Praise for Freedom: 'A fascinating look at freedom and community' New York Post 'Freedom is less a travelogue than a meditation on what Americans have had to endure to gift us this galvanizing idea, which in Junger's estimation is more complicated than we might presume and easily squandered' Los Angeles Times 'Each part is engaging, entertaining, and enlightening' Washington Independent Review of Books Praise for Tribe: 'A brilliant little book driven by a powerful idea and series of reflections ... I would give this gem of an essay to anyone embarking on the understanding of human society and governance' Evening Standard 'An eloquent and thought-provoking book ... it could help us to think more deeply about how to help men and woman battered by war to find new purpose in peace' The Times 'Fascinating, insightful and built on real and difficult experiences as well as a background in anthropology' Sunday Times 'An electrifying tapestry of history, anthropology, psychology and memoir that punctures the stereotype of the veteran as a war-damaged victim in need of salvation. Rather than asking how we can save our returning servicemen and women, Junger challenges us to take a hard look in the mirror and ask whether we can save ourselves ... Tribe is a stirring clarion call for a return to solidarity. In advocating a public, shared confrontation with the psychic scars of war, Junger aims to stop trauma burning a hole through individual veterans. Such a collective catharsis might also be our best hope of healing the wounds modern society has inflicted on itself' Guardian
Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm, and co-director of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He lives in New York City with his family.