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The Resource The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows, Brian Castner

The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows, Brian Castner

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The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows
Title
The long walk
Title remainder
a story of war and the life that follows
Statement of responsibility
Brian Castner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. He and his team would venture out in convoys from their Forward Operating Base to engage in the nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating work of disarming the deadly improvised explosive devices that had been discovered --or to pick up the pieces when the alert came too late. They relied on an army of remote-controlled cameras and robots, but if that technology failed, a technician would don the eighty-pound Kevlar suit and take the Long Walk to disarm the bomb. When Castner returned home, he began a struggle with an unshakeable feeling of fear, confusion and survivor's guilt that he terms the Crazy. His thrilling, heartbreaking, stunningly honest book immerses the reader in two harrowing and simultaneous realities: the terror, excitement and camaraderie of combat, and the lonely battle against the enemy within--the haunting memories that will not fade the survival instincts that will not switch off
Summary
A memoir by a bomb-disposal veteran of the Iraq War traces his three tours of duty in the Middle East and his team's daily life-threatening efforts to stop roadside bombers, and shares the challenges he faced while reacclimating to civilian life
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10109573
Cataloging source
DLC
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Castner, Brian
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Castner, Brian
  • United States
  • Ordnance disposal units
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Ordnance disposal units
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Target audience
adult
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a story of war and the life that follows
Label
The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows, Brian Castner
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Publication
Control code
000050064921
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
303p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611735109
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012016061
System control number
(OCoLC)791683275
Label
The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows, Brian Castner
Publication
Control code
000050064921
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
303p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611735109
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012016061
System control number
(OCoLC)791683275

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