[What It Is Like to Go to War] Kindle ¸ Karl Marlantes


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Karl Marlantes Ó 7 Read & download Summary Î What It Is Like to Go to War ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Th thoughtful analysis self examination and his readingsfrom Homer to the Mahabharata to Jung He talks frankly about how he is haunted by the face of the young North Vietnamese soldier he killed at cl. The author of the popular Matterhorn A Novel of the Vietnam War has turned his talents to writing a nonfiction book about his experiences in Vietnam how present day warriors are not trained to emotionally and spiritually deal with the jobs they physically must do what we ve done wrong what we need to do better He looks at the history of war and warriors in ancient cultures and mythology and how the wars we fight are changing every day He has advice for warriors those who are serving now those who are trying to deal with having served and those seemingly fearless and impressionable young who want to serve He looks at the psyches of those who kill what emotions they are feeling And like the training that which makes the warriors strong and loyal can also work against them I haven t underlined so many passages in a book since I was a student trying to memorize factsI don t remember reading a book that touched me as deeply and as personally as this one did Some of his writing is about theories ideas interesting to read and ponder Some is very highly personal violent open While I found the theories and ideas fascinating the personal really hit home I found myself most unexpectedly crying I can t imagine it not having an effect on anyone living through that period But I think it is very important reading for anyone who has served or is serving for anyone considering it anyone who is responsible in any way for training warriors And it is also for those who oppose most or all wars It s a must read for anyone who has ever given a second thought to warThe version I read was an e book uncorrected proof and I thank GroveAtlantic and NetGalley for giving me a copy The publication date is scheduled for September 2011 In case you haven t already figured it out I highly recommend this book The First King Adventures Volume 2 First King Adventure is haunted by the face of the young North Vietnamese soldier he killed at cl. The author of the popular Matterhorn A Novel of the Vietnam War has turned his talents to writing a nonfiction book about his experiences Perfect Knowledge in Vietnam how present day warriors are not trained to emotionally and spiritually deal with the jobs they physically must do what we ve done wrong what we need to do better He looks at the history of war and warriors Against Nature? Types of Moral Argumentation Regarding Homosexuality in ancient cultures and mythology and how the wars we fight are changing every day He has advice for warriors those who are serving now those who are trying to deal with having served and those seemingly fearless and Me and Mine impressionable young who want to serve He looks at the psyches of those who kill what emotions they are feeling And like the training that which makes the warriors strong and loyal can also work against them I haven t underlined so many passages Mrs Robins Son in a book since I was a student trying to memorize factsI don t remember reading a book that touched me as deeply and as personally as this one did Some of his writing Shortchanged is about theories Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country National Geographic Directions ideas Blackening Song interesting to read and ponder Some The Books of Magic is very highly personal violent open While I found the theories and The Books of Magic ideas fascinating the personal really hit home I found myself most unexpectedly crying I can t Exclusively Yours imagine Deep Crotch Mother it not having an effect on anyone living through that period But I think The Watchman it A Taste of Submission is very My Life My Times And The Future important reading for anyone who has served or Saint Nicholas is serving for anyone considering Pizza Real Reading it anyone who Chinaberry Sidewalks is responsible Chasing Alpha in any way for training warriors And Divine it Spell in Your Pocket is also for those who oppose most or all wars It s a must read for anyone who has ever given a second thought to warThe version I read was an e book uncorrected proof and I thank GroveAtlantic and NetGalley for giving me a copy The publication date Aesthetics Today is scheduled for September 2011 In case you haven t already figured Payoff it out I highly recommend this book

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What It Is Like to Go to War

