Published June 2002
by Writers Club Press .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||332|
About American War. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • GQ • Esquire • The Guardian • The Austin Chronicle • PopSugar • Paste Magazine An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that . AMERICAN WAR By Omar El Akkad pages. Knopf. $ Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, “American War,” is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to . “American War is terrifying in its prescient vision of the future.” —Maris Kreizman, New York magazine “Piercing Written with precise care for the fictional truth the book sounds a warning blast. American War is a disquieting novel of immense depth, and possibly a classic of our time. —Al Woodworth, (7). American War is a speculative fiction novel published in by the Canadian-Egyptian author Omar El Akkad. Set is a dystopian near-future in which climate change has displaced millions, the book details a Second American Civil War fought between the federal government and the Southern United States over the use of fossil fuels.
• American War is published by Picador. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. American War serves as a meditation on the nature of the U.S. Civil War, which took place between and , although the inciting factors in El Akkad's second, fictional conflict are. While not Ambrose' greatest book, Americans at War does synthesize some key lessons from various wars in which American troops have participated. Perhaps the greatest strength of the book is the last chapter on War in the 21st Century, which is already proving to be prophetic/5. The American Revolution, Civil War, and World War II merit the longest entries, with sidebars featuring portions of letters, diaries, and orders written by soldiers. Each entry is clear enough to stand on its own, but the entire book reads as a flowing by: 1.
Book review: ‘American War’ — a grim novel about a second American Civil War I’ve been harping in this blog for awhile on the possibility of another American division, so I was interested Author: Thomas E. Ricks. This dystopian world is the setting for a new novel, American War, by Omar El Akkad — who spent much of his career as a journalist with Canada's Globe and Mail covering real disasters and. “Powerful As haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy [created] in The Road, and as devastating a look as the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in The Plot Against America Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is an unlikely mash-up of unsparing war reporting and plot elements familiar to readers of the recent young /5(32). The following version of this book was used to create this guide: El Akkad, Omar. American War: A Novel. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, The novel begins circa as an unnamed narrator reflects on his youth and the devastating war he was born into, the Second American Civil War, which took place between and