We can now induct Luke Mogelson into that vital band of warrior storytellers-from Tim O'Brien and Michael Herr to Phil Klay and Elliot Ackerman-who, with great eloquence and moral courage, have labored, on both the battlefield and the page, to keep America honest about its foolish wars.
Mogelson gives a nuanced, empathetic look into lives irrevocably altered by conflict . . . His writing is reminiscent of Hemingway's . . . The reader trusts Mogelson's steady, lucid prose to outline the inner lives of these men
Mogelson avoids dwelling on trauma but circles it constantly, carefully exploring its fringes.
The Storm is Here is a sterling example of why Luke Mogelson is one of the most indispensable journalists working today. Meticulous, unsparing and as brilliant as it is unsettling, this book is a survey of American bedlam. Our future as a nation to no small degree hinges upon our ability to grapple with the concerns Mogelson chronicles in these pages.