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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
In a refugee camp in southern Turkey, Elliot Ackerman sits across the table from 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 he establishes a rapport with Abu Hassar, he reveals that in fact he was a Marine. Ackerman then draws the shape of the Euphrates River on a large piece of paper, and his one-time adversary joins him, filling in the map with the names and dates of where they saw fighting during the war. They discover they had shadowed each other for some time, a realisation that brings them to a strange kind of intimacy. Elliot Ackerman's extraordinary memoir explores how he came to this refugee camp and what he hoped to find there. Moving between his recent experiences on the ground as a journalist in Syria and his Marine deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan, he creates a work of astonishing atmospheric pressure. At once an intensely personal book about the terrible lure of combat and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of the past two decades of strife for America, the region and the world, Places and Names bids to take its place among our greatest books about modern war
Summary
The decorated Marine and author of the National Book Award finalist, Dark at the Crossing, draws on five tours of duty to assess the nature of combat and the human cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10781907
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Ackerman, Elliot
Dewey number
956.70443
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Ackerman, Elliot
  • Hassar, Abu
  • United States
  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Target audience
adult
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on war, revolution, and returning
Label
Places and names : on war, revolution, and returning, Elliot Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Safe on the Southbank (Summer 2014)
  • No friends but the mountains (Autumn 2014)
  • Paradox (Autumn 2004)
  • What's buried in the Devil's Mountain (Winter 2015)
  • My last movie night (Spring 2011)
  • The imitation game at Tel Abyad (Summer 2015)
  • A thousand discords (Summer 2015)
  • A Swiss wedding (Summer 2015)
  • Back to the city (Autumn 2016)
  • The revolution is over, or the music will live forever (prologue)
  • The triumph of death (Summer 2013)
  • The fourth war (Autumn 2013)
  • In Dara'a, a spark and fuel (Spring 2011)
  • Expatriates (Winter 2014)
  • A prayer for Austin Tice (Winter 2014)
  • Black in the rainbow, Bergdahl and the whale (Summer 2014)
  • The Suleimani photograph (Summer 2014)
Control code
000065432484
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 232 pages
Isbn
9780241355169
Lccn
be2019023888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107378876
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
Contents
  • Safe on the Southbank (Summer 2014)
  • No friends but the mountains (Autumn 2014)
  • Paradox (Autumn 2004)
  • What's buried in the Devil's Mountain (Winter 2015)
  • My last movie night (Spring 2011)
  • The imitation game at Tel Abyad (Summer 2015)
  • A thousand discords (Summer 2015)
  • A Swiss wedding (Summer 2015)
  • Back to the city (Autumn 2016)
  • The revolution is over, or the music will live forever (prologue)
  • The triumph of death (Summer 2013)
  • The fourth war (Autumn 2013)
  • In Dara'a, a spark and fuel (Spring 2011)
  • Expatriates (Winter 2014)
  • A prayer for Austin Tice (Winter 2014)
  • Black in the rainbow, Bergdahl and the whale (Summer 2014)
  • The Suleimani photograph (Summer 2014)
Control code
000065432484
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 232 pages
Isbn
9780241355169
Lccn
be2019023888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1107378876

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