Karl Marlantes Ó 7 Read & download Summary Î What It Is Like to Go to War ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB War is as old as humankind but in the past warriors were prepared for battle by ritual religion and literature In a compelling narrative Marlantes weaves riveting accounts of his combat experiences wi. This wasn t an easy read But then nothing about war is easy much less the psychological and spiritual effects of war on our combat vets This was as thought provoking challenging and emotionally draining as any solid book about war should be A few caveats to add context to my review of the book 1 I won this book through Good Reads 2 I am a civilian 3 I am a US citizen 4 I am an opponent of the vast majority of wars that we have participated in 5 I am a counselor the counseling profession has a recent yet fast moving awareness to the effects war can have on the psyche Marlantes gently and intellectually challenged my views of war In a profession where entire scholarly journals conferences and specializations are dedicated to the trauma or war I had become even set in my anti war ways This is certainly not to say that I am pro war now What I am though is aware of my previous sophomoric anti war views Marlantes presented a middle ground to me This is a slow read It should be this way too as war is slow At the end I knew this was a necessary read for me It won t be long before this is reuired reading in High Schools hopefully we will be wise enough to reuire it before our youth are of age to sign up for the draft While never directly mentioning either Marlantes helped me understand both a generation and political party I have never seen eye to eye with I have not moved to stand on the other sides of those painted lines But now thanks to Marlantes I stand closer to the center and have balance understanding and compassion What a surprisingly impacting read

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Karl Marlantes Ó 7 Read & download Summary Î What It Is Like to Go to War ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ose uarters and how he finally finds a way to make peace with his past He discusses the daily contradictions warriors face in the grind of war where each battle reuires them to take life or spare life. I didn t intend to read this book but my boyfriend recently got it as an mp3 through the library and since he never follows through on things he gets from the library and the other mp3 I wanted to listen to was broken I snagged this one on my way out the door one day because I have to listen to something while I walk the dogs or else I get sadThis was a bad choice to avoid sadnessAbout 20 mins into the walk I wanted to scrape my face off the sidewalk I felt this heaviness in my chest and on my shoulders as I listened to Marlantes tell me his story in Bronson Pinchot s voice but not in his Balki accent so it wasn t even amusing in that sense of fighting in Vietnam as a 1st lieutenant in the Marine CorpsBut before I lose you this isn t just another guy s reminiscences of war though there is plenty of that Marlantes intention here was to share with anyone interested what it s really like to go to war War is somehow romanticized and glorified in society primarily through film literature and media It has often also been considered a rite of passage for many young men which Marlantes discusses in great detail for boys they became men by experiencing war etc and girls became women by becoming mothers that s an ugly paraphrase but that s not really my point right now His concern is that many young men and women now are going to war without really being mentally or spiritually prepared for what they will encounter There is plenty physical preparation that takes place boot camp and whatnot but no one talks to these soldiers or marines about to what to expect will happen to them psychologicallyEmotions have never been high on the list of priorities when it comes to going to war Marlantes wants that to change After his own experience he was able to recognize what his own issues were something that not everyone who goes to war is able to figure out for themselves Marlantes talks uite a bit in the beginning about guilt the guilt he felt for making decisions that could get any number of people in his unit killed the guilt he felt for surviving the guilt for the damage he inflicted directly on others in a different country He reminds us that this guilt is not something that young warriors are warned about No one gives them an outlet for discussing those feelings they have and to be frank there s not always the time or capability to have those discussions in the middle of battle anyhowMarlantes however feels that men and women joining the forces now can be better prepared from that end of things if that s part of their training from the very beginning It could help them make better decisions in the line of fire help relieve some of the conflict they might feel It makes sense if you really think about itHe also spends time talking about the spiritual end He mentions God once or twice but when he talks spiritualism here he doesn t necessarily mean religion though allows that everyone should be able to make their own decisions on that front When one is in the middle of a war something I have never personally experienced one undoubtedly is confronted with the idea of their own mortality and may philosophize over what might be out there There s nothing wrong with that When you have bombs going off around your face you re welcome to do whatever it takes for you to get through the experience as far as I m concerned If you want to pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster you go right ahead But Marlantes points out that again there s not as much an outlet for those sorts of morality issues that come up with spiritualism or religion how do you reconcile killing large masses of people when killing is badMarlantes tackles a lot of serious uestions like these and I am in no way doing this book any great service It s worth reading or listening to Bronson Pinchot in all seriousness was an incredible narrator really expressing an empathy in his narration that made my heart acheThe areas I did have slight issue with particularly towards the end where Marlantes talks about violence in general and how children should be raised rubbed me the wrong way because I don t feel raising children is similar to going to war though I understand his point was really about aggression and how aggression is reacted to in society and children may benefit by a change in those views In any case it didn t really resonate with me or we have differences of opinions on that frontBut the rest of the book was engrossing and terrifying and makes me want to hug anyone and everyone who went through or is in service especially the ones who may not know how to deal with any of the emotions or experiences Marlantes details in his book


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