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
Title
Ghosts of war
Creator
Summary
Recounts the author's experiences as an Army engineer in the Iraq War
Subject
Genre
Biography type
autobiography
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307223
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.7044/373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
handbooks
Reading level
5.2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
juvenile
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the true story of a 19-year-old GI
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the true story of a 19-year-old GI
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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, Ryan Smithson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0825/2008035420.html
Publication
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
321 p., [6] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061664687
Isbn Type
(trade bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035420
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)243941659

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