Books for the News

More favorites for 2007

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Although most of the papers have already published their year-end favorites lists, there are a few that are still showing up here and there giving some Press books a little post holiday shout-out.
It might have been a little more hopeful but in Newsday‘s recent list of their “favorites of ’07” reviewer Claire Dederer mentions Ashley Gilbertson’s photo chronicle of the conflict in the middle east, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War as she laments (among other things) the lack of closure 2007 saw on the Iraq war:

It’s been a pretty lousy year. For starters, we’re not having a good war: Witness the whole, shocking truth in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a book of photographs by The New York Times‘ Ashley Gilbertson, with an introduction by Dexter Filkins.

You can read the rest of her recommendations on the Newsday website.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot also made it onto’s best 100 books of 2007 as did a similar title, Vietnam Zippos: American Soldiers’ Engravings and Stories (1965-1973)—a fascinating book filled with images of the Zippo lighters GI’s in Vietnam used not only to light their cigarettes, but as forms of artistic expression.
View the complete Amazon top 100 list here.