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The Yellow Birds [compact Disc]

A Novel

By Kevin Powers

A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for.

In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined.

With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • CD F Powers [5 DISC], Book on CD Fiction
1 available at Sandhills
  • CD F Powers [5 DISC], Book on CD Fiction
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • CD F Powers [5 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

ISBN

9781619690325


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Powers, Kevin
Summary: In Al Tafar, Iraq, 21-year-old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger.
Title: The yellow birds [compact disc] : a novel / Kevin Powers.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2012.
Subject: Soldiers -- United States -- Fiction. Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781619690325
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Powers
Oclc: 805234034
Upc: 9781619690325
Bib Id: 410517

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Powers, Kevin.
Summary: In Al Tafar, Iraq, 21-year-old Private Bartle and 18-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger.
Title: The yellow birds [compact disc] : a novel / Kevin Powers.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2012.
Description: 5 sound discs (ca. 360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Soldiers -- United States -- Fiction.
Subjects: Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Fiction
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Genre: War stories.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Graham, Holter
Notes: Title from web page.
Notes: Duration: 5:30:00.
Notes: Reading by Holter Graham of the 2012 novel.
Notes: Compact discs.
ISBN: 9781619690325
Publisher Number: 2-11032
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Powers
Medium: [compact disc] :