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My War Gone By, I Miss IT So

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People who have lived together in harmony for generations suddenly found themselves on opposite sides of conflict they could barely understand. Loyd spares us nothing - not brains spilling out on the street, not his own bleak despair, not even the jokes - and he deserves a medal for it' Maxim | 'Magnificent . Loyd’s rebellious irritation and visceral response to the atrocities around him give uncommon immediacy to this thoughtful, unpretentious memoir of the war in Bosnia.

I was struck by Anthony's work and words, experiences, and for me his is an important voice and an important book. Anthony Loyd served as a platoon commander in the British army for operations in Northern Ireland and the Persian Gulf before going to work in Bosnia. May have some underlining and highlighting of text and some writing in the margins, but there are no missing pages or anything else that would compromise the readability or legibility of the text. Scoffing at the idea of objectivity, he lobbied against the Serbs and was embarrassed not to be shooting at them himself. The fear and confusion of battle are so vivid that in places, they rise like acrid smoke from the page' New York Times | 'Loyd's strongest writing is in his descriptions of carnage - of the sound and smell of shellfire; of the sexual release of blasting away with an automatic machine gun .The deep, personal struggles when home, and how alcohol soon moved to heroin as the coping mechanism to process his emotions, allow the reader to feel the internal struggles and conflict. Beyond the field of war, the book will additionally relate to readers who struggle with substance abuse as a coping mechanism for their respective problems. Sarajevo, inverno 1992-1993: il giornalista olandese Robert Dulmers presso la tomba di Hakija Turajlić nella moschea Ali Pasha.

Realising that the author was also, for much of the time he was coveringthe wars, struggling with drug addiction further confused my expectations. And while it would be impossible for one man to tell the whole story, his book shines with small truths and larger, philosophical ones about life and war' New York Post | 'My War Gone By is a brutal yet sensitive story which addresses both the nature of addiction and the experience of war.

The bullet traveled through the back of the Range Rover, through the seat, through the man’s flak jacket, and then out the front of the vehicle. If you stuck around long enough, the dead and wounded piled up so quickly they squeezed one another off the narrow platforms of your memory. I finished reading Anthony Loyd's account of his time in the Balkans and Chechnya only a few days ago and I am still feeling the after-effects .

Anthony Loyd’s My War Gone By, I Miss It So is part autobiography and part war correspondent memoir. Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years.Born into a distinguished military family, Loyd was raised on the stories of his ancestors' exploits and grew up fascinated with war. a raw, vivid and brutally honest account of his transition from thrill seeker to concerned reporter' Philip Jacobson, Daily Mail | 'Chilling . You think you have hit the bottom many times then always find something else to lose, till after a while what once seemed like the bottom is an altitude that you are trying to scramble back to. In the short span of this war which I’m sure felt very long to the residents over 100,000 people (some reports as high as 250,000) are killed, 20,000 to 50,000 women are raped, and 2. I was delighted with most of what the war had offered me: chicks, kicks, cash and chaos; teenage punk dreams turned real and wreathed in gun smoke.

I have to say, in fact,that given the enormous subject he's tackling, the subject of the author'sown personality became far more compelling for me than the wars he wascovering. A near fine copy with some very light wear on bottom edge in a fine DJ, now protected in removable archival mylar. It was not necessarily that I had 'found myself' during the war, but the conflict had certainly put a kind of buffer zone between the fault lines in my head. The horror of this beautifully written book (hard to describe such a book thusly given the content) is that Loyd found the war somehow appealing, a high close to that of his former heroin addiction. Over a three-week period in the autumn of 1993, the fate of Vareš opened before me like a perverted fairytale.That said, the book isbeautifully written and about as enlightening as you're going to get onthe real dynamics of this war - and all wars. Anthony Loyd viene da famiglia militare, che ha mantenuto la tradizione per diverse generazioni, in varie parti d’Europa.

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