Purple Hearts: Back from Iraq артикул 1603a.
Purple Hearts: Back from Iraq артикул 1603a.

Book DescriptionA Purple Heart is the token honor given to soldiers for their wounds It makes them heroes It is the title that Nina Berman has given to her photographs of American soldiers gravely wounded in the Iraq war, who have returned home to facelife away from the waving flags and heroic send-offs The images are accompanied by first-person interviews обяит with the soldiers, who discuss their lives, reasons for enlisting, and experience in Iraq They provide a glimpse into the myths of warfare as glorious spectacle through the minds of young men desperate to believe in the righteousness of their actions One soldier explains that he always wanted to be a hero He thought the military would be fun--he would jump out of planes He never imagined it could be ugly until he saw Saving Private Ryan He is now a cripple, doped up all day on pain medications, flat broke, with one kid and another on the way Another soldier describes how he called a recruiting station after watching an MTV-style commercial for the Army on TV An immigrant from Pakistan, he was given his citizenship following his injury It's a fair trade in his mind: a leg for an American passport Berman's photographs are accompanied by essays from Verlyn Klinkenborg, a New York Times editorial page writer, and Tim Origer, a Vietnam veteran and former Marine who fought in the Tet offensive and returned at age 19, an amputee Essays by Verlyn Klinkenborg and Tim Origer Paperback, 8 x 8 in / 176 pgs / 100 color.  2004 г 96 стр ISBN 1904563341.