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Winter in New England

From the author of “War” and the Byliner Original “A World Made of Blood,” an early, never-before-published short story inspired by the events that became the bestseller “The Perfect Storm.”

Apr 1992
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The Half of Us That’s Lost

From the bestselling author of A Perfect Storm and the Byliner Original A World Made of Blood, an early, never-before-published story based on his travels in the Southwest and California.

Jan 1989
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From the author of A Perfect Storm and the Byliner Original A World Made of Blood, an early, never-before-published story inspired by his travels in Spain.

Jun 1986
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Life and Death in the Slivovitz Pocket

From the author of A Perfect Storm and the Byliner Original A World Made of Blood, an early, never-before-published story inspired by his tour as a war reporter in Bosnia.

Jun 1994
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Terrorism’s New Geography

A nightmare alliance of terror—Hamas, Hezbollah, I.R.A., Colombian rebels, Basque separatists, even Aryan Nations—is unified by hatred at training camps in the jungle region known as “Triple Border,” where Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil meet.

Dec 2002
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Slaves of the Brothel

Every year, hundreds of thousands of desperate women from Eastern Europe and Central Asia are sold into a violent, Mafia-controlled prostitution, many ending up in the brothels of postwar Kosovo, a new hub of the sexual underworld.

Jul 2002
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This is a simple story about body armor. Sometimes it's the most important thing in the world.

Feb 1998

Last Fair Deal Gone Down

Searching for the soul of Robert Johnson in Greenwood, Mississippi.

Dehumanizing the Enemy

Though we’d like to distance ourselves, war atrocities begin at home.

Jan 2012

Falling off the Edge

A day’s walk into the Moroccan Desert, the author confronts a dizzying temptation.

Aug 2001
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A World Made of Blood

From the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and War comes a rare work of fiction in which man’s unrelenting savagery meets his capacity for cowardice—and courage.

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Large as Life

He was almost everything a 14-year-old boy thought he wanted to become.

Aug 1999

A Different Kind of Killing

The Escape Artist

Born in 1907, Donald D. Flickinger first gained renown during World War II for parachuting into the jungles of Burma to save downed airmen. He went on to help develop life-support systems for high-altitude flight and space travel.

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Addicted to Danger

On assignment to film the terrorist camps in Afghanistan bombed by the U.S., freelance cameraman and full-time adventurer Carlos Mavroleon was found dead in a Pakistan hotel, apparently of a heroin overdose. Was the Eton- and Harvard-educated son of a Greek shipping magnate a casualty of the Islamic war on America?

Feb 1999
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The Last Map Makers

Another frontier closes as the mapping of America approaches completion.

Enter China, the Giant

Desperate for Africa’s oil, China has been investing hundreds of billions of dollars in pariah regimes—most controversially, Sudan—then selling them the weapons to stay in power. But outrage over the Darfur genocide may change Beijing’s bottom line.
Jul 2007

Hetherington Doctrine

In light of the death of his great friend and frequent collaborator Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger reflects on Tim’s legacy and his theories about Middle Eastern turmoil, as well as the role the United States—and all Western democracies—must take to ensure an end to radicalism.
Jun 2011

America’s Forgotten War

The 20,000 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are learning to wage war by every possible means. From Kandahar to the mountains of Zabol, the author experiences a new kind of combat as the world’s most powerful military grapples with a vicious small-scale insurgency in the shadow of a supposed U.S. ally: Pakistan.

Apr 2006

Alone with the Strangler

In the idyllic Boston suburb of Belmont in 1962, Sebastian Junger’s parents hired three men to build a studio behind their house. One was a hardworking father of two named Al DeSalvo, who two years later confessed to being the Boston Strangler. Here's an excerpt from the bestselling book, A Death in Belmont.

May 2006

Blood Oil

Could a bunch of Nigerian militants in speedboats bring about a U.S. recession? Blowing up facilities and taking hostages, they are wreaking havoc on the oil production of America’s fifth-largest supplier. Deep in the Niger-delta swamps, the author meets the nightmarish result of four decades of corruption.

Feb 2007

Liberia’s Savage Harvest

Terrorized and recruited by the army, by rebel groups, and by private militias, a generation of Liberian kids know little but inhuman cruelty and slaughter. Will the arrival of peacekeeping forces and the departure of President Charles Taylor end the violence that has raged for years? In a country where diamond traffickers, arms dealers, and al-Qaeda all have profited from the mayhem, the author witnesses a deadly attack on thousands of civilians seeking refuge in a compound next to the American Embassy.

Oct 2003

Return to the Valley of Death

With the Pentagon requesting $20 billion more for Afghanistan, and American casualties mounting there, the author rejoins the men of Battle Company at their Korengal Valley outpost. The war has changed them; have they changed the war?

Oct 2008
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Into the Valley of Death

A strategic passage wanted by the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley is among the deadliest pieces of terrain in the world for U.S. forces. One platoon is considered the tip of the American spear. Its men spend their days in a surreal combination of backbreaking labor and deadly firefights, while they try to avoid the mistakes the Russians made.

Jan 2008