2009) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Filkins, Dexter
Data de naixement
1961
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
Educació
University of Florida
Oxford University
Professions
journalist
Organitzacions
Los Angeles Times
The New York Times
The New Yorker
Biografia breu
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 | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | 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.

… (més)
 
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rsutto22 | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Dec 23, 2020 |
excellent pieces on the US involvement in the Middle East.
 
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hvg | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Apr 30, 2019 |

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