Sebastian Junger

Revisiting 'Freedom' With Sebastian Junger On Monday's Access Utah

For much of a year, writer Sebastian Junger and three friends—a conflict photographer and two Afghan War vets—walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. It was an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires, and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forged a unique reliance on one another. In his new book “Freedom,” Junger weaves his account of this journey together with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. The book is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us.
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NVU to Host Veterans Summit with Sebastian Junger

Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon Campus to Host Annual Veterans Summit June 3. Sebastian Junger, Author of Tribe, To Be Keynote Speaker. The Tenth Annual Veterans Summit will be held on Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon Campus on Wednesday, June 3, and veterans, military families, and all who care about veteran’s issues are invited to attend.
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Battle Buddies Book Club: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

Attention, Veterans! Join this new book club just for you at the Library. This month, we will be reading Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger. Request your copy (print, large print, book on CD, Playaway, and digital available) and get ready for an excellent discussion led by Tyson Cole. Refreshments provided courtesy of Menomonee Falls Library Friends.
Literary Hub

Sebastian Junger on Freedom vs. Community

Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Sebastian Junger, the author of Freedom, to discuss the very human conflict...
Vanity Fair

“A Vast Criminal Racket”: Sebastian Junger on How the U.S. Corrupted Afghanistan

The Taliban delegation to Jalalabad in the summer of 1996 was a dour bunch of old men who took their meals together at a long table in the dining room of the Spinghar hotel. They were there to negotiate the surrender of Jalalabad and I was there to document the last stand of the Afghan government, such as it was, so there were some hard stares across the breakfast buffet. Then we would all go out and face the jet engine heat of the day.

‘I almost died last summer’: Sebastian Junger on life, death and his new book Freedom

“I almost died last summer,” Sebastian Junger says, sitting on a bench in Tompkins Square Park on the kind of May day in New York that makes you glad to be simply alive. “I had an undiagnosed aneurysm in my pancreatic artery, asymptomatic, not related to anything, it’s just a structural, congenital thing and I had no way of knowing about it. Out of the blue, just like we’re talking right now, it ruptured and I lost 90% of my blood.”

Sebastian Junger coped with loss by taking a long walk to ‘Freedom’

Wanderlust can manifest in a variety of literary forms. One is the narrative of the “long walk,” which dates back to the Bible and up to recent works like Rory Stewart’s “The Places in Between.” It popped up in David Morrell’s 1972 thriller “First Blood,” in which a Vietnam veteran known only by the name Rambo has trouble reintegrating into American society and decides to travel the country until he finally comes to a dramatic confrontation with police in Kentucky (in the novel) or Washington state (in the better-known Sylvester Stallone movie adaptation).