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The Secret Life of War: Journeys Through Modern Conflict Hardcover – 7 May 2009

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harvill Secker; First edition edition (7 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846551579
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846551574
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.8 x 22.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,698,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'astonishing, not least for its careful detail and his self-searching honesty. A superb piece of work' -- Esquire

'never less than compelling and at times brilliant... Beaumont's diligent style of journalism is in short supply these days'
-- Times

The reporter and the photojournalist witness up close what no one else should see. Only those who have been there can comprehend.

The Secret Life of War is an awesome read, the best enquiry into killing and suffering I've encountered. A plea for resolution, a document of brutal honesty, the bare truth: in it beats the pulse of being there in the throes of modern conflict -- Tim Page

`Beaumont is fluid and elegant in his description of war and its symptoms' -- Evening Standard

`Beaumont writes beautifully and calmly, even when describing the fiercest and most emotive moments of war.' -- Observer

`Beaumont's book is on a different plane to the others [war literature by journalists] and will outlast many of them'
-- The Sunday Times

`Beaumont...reveal[s] his own psychological damage as he sets about dismantling the myths of war...laying out their...human cost'.
-- Metro

`Modern war is...about complexity and uncertainty, and in his accounts of his journeys through conflict, Beaumont certainly evokes this' -- Literary Review

`an intelligent, deeply perceptive work... Beaumont has slipped beneath the skin of contemporary warfare to examine what lies beneath' -- Times

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'astonishing, not least for its careful detail and his self-searching honesty. A superb piece of work'

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