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Ackerman, Elliot

Overview
Works: 13 works in 73 publications in 3 languages and 3,228 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  War stories  War fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  History  Young adult works  Detective and mystery fiction  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3601.C5456, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Elliot Ackerman
 
Most widely held works by Elliot Ackerman
Dark at the crossing by Elliot Ackerman( Book )

18 editions published in 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir's wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief. As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris's choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness? Told with compassion and a deft hand, Dark at the Crossing is an exploration of loss, of second chances, and of why we choose to believe-a trenchantly observed novel of raw urgency and power."--Provided by publisher
Green on blue : a novel by Elliot Ackerman( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A debut novel about a young Afghan orphan and the harrowing, intractable nature of war."--
Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. He has never even met their young daughter. And he will never again see the friend and fellow soldier who didn't make it back home--and who narrates the novel. But on Christmas, the one day Mary is not at his bedside, Eden's re-ordered consciousness comes flickering alive. As he begins to find a way to communicate, some troubling truths about his marriage--and about his life before he went to war--come to the surface
The road ahead : fiction from the forever war by Adrian Bonenberger( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years have passed since boots first hit the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet the war has not ended--only changed. These masterfully crafted stories from writers who have served reflect the entire breadth of human emotion--loss, anger, joy, love, fear, and courage--and the evolving nature of what has become America's "Forever War." From debut writers to experienced authors whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker, this exceptional collection promises to be the definitive fictional look at the after-effects of the Iraq and Afghan Wars and will resonate with readers long after the final page. -- Inside jacket flap
Green on blue by Elliot Ackerman( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Afghani orphan loses everything when his village is attacked by militants and must join a U.S.-funded militia to try to save his injured brother, who fell victim to a marketplace bomb
Dark at the crossing by Elliot Ackerman( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir's wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief. As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris's choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness?"--Publisher's description
Istanbul letters by Elliot Ackerman( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection "Why do some forms of violence-the beheading of journalists