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    THE WAR TRIED to kill us in the spring As green greened the plains of Nineveh and the weather warmed we patrolled the low slung hills beyond t

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    Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds is a powerful novel which centers on a soldier fighting in the Irai War and what awaits hi

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    I've put off writing this review for a few days now while I mulled the book over because something in it just didn't work for me And this indeed is a conundrum because this novel should have been tailor made for me Generally speaking I'm a fan of contemporary war novels I don't enjoy them as escapist entertainment; I tak

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    The Yellow Birds wins the 2012 Guardian First Book Award Review can now be found at Expendable Mudge Muses AloudThe 2017 film stars Alden Ehre

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    Let me tell you right now that this book is going to hurt The suffering the Irai War veterans endure in this book will touch a raw spot in you that you might prefer not to experience You will probably like me have a lump in your throat and tea

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    As a chaplain in a VA hospital I don't meet many former warriors who consider themselves heroes nor many who think that war is necessary There is nothing romantic or beautiful about it Some will speak broadly of their experience but only a few will talk about its horror And so I turn to literature to help me understand I think of

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    The first lines of Kevin Powers The Yellow Birds announces that it intends to be a classic war novel to be placed on the shelf somewhere between All uiet on the Western Front and The Things They Carried The war tried to kil

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    First off I want to say that the problem with this book is probably with me Many deeper thoughtful readers loved it and I might have enjoyed it if I was in the mood for a book I had to really concentrate on and think about

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    The Yellow Birds is a fictionalised account of a young American soldier’s experiences while on a tour of duty in Ira in 2004 That

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    My dad was a cold warrior serving in the Air Force from before my birth to well into my adult years Part of that time was spent serving in Vietnam and Thailand and yes there was combat in Thailand at the time where he was a radio operator who also served on base defense whenever his base was attacked Apparently this happened a few t

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With profound emotional insight especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel about the costs of war that is destined to become a classicThe war tried to kill us in the spring begins this breathtaking account of friendship and loss In Al Tafar Ira twenty one. THE WAR TRIED to kill us in the spring As green greened the plains of Nineveh and the weather warmed we patrolled the low slung hills beyond the cities and towns We moved over them and through the tall grass on faith kneading paths into he windswept growth like pioneers While we slept the war rubbed its thousand ribs against the ground in prayer When we pressed onward through exhaustion its eyes were white and open in the dark While we ate the war fasted fed by its own deprivation It made love and gave birth and spread through fireI read this opening paragraph and then as I tend to do I read it out loud to my wife as she was making I wrote fixing

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Om constant danger Bound together since basic training when their tough as nails Sergeant ordered Bartle to watch over Murphy the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes impossible action. The Yellow Birds is a fictionalised account of a young American soldier s experiences while on a tour of duty in Ira in 2004 That this book has been published and is getting a wide readership is important because any and every account in whatever medium which underlines the absurdity of war is needed urgently until the sending out of young men to fight senseless wars becomes a thing of the past Powers was 17 when he joined the army and what I d really like to have read is his diary from that time or some other such personal account of his tour of duty Soldiers managed to blog from Ira in the early years and that first hand reporting was amazi

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Year old Private Bartle and eighteen year old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city In the endless days that follow the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side the insurgents physical fatigue and the mental stress that comes fr. As a chaplain in a VA hospital I don t meet many former warriors who consider themselves heroes nor many who think that war is necessary There is nothing romantic or beautiful about it Some will speak broadly of their experience but only a few will talk about its horror And so I turn to literature to help me understand I think of The Iliad 1 and 2 Samuel War and Peace All uiet on the Western Front Blood Meridian Catch 22 Slaughterhouse Five and The Naked and the Dead I add to the list Kevin Powers The Yellow Birds I also bring to the hospital memories of growing up in the war zone of 1950 s America in the house of a former Marine who devoutly lov