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The Resource Places and names : on war, revolution, and returning, Elliot Ackerman

Places and names : on war, revolution, and returning, Elliot Ackerman

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Places and names : on war, revolution, and returning
Title
Places and names
Title remainder
on war, revolution, and returning
Statement of responsibility
Elliot Ackerman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elliot Ackerman sits in a refugee camp in southern Turkey, across the table from a man named Abu Hassar, who fought for al-Qaeda in Iraq and whose connections to the Islamic State are murky. At first, Ackerman pretends to have been a journalist during the Iraq War, but after establishing a rapport with Abu Hassar, he takes a risk by revealing to him that in fact he was a Marine special operations officer. Ackerman then draws the shape of the Euphrates River on a large piece of paper, and his one-time adversary quickly joins him in the game of filling in the map with the names and dates of where they saw fighting during the war. They had shadowed each other for some time, it turned out, a realization that brought them to a strange kind of intimacy. The rest of Elliot Ackerman's extraordinary memoir is in a way an answer to the questions of why he came to that refugee camp, and what he hoped to find there. By moving back and forth between his recent experiences on the ground as a journalist in Syria and its environs and his deeper past in Iraq and Afghanistan, he creates a work of astonishing atmospheric pressurization. Ackerman shares vivid and powerful stories of his own experiences in combat, culminating in the events of the Second Battle of Fallujah--the most intense urban fighting for the Marines since Hue in Vietnam--where Ackerman's actions leading a rifle platoon saw him awarded the Silver Star. He weaves these stories into the latticework of a masterful larger reckoning with contemporary geopolitics through his vantage as a journalist in Istanbul and with the human extremes of both bravery and horror
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Elliot
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/34092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ackerman, Elliot
  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Armed Forces
Target audience
adult
Label
Places and names : on war, revolution, and returning, Elliot Ackerman
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1051777083
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 232 pages
Isbn
9780525559962
Lccn
2018041429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
956.7044 AC57 ; XX-N ; [A18BP205, #33, 6@$26.00, DLG/ ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1051777083
  • (OCoLC)1051777083
Label
Places and names : on war, revolution, and returning, Elliot Ackerman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1051777083
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 232 pages
Isbn
9780525559962
Lccn
2018041429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
956.7044 AC57 ; XX-N ; [A18BP205, #33, 6@$26.00, DLG/ ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1051777083
  • (OCoLC)1051777083

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