Generation Kill may be the best war book to have such an interesting title since The Naked and the Dead. The book’s author, Rolling Stone contribut- ing editor Evan Wright, was an embed- ded journalist with 1st Recon Battalion when it made its rush north into Iraq at the head of the 1st Marine Expedition- ary Force (I MEF) during the 2003 inva- sion. The title might lead one to expect a sensational account of young people desensitized by video games and brutal- ized by rap music engaging in random acts of violence—a book perhaps com- bining titillation and moral censure in an uneasy mixture.
"Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America,and the New Face of American War,,"
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