War Is Hell

When it comes to you-are-there reporting, Sebastian Junger is top of the heap: The best-selling and award-winning author of The Perfect Storm and A Death in Belmont knows how to weave a yarn around straight facts with gripping and thought-provoking results, regardless of the subject. Junger’s new book, War, an account of his fifteen-month embed with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in the dangerous Korengal Valley of eastern Afghanistan, is bound to hit more than a few nerves over the hot-button issues that war provokes back here in the United States.

Junger, who’s also co-director of Restrepo, a documentary shot in Korengal (talk about immersion), will read passages from War at a 7:30 p.m. book signing at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2526 East Colfax Avenue; for more information, visit www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-322-7727.
Tue., June 1, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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