They were called a generation without heroes.
Then they were called upon to be heroes.
Now a major HBO event, Generation Kill is the national bestselling book based on the National Magazine Award-winning story in Rolling Stone. It is the funny, frightening, and profane firsthand account of these remarkable men, of the personal toll of victory, and of the randomness, brutality and camaraderie of a new American War.
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Based on Rolling Stone reporter Evan Wright's book of the same name—about a U.S. Marine reconnaissance battalion in the early days of the 2003 Iraq invasion—Generation Kill is partly a critique of how the Iraq war has been mishandled, and partly a matter-of-fact depiction of soldiering in the 21s...Jan 06 2009 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
Through the first episode of Generation Kill, HBO's miniseries about the elite Marine unit that led the first invasion of the Iraq war, it was difficult to keep track of which helmeted, smudged-faced character was which.Jul 14 2008 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
Depicting the early stages of America's involvement in the current Iraq war, the mini-series, which recently ran on the satellite channel FX, was adapted by The Wire creators David Simon and Ed Burns from a collection of articles (later turned into a book) by Rolling Stone writer Evan...Mar 09 2009 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
When you see "New Face of American War" in the long subtitle of Generation Kill, you get the impression that author Evan Wright is aspiring to define and categorize the contemporary Marine.| Read Full Review of Generation Kill
There's a lot of trust that viewers must place in the hands of David Simon and Ed Burns as the two writer-producers turn the gritty, tip-of-the-spear Iraq invasion book, "Generation Kill," into a miniseries for HBO.Jul 11 2008 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
Not long after the publication of "Generation Kill," his book about a platoon of Marines during the first few weeks of the Iraq war, journalist Evan Wright found himself handcuffed in the back of a car, with a Marine sergeant threatening to strand him in the desert and make him walk home.Jul 13 2008 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
During the second episode of Generation Kill, to a tentative wave of welcome from Iraqi civilians on the rubbled road to Baghdad, one young Marine in the Bravo 2 platoon of the First Recon Battalion waves right back from his Humvee.Jul 06 2008 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
It was f#cking cool.”The Recon Marines, as Wright describes them, represent less the Generation X, as they do an underprivileged Generation Kill.Jul 16 2008 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
If "John Adams" was something of an expensive misfire, HBO nails the target with "Generation Kill" -- a raw, gritty, so-real-you'll-forget-it's-drama miniseries from "The Wire's" David Simon and Ed Burns.Jul 09 2008 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
Scott Parrino reviews the mini-series, based on the Evan Wright's book of the same name, that focuses on the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the First Reconnaissance Battalion of the United States Marine Corps that was a part of it.Sep 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Generation Kill
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