Milblogger Anthology Forthcoming

Matt at Blackfive has a big announcement:

Simon & Schuster has agreed to publish a collection from military bloggers sometime in late 2006. I submitted the proposal and will be the editor and one of the many authors.

We will bring together the best of the military blogs, the purest distillation of the myriad voices of this war. These bloggers provide a powerful insight into the military, the War on Terror, and the heart of our nation. By bringing these voices together, we offer the first real-time, “oral†history of a war while it still going on. We will provide stories from many of the military blogs that cover the full range of the experience of this war — from the decision to serve in the military to their return home, from the front lines to the home front, and from the med-evac units and hospitals where the price of freedom is paid in blood and suffering to the friends that made the ultimate sacrifice.

We will provide a new way to view the military – uncensored, unmediated, direct, intimate and immediate. For everyone on both sides of the computer screen—the military blogs have been an experiment in putting lives that are on the line, online: Now, by pulling together these voices into a choir, by giving the ephemeral internet bits and bytes a permanent place to live by putting them between covers, we hope to, in some small way, pay lasting tribute to those men and women who have opened this window into their lives and to convey a better understanding of what it’s like to be a part of the War.

This should make for interesting reading. Matt is taking suggestions for your favorite blog posts on the war.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. LJD says:

    I can’t wait to see how the anti-war crowd tries to discredit this, as “propaganda”.

  2. Jim Henley says:

    Really? You can’t just be happy that a lot of writers you probably admire have had something good happen to them? Sad.

  3. LJD says:

    1.) I DO admire the writers, and honor their service to their country.

    2.) I AM happy for their success in being published. I am happy their stories are being heard.

    3.) The MSM will bury this, as many of the stories directly refute the crap pumped out of their propaganda machine for the last coupla’ years.

  4. Jim Henley says:

    Point 3 reminds me: Michael Yon was embedded in Mosul, right? What do you think he knew or didn’t know about “Camp Mercury?”

  5. LJD says:

    I didn’t suppose he worked for Ted Turner…

  6. Barry says:

    I nominate Riverbend and Salam Pax as bloggers whose posts should be included.