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ISBN: 1862300313
Author: Anthony Loyd
Language: English
Publisher: ANCHOR BOOKS; New Ed edition (2000)
Pages: 321
Category: Europe
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 116
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War books tend to romanticize war - they give war a cause and a strategy - a purpose. My War Gone By, I Miss It So gives you none of that - it is war stripped of its meaning and presented as a destructive release of man's worst tendencies

War books tend to romanticize war - they give war a cause and a strategy - a purpose. My War Gone By, I Miss It So gives you none of that - it is war stripped of its meaning and presented as a destructive release of man's worst tendencies. Maybe the different perspective is due to the difference in subject. War books tend to glamorize generals or heroes. Loyd is neither - he a photo journalist.

Start by marking My War Gone By, I Miss It So as Want to Read . Paperback, 336 pages. Published February 1st 2001 by Penguin Books (NY) (first published January 1st 1999).

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In an earlier era, Anthony Loyd imagines, he would have fought fascism in Spain

In an earlier era, Anthony Loyd imagines, he would have fought fascism in Spain. Instead, the twenty-six-year-old scion of a distinguished military family left England in 1993 to experience the conflict in Bosnia as a reporter

My War Gone By, I Miss It So, is a noted book based on his experiences in Bosnia and Chechnya. The memoir is a chilling depiction of the depravity of war and adrenalin addiction Loyd experienced covering the violent dissolution of Yugloslavia in the mid-1990s.

My War Gone By, I Miss It So, is a noted book based on his experiences in Bosnia and Chechnya. In the book Loyd staggers chapters about war in Bosnia, Chechnya, and boredom tinged with heroin addiction in London. He published a second volume of autobiography, Another Bloody Love Letter, in 2007. It covered his experiences in the former Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Originally published: London : Doubleday, 1999. Nothing can prepare you for Anthony Loyd's portrait of war. It is the story of the unspeakable terror and the visceral, ecstatic thrill of combat, and the lives and dreams laid to waste by the bloodiest conflict that Europe has witnessed since the Second World War.

Nothing can prepare you for Anthony Loyd's portrait of war. It is the story of the unspeakable terror and the visceral, ecstatic thrill of combat . Unsatisfied by a brief career in the British Army, he set out for the killing fields in Bosnia. Born into a distinguished military family, Loyd was . .aised on the stories of his ancestors' exploits and grew up fascinated with war. It was there-in the midst of the roar of battle and the life-and-death struggle among the.

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My War Gone By’ is a brutal yet sensitive story which addresses both the .

My War Gone By’ is a brutal yet sensitive story which addresses both the nature of addiction and the experience of war, Hardy said. I was struck by Anthony’s work and words, experiences, and for me his is an important voice and an important book. Loyd was born into a distinguished family steeped in military tradition, raised on stories of wartime and ancestral heroes. He longed to experience war from the front lines, so he left England at age 26 to document the conflict in Bosnia, where he witnessed a lethal struggle among the Serbs, Croatians, and Bosnian Muslims. Anthony’s book is haunting and heartfelt, and shows humanity at its highest and lowest, LaStaiti said.

QUOTES:"A truly exceptional--account of his time in the Balkans and Chechnya--. I read [Loyd's] story of war and addiction (to conflict and to heroin) with a sense of gratitude for the honesty and courage on every page." --Independent"I have nowhere read a more vivid account of frontline fear and survival." --The Times"Magnificent--a stench of blood, excrement, mortar-fire, slivovitz and human bestiality emanates from these pages." --Literary ReviewFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Comments:

Tiainar
This is a great book. I'll be honest I didn't know a whole lot about that conflict or it's scope. Anthony Loyd does a great job telling the story without (in most cases) taking sides. His self loathing gets a little tiring and frankly I couldn't care less about his relationship with his father. However, I found the people he met and their stories compelling. Anthony Loyd's description of the suffering and the horrible details of the casualties and the the dead bring his experiences to life for the reader. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning what a war correspondent goes through or the stories of the victims of this modern conflict.
Efmprof
Powerful, relate-able, readable. I particularly like this passage:

'Listen,' he said 'you can do this only so long through ignorance. Reality comes to everybody is they stay long enough. So now maybe you have seen it, don't waste your time dwelling it. Learn that every day will be different; some days you can be "brave", and some days you cannot. Don't punish yourself with it, it's OK. It's normal. Cut down on your emotional output. You can carry on indefinitely if you stop thinking so much. There is so much s*** talked here. Don't argue about anything unnecessarily. Don't get worked up, angry, sad, don't even talk about anything that doesn't matter. Conserve your energy. Whatever you know, you know s***. Each of us has the reaction. It is about different chemistry on different days. Each day is different for each person. You must understand that.
Dukinos
I've read a few books about what it was like to be in Yugoslavia during the war. Many of the books out there cover the 20,000 foot view of history, culture, government, and military strategy, the leaders, and the Western response. This book recounts the author's experiences traveling through Yugoslavia. Loyd was ostensibly in Yugoslavia as a journalist, but he freely admits he just wanted to go to a war. Instead of staying in the hotel sipping drinks with other Westerners, Loyd took to the countryside to experience the war. Loyd apparently was more of a tourist who went native, opting to dump his armor and put away his camera to get to know the locals, learn the language, and frequently traveled the countryside solo, experiencing whatever fate brought his way. If you like eyewitness accounts, you will enjoy this book.
Mr.Champions
War books tend to romanticize war - they give war a cause and a strategy - a purpose. My War Gone By, I Miss It So gives you none of that - it is war stripped of its meaning and presented as a destructive release of man's worst tendencies.

Maybe the different perspective is due to the difference in subject. War books tend to glamorize generals or heroes. Loyd is neither - he a photo journalist. The fight isn't his, but he choices to imbue himself in it. He travels to disintegrating Yugoslavia with the intent to more than merely cover the war; he wants to experience war and to participate in this own way. He finds other foreigners drawn not to the cause, but to the fight. Without a purpose heroics have a different meaning, it isn't about winning but how you deal with your circumstances like the injured officer who shoots himself so that his men won't risk their lives to rescue him.

The war was pointless: the opponents were had more in common than different - Loyd tells stories about neighbors on separate sides catching up during cease fires. When the cease fire ends, the killing resumes - as nasty and as brutal as before.

Other war books talk in terms of policies and campaigns. Loyd deals with the fighters from their perspective it is pretty obvious that everyone would have been better off without the war. Why did people fight it? Loyd concludes that there is something lacking in modern life that can only be found in combat.

I don't think the world has to be so nasty and brutish. The hard part is finding your way out - violence is self perpetuating. It is hard to remember the consequences when you give up on productive solutions and choice destruction over creation.

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