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Ghosts of War

The True Story Of A 19-year-old GI

By Ryan Smithson

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. It will change the way you feel about what it means to be an American.

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0061664715


Format: Book
Author: Smithson, Ryan
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.
Title: Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI / Ryan Smithson.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Collins, c2009.
Subject: Smithson, Ryan -- Teen literature. Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American -- Teen literature. Soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Teen literature
Isbn: 0061664715 9780061664687 (trade bdg. : alk. paper) 0061664685 (trade bdg. : alk. paper) 9780061664700 (lbr bdg. : alk. paper) 0061664707 (lbr bdg. : alk. paper)
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System Items Total: 8
Call Number: 956.7044 Smi
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Format: Book
Author: Smithson, Ryan
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.
Title: Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI / Ryan Smithson.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Collins, c2009.
Description: 321 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Smithson, Ryan -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Teen literature
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 -- 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.
LCCN: 2008035420
ISBN: 0061664715
ISBN: 9780061664687 (trade bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0061664685 (trade bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780061664700 (lbr bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0061664707 (lbr bdg. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: 956.7044 Smi