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The Resource The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, C.J. Chivers

The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, C.J. Chivers

Label
The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
Title
The fighters
Title remainder
Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
Statement of responsibility
C.J. Chivers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk--the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral confusion mixed with technical precision. In these remote places where the reason for their presence is sometimes not clear, these young men kill or are killed, facing palpable and often constant threat of ambush or hidden bombs. They repeatedly return, rushing toward danger, often to rescue the wounded in wars that escalate around them as the Pentagon changes doctrines and plans. Weaving a history of the war through troops' experiences, the characters in The Fighters climb into an F-14 cockpit for the opening strikes after the attacks of 9/11, hunt for Osama bin Laden along the Pakistani border, chase insurgent rocket teams with helicopters alongside American bases, face snipers in a hostile city in Anbar Province in Iraq, and engage in deadly counterguerilla warfare in the soaring mountains of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Some suffer terribly. All are changed. They return home, uncertain of their place in the world and what their wars have achieved. Chivers accompanied combatants over many years and multiple tours, including many of the characters in this book, developing deep understanding of the experience of combat in our times. The Fighters, his tour de force, tells a history of America's longest wars as well as the lives of the volunteers who have waged them"--
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning conflict journalist CJ Chivers follows the arcs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the experiences of those who fought them.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10679805
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.7044/34092313
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, C.J. Chivers
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3442171
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Into Afghanistan : Lieutenant Layne McDowell and the retaliatory air campaign -- Into Iraq : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the kill zone at al-Kaed Bridge -- A rising insurgency : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the rocket attacks -- Mission creep : Hospital Corpsman Dustin E. Kirby and a family at war -- Occupation : Chief Warrant Officer Michael Slebodnik and the Air Cavalry in Iraq -- Stateside rotation : Lieutenant Commander Layne McDowell's dream -- Economy of force : Petty Officer Dustin Kirby and the Route Chicago Shooting Gallery -- The price : Chief Warrant Officer Mike Slebodnik and the Air Cavalry in Afghanistan -- We're here because we're here : Specialist Robert Soto and Viper Co in the Korengal -- Last push : First Lieutenant Jarrod Neff and a battle to turn the tide of the war -- Reassessment : Commander Layne McDowell and the satisfaction of restraint -- Return : Dustin Kirby's comeback
Control code
on1045670687
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451676679
Lccn
2018034382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
97EB1680-C8E0-4D16-8D04-2C3F18CB55B6
System control number
(OCoLC)1045670687
Label
The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, C.J. Chivers
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3442171
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Into Afghanistan : Lieutenant Layne McDowell and the retaliatory air campaign -- Into Iraq : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the kill zone at al-Kaed Bridge -- A rising insurgency : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the rocket attacks -- Mission creep : Hospital Corpsman Dustin E. Kirby and a family at war -- Occupation : Chief Warrant Officer Michael Slebodnik and the Air Cavalry in Iraq -- Stateside rotation : Lieutenant Commander Layne McDowell's dream -- Economy of force : Petty Officer Dustin Kirby and the Route Chicago Shooting Gallery -- The price : Chief Warrant Officer Mike Slebodnik and the Air Cavalry in Afghanistan -- We're here because we're here : Specialist Robert Soto and Viper Co in the Korengal -- Last push : First Lieutenant Jarrod Neff and a battle to turn the tide of the war -- Reassessment : Commander Layne McDowell and the satisfaction of restraint -- Return : Dustin Kirby's comeback
Control code
on1045670687
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451676679
Lccn
2018034382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
97EB1680-C8E0-4D16-8D04-2C3F18CB55B6
System control number
(OCoLC)1045670687

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