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The Resource Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI, Ryan Smithson

Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI, Ryan Smithson

Label
Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI
Title
Ghosts of war
Title remainder
the true story of a 19-year-old GI
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Smithson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this extraordinary and harrowing memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. Smithson avoids writing either prowar propaganda or an antimilitary polemic, providing instead a fascinating, often humorous-and occasionally devastating-account of the motivations and life of a contemporary soldier
Summary
Recounts the author's experiences as an Army engineer in the Iraq War
Awards note
Eliot Rosewater Nominee, 2011-2012.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
307223
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.7044/373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of a 19-year-old GI
Label
Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI, Ryan Smithson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Red phase: Stuck in the fence -- Reception -- Basic training part I -- Maybe a ring? -- EQ platoon -- GI Joe Schmo -- Cold lightning -- Eight-Hour delay -- Town that Achmed built -- Taste of death -- White phase: Basic training part II -- Relief -- War miracles -- Taste of home -- Satan's clothes dryer -- Hard canvas -- Pets -- Bazoona cat -- Tears -- Blue phase: Basic training part III -- Best day so far -- Irony -- End -- Silence and Silhouettes -- Words on paper -- Innocent -- Ghosts of war - Glossary -- Acknowledgments
Control code
17760009
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061664687
Isbn Type
[trade bdg. : alk. paper]
Lccn
2008035420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI, Ryan Smithson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Red phase: Stuck in the fence -- Reception -- Basic training part I -- Maybe a ring? -- EQ platoon -- GI Joe Schmo -- Cold lightning -- Eight-Hour delay -- Town that Achmed built -- Taste of death -- White phase: Basic training part II -- Relief -- War miracles -- Taste of home -- Satan's clothes dryer -- Hard canvas -- Pets -- Bazoona cat -- Tears -- Blue phase: Basic training part III -- Best day so far -- Irony -- End -- Silence and Silhouettes -- Words on paper -- Innocent -- Ghosts of war - Glossary -- Acknowledgments
Control code
17760009
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061664687
Isbn Type
[trade bdg. : alk. paper]
Lccn
2008035420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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