The Devils of Eden

The Devils of Eden

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by Joseph Holsworth
     
 

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When it comes to contemporary war, The Devils of Eden is one of the
most accurate stories written.  The memoir is told from the
perspective of a paratrooper from the arrival at his unit, through the
occupation of Firebase Gardez in Eastern Afghanistan.

The narrative follows a squad of recon paratroopers for a four month
period of what

Overview

When it comes to contemporary war, The Devils of Eden is one of the
most accurate stories written.  The memoir is told from the
perspective of a paratrooper from the arrival at his unit, through the
occupation of Firebase Gardez in Eastern Afghanistan.

The narrative follows a squad of recon paratroopers for a four month
period of what was called by Time magazine, ‘The Most Dangerous Place
on Earth’.  Each character is a disparate representation of the array
of attitudes and perspectives concerning life in contemporary America,
the Afghanistan War, and the human condition in general.

A seminal character of the story, an interpreter named Farid, serves
as a general representation of the strife of the Afghan people, both
before and during the occupation.

The Devils of Eden has the true grit missing from the writings of the
current generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015191134
Publisher:
Art Official Media LLC
Publication date:
08/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
117 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph A. Holsworth was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  He joined the U.S. Army at seventeen where he served three tours in combat with the 82nd Airborne Division. 

After his military service, he studied Literature at the University of Nevada. 

He currently lives in Reno, Nevada with his girlfriend and Labrador retriever.        

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Devils of Eden 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Lacunae More than 1 year ago
I've read books that were real page-turners, and I've read books that were meaningful. The Devils of Eden is both of these things. When I read that The Devils of Eden I was looking for a feet-on-the-ground account of the experience of the current conflicts in the Middle East. DoE blew me away with that and so much more. This book is funny, gripping, shocking, and heart-breaking. I was happily surprised by such a rich and vivid experience from a true-life war novel. I've recommended it to friends and coworkers, none have been disappointed.
PaigeBP More than 1 year ago
One of the best books written in our generation. This novel displays attitudes and social dilemmas our country faces, but yet the same problems we as a people refuse to acknowledge. If there is one book to read this year it is this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I've read in a long time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most accurate and moving pieces on war I have ever seen or read.