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The Resource American cipher : one soldier's nightmare in the Afghanistan War, Matt Farwell and Michael Ames

American cipher : one soldier's nightmare in the Afghanistan War, Matt Farwell and Michael Ames

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American cipher : one soldier's nightmare in the Afghanistan War
Title
American cipher
Title remainder
one soldier's nightmare in the Afghanistan War
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Matt Farwell and Michael Ames
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eng
Summary
On June 30, 2009, Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl left his post in eastern Afghanistan, about 25 miles from the Pakistani border. He was quickly captured by local tribesmen, who sold him up the Taliban's chain of command. In May 2014, after almost five years in captivity the longest-held and most brutalised Prisoner of War since Vietnam he was released. His freedom was exchanged for five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay. Bergdahl was welcomed home by President Obama in a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House. Within hours, however, some of Bergdahl's former platoon mates were denouncing him as a deserter, even a traitor. Bergdahl admits walking away from his guard post of his own volition. But what is the truth: is Bowe Bergdahl a traitor or a hero? Or does the truth lie somewhere in-between, shrouded by the fog of war? Bowe Bergdahl's story has risen to international prominence since becoming the subject of the current series of the hit podcast Serial. But now, and for the first time, American Cipher, written with exclusive access to key sources, will tell the full compelling, dramatic and shocking true story
Biography type
autobiography
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UKMGB
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Farwell, Matt
Dewey number
958.10477
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no index present
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non fiction
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Ames, Michael
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  • Bergdahl, Bowe
  • Bergdahl, Bowe
  • Biographies
  • Soldiers
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Trials (Military offences)
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
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American cipher : one soldier's nightmare in the Afghanistan War, Matt Farwell and Michael Ames
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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Contents
Act I: A fantastic plan. Little America ; Blowback ; Adjustment disorder ; An army of one ; OP Mest --Act II: Lost. DUSTWUN ; The lost puppy ; River city ; Diversions and deceptions -- Act III: Trapped. Not the worst news ; The Pakistan paradox ; Fixing intel ; Means of escape -- Act IV: Bring Bowe home. Pawns ; The no-negotiations negotiations ; Bob's war ; The five-sided wind tunnel -- Act V: Codes of conduct. Welcome home ; Fox Nation ; Debriefing ; Squared away ; The noise ; Guilty
Control code
000065136244
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472238795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)950638678
Label
American cipher : one soldier's nightmare in the Afghanistan War, Matt Farwell and Michael Ames
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Act I: A fantastic plan. Little America ; Blowback ; Adjustment disorder ; An army of one ; OP Mest --Act II: Lost. DUSTWUN ; The lost puppy ; River city ; Diversions and deceptions -- Act III: Trapped. Not the worst news ; The Pakistan paradox ; Fixing intel ; Means of escape -- Act IV: Bring Bowe home. Pawns ; The no-negotiations negotiations ; Bob's war ; The five-sided wind tunnel -- Act V: Codes of conduct. Welcome home ; Fox Nation ; Debriefing ; Squared away ; The noise ; Guilty
Control code
000065136244
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472238795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)950638678

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