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Losing the War

An essay, originally published over two issues, on how and why we forget war.

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The Interpreters

The full text of a 20,000-word ebook on the interpreters who worked alongside American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their fates once they were no longer of service.

The Interpreters is also available free on Amazon.

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Mother Earth Mother Board

A 42,000-word, 3-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth.

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The Killer Elite

Published across three consecutive issues and later adapted into the book (and mini-series) Generation Kill, the story of bullets, bombs and a Marine platoon at war in Iraq.

Previously: Evan Wright on the Longform Podcast.

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The Truth of El Mozote

The story of a massacre in El Salvador.

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Ornery

A profile of Merle Haggard.

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Questions Concerning the Murder of Benazir Bhutto

An inquiry into the assassination of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister.

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The Case of the Mormon Historian

Michael Quinn took on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – and lost.

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The White Album

“I am talking here about a time when I began to doubt the premises of all the stories I had ever told myself, a common condition but one I found troubling.”