From: De Eye-lands, Mon
So, with that being said, does Atkinson's "Long Grey Line" focus on the military aspect of the war or does it devolve and lose focus on domestic politics?
Thanks for your consideration.
If I might interject; I do not know Mr Atkinson's political persuasion. I cannot find it in his works. He was embedded with the 101st for Desert Storm and he is still getting honarary induction to unit membership for his genuine honesty and comradeship.
Long Grey Line looks at the men and their backgrounds, and their interaction with specific circumstances of a specific period in our history; who they were, where they came from, what they had to go through, and why they chose to do so, what their experiences led them to accomplish, and (possibly), why.
This is not a political book. This is a study of human philosophy. Why men study war; and when they must finally must take up the gauntlet, what they do with their philosophy. It is a book about men who must make some very important, and possibly deadly, decisions in a cultural/political whirlwind. It is about men that the contemporary world does not understand. It is about men who believe in honor, duty, and country. It is about men and a time when we still believed in something greater than ourselves.
I could go on and on, but won't. Just that he's not a tiny penis social media wannabe, celebrated progressive moron, or a homo-sex HIV victim screaming for validation.
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