This controversial book examines war from the perspective of the adrenaline-junkie journalists who report on it. David Axe’s autobiographical story follows him as he heads off to Iraq to write about the war. Having been addicted to violent news headlines since his youth, there seems nothing to do but follow the flow of destructive power into the Middle East and report on it for the newspaper-buying public back home. But Axe soon realises that a reporter isn’t quite as divorced from the practical horror of war as he imagined, as he tries to work through his own mixed feelings of excitement, fear and revulsion.
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