From War Is Not A Game by Gerald R. Gioglio (reviewer):
War is Not a Game: The New Antiwar Soldiers and the Movement They BuiltBy Nan Levinson
(Rutgers University Press, 2014)
When it comes to being thoroughly familiar with one's topic, author Nan Levinson is the real deal and her work in "War is Not a Game" makes one want to set that useful baseball cliché in italics. Here we have a comprehensive, engaging account of the birth and development of the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) along with an in-depth look at key GIs, veterans and civilians who built this and ancillary organizations like Military Families Speak Out (MFSO).
This bright and carefully crafted book is essentially journalistic in style, yet can approach participant observation when the author gets more deeply ingrained in events she's reporting... Read More