Thursday, February 25, 2016

The top ten books of war reportage

Janine di Giovanni, the Middle East editor of Newsweek and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, has won four major journalistic awards, including the National Magazine Award. Her new book is The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria.

One of di Giovanni's top ten books of war reportage, as shared at the Guardian:
Hiroshima by John Hersey

And here is where compassion lies. All the brutality and horror of war down to the most base level, told by six survivors. On par with Heart of Darkness. I was 15 when I read it, and it changed my life.
Read about the other books on the list.

Hiroshima is on The American Scholar editors' list of the eleven best sentences in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue