Review By Berk Snow
But I do like the concept of this book. The book tells you the ups and downs of past, future and present warfare. One of my favorite parts of this book is in the first few pages, where it states what war actually is and then gives a short summary of it. It also tells you of a man by the name of Emiliano Santiago and how he got screwed over by the military. He signed paper that he sould have read thouroghly and didnt, so when he though the was done serving our country in 2005 turns out he was wrong. He now has to serve our country till the year 2033.
This book is similiar to War Is... in ways that they are both about the struggles of war. In Lone Survivor the main character Marcus Luttrell and his friends who just so happened to be part of his unit fell under attack. They went into the operation thinking it wouldnt be more than thirty soldiers, but no, it was about two-hundred taliban. During the battle he lost all of his unit and he was badly injured. He then crawled many miles to a water bank where good muslims found him and took him to their village. When the taliban that had killed his men and trying to kill him knew where he was they attacked the village but the muslims who took Marcus in fought back and won. The Navy was then given an idea where Marcus was and they airlifted him out of the village and into a hospital. Thanks to the braveness, courage, and fight the people of that village had Marcus was able to walk out of there alive and share the story of how his unit, friends, but more than that, brothers who died as american heroes.
Sort of like, War Is... this book is based on one person whos name is Chris Kyle who some of you might know him as the most lethal sniper in the history of the United States of America. The book tlls you abput his life from childhood, to brave young man, to courages sniper and sadly to the end of his life. Chris Kyle was a bull rider at the time who was looking for someone to settle down with and have a family. But hedidnt know that when he saw the news report of the 1998 United States Embassy Bombings it would change his life forever. He would then join the Navy Seals on there fight against terrorism. While in Iraq he made the longest kill shot in history and after his 3rd tour in Iraq he came back home to the United States of America as well as is wife and kids. He battled PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but beat and then helped others with the PTSD. But one day at the gun range he was shooting with a fellow veteran that suffered from PTSD and the other veteran shot Chris Kyle and killed him.
Johnny Got His Gun
The book Johnny Got His Gun is an ant-war novel that shares the same views as War Is... but this book follows just one character just like American Sniper but this takes place around WWII and the main character is a veteran who has lost all of his limbs and senses in battle. It tells the life and the struggles of being, basically just a thought. You cant move, talk, small, feel, or see. You can just think about things. The main characters name is Joe Bonham who had a decent childhoos with the acception of his father dying at a young age. But then Joe gets recruited to the Army and will overseas his platoon gets bombed and he ends up missing all arms, legs, a jaw, and all of his senses. Towards the end of the war the book just states his struggles of being just a thought.
Johnny Got His Gun
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