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  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; New Ed edition (1 Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803270763
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803270763
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.7 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 372,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"J. Glenn Gray's book is a powerful memoir of the author's experience of warfare and his observations of how it affected those with whom he served during the Second World War... In summary, this is an evocative yet thoughtful discussion of a timeless issue. It is a book to entertain and stimulate those whose interest or business is war."--The Wish Stream, Summer 1999 "A superb study of modern combat man, and his relationship to death, and his thoughts about it."--Chicago Sunday Tribune

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott Singleton on 14 May 2009
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I must start by admitting, i didnt fully appreciate this book the first time round. I found it t be difficult to get into, anda fter reading the more story0type books such as 'Band of Brothers' i found it hard to adapt to its philosophical style. But the second time i picked it up to read, it was almost an entirely different book.

If you want to know how the men felt, not how a specific event palyed out, this is brilliant. Gray does an excellent job of describing just what it is men in battle go through. The feelings of dread, the feelings of "it is going to happen to me", followed by the unexpected emotions of happiness, even joyfulness in seeing houses blown to pieces, and men who in their every day life, could have been a good friend, dieing by their hand, and feeling no remorse.

Dont give up on this if you cant get into it, keep at it and i guarantee you, you will thoroughly enjoy it.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 May 1999
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Gray served in the intelligence service in the American army in Italy in WWII, after receiving his doctorate from Columbia. He saw many things he despised, yet was surprised to note that war also had its delights. On reflection, he realized that was logical. Without positives why would we war? This book details the seductive elements of war, explaining some of the feelings many of us have in viewing and studying combat of all sorts. Without understanding those feelings, we are more likely to dismiss them as only shameful and deceptive. Understanding them will help us, Gray hoped, to avoid the terrible cost of seeking them by warring again. This is probably the best book on why we war and the surprising things war teaches us about ourselves ever written. And its style is neither pedantic nor abstract but engaging and enriched by memorable stories and wisdom.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Verheij on 10 Oct. 2014
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It was my first book written by a philosopher. It is not always an easy read but if you are open to reflection or simply curious about the human mind and nature, it is a fascinating analysis. And although I have luckily never been exposed in a war like situation like the author, it is easy to recognise the behaviours he describes and possible motives behind them.
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The best book on why we war and what war teaches us. 30 May 1999
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Gray served in the intelligence service in the American army in Italy in WWII, after receiving his doctorate from Columbia. He saw many things he despised, yet was surprised to note that war also had its delights. On reflection, he realized that was logical. Without positives why would we war? This book details the seductive elements of war, explaining some of the feelings many of us have in viewing and studying combat of all sorts. Without understanding those feelings, we are more likely to dismiss them as only shameful and deceptive. Understanding them will help us, Gray hoped, to avoid the terrible cost of seeking them by warring again. This is probably the best book on why we war and the surprising things war teaches us about ourselves ever written. And its style is neither pedantic nor abstract but engaging and enriched by memorable stories and wisdom.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
One of the Best Books On War 12 Oct. 1999
By Ward Wilson (ward@hayesgroup.net) - Published on Amazon.com
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I haven't read this book for twenty years but it still sparkles in my memory. It is one of the two or three best books on war. Grey has a marvelous writing style, a penchant for thought-provoking observation, and the discipline that allows a philosopher to see, but not pre-judge. You will be challenged by his fairness, surprised by the things he saw (that few others have described), and stimulated to think again about one of the most important of recurring human events: War. Excellent, engaging, intelligent.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Leaves me humbled to read such a great book 27 Aug. 2000
By James Versluys - Published on Amazon.com
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To begin praises of this book is hard, because as a man who has never been in combat, I hesitate to speak on matters so foreign to my experience.
But J. Glenn Gary leaves me stunned and humbled. The amount of pure excellent reflection in this book was utterly wonderful, and I left with a real sense of understanding nothing else has accomplished. It is clear Gary has created a book that is more complete a discussion of battle as any man alive.
Rarely is a book worthy of cult status. This one is.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Not a 'War' book 27 Sept. 2006
By Raymond H. Mullen - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the reviewers stated it was one of the worse war books. That's not surprising, because this is not a 'war book.' You will not read of battles, etc. Instead, you will read an excellant account of the mind and emotional spirit of the fighting man. This is not an easy read, but is well worth your effort to read it. Never before has an author described the conflicts of mind and conscience (or lack of) of the warrior, the combat veteran. I gave 4 stars only because J. Glenn Gray writes in a manner that surpasses my reading ability. This is a great book.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
review of The Warriors 10 April 2001
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Gray's book gives us a chance for a better understanding of what men face in the battle with themselves while in war. A very different view as oppposed to movies and text book history, where all the American soldiers were hero's with little or no fear. Gray does an outstanding job of making someone who has never been in the hell of war, understand why soldiers act the ways they do. An excellent read for any war student or historian.
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