The Secret Life of War by Peter Beaumont
‘The Secret Life of War is an awesome read, the best enquiry into killing and suffering Iíve encountered...’
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The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell


Once it was simple to write about war. States or ideologies clashed; battles were fought between national armies or movements. But war has changed.

War has become ‘privatised’ by small armed groups, states have fragmented and the conventional arms of the United States have been defeated by warlordism. Drawing on the author’s experiences as the Observer’s chief foreign correspondent, , The Secret Life of War focusses on the human cost of war: to the combatants, to civilians and to the author, as one who bears witness....

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The Secret Life of War by Peter Beaumont