A collection of pictures taken by deployed military personnel:
For all who have served in Iraq in the past three years, plus everyone who cares about those quarter million Americans–their wives and husbands, parents and children, friends and colleagues–here are 250 glimpses into life in wartime Iraq, a singularly intimate soldier’s-eye view of their war. Neither pro-war nor anti-, not Republican and not Democratic, this book is what life is really like for the troops: a true, honest glimpse into the banal and the breathtaking, the horrific and the honorable, the silly and sad and heartbreaking.
This is the first digital war, not because of computer-guided smart bombs or CNN videophones, but because of the simple, inexpensive digital camera, a part of daily life for Americans in Iraq and the way our soldiers share that life–with their friends and family, with one another, and now in This Is Our War. These photos and in-depth narrative captions were culled from the ten thousand images that GQ collected, creating a striking, moving, and revealing work of contemporary American history. Part Day in the Life, part Medal of Honor, and part War Letters, this book is an instant snapshot of history in the making.
I’ve only flipped through it so far, but it looks good.