Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) says the electronic version of his new book, WAR, about a platoon in Afghanistan, will include video clips. The book is the result of a 2007-2008 project in which Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington embedded with members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade for month-long stints at a time.
Junger went into the assignment, during which he filed stories for Vanity Fair and ABC News, knowing he wanted to come out with both a book and a documentary. The feature-length film, Restrepo, was released earlier this year and won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance.
As a result, Junger told eBookNewser, he now has video clips that will get folded into the electronic version of WAR.
There are a lot of scenes in the book where I was shooting video while those scenes were happening. So I have footage showing what I was writing about. Not an example, but the moment. So there will be two or three minutes of video throughout the eBook where you can click on a paragraph and watch a bit of video about that scene.
Read a full Q&A with Junger about WAR on GalleyCat.