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The Forever War Summary
Joe Haldeman

Everything you need to understand or teach The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.

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The Forever War Summary

Plot Summary

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman is a classic science fiction story of William Mandella, a man who is in the top percentile of the world as far as intelligence, education, and physical fitness. As a result, he is included in the elite group of people conscripted into the united armed services of the world to battle the unknown and elusive Tauran aliens. Although this war spans over a millennium, Mandella unwittingly sees it through from beginning to end due to the time differential created by travel through constantly evolving wormholes. Not only is The Forever War an intense, mind-bending space chronicle, it is also a social commentary regarding war, politics, and how executive decisions affect civilians and military personnel alike.

Mandella is among the first that will face the Taurans, and since very little is known about this sworn enemy, military training involves a wide variety of...

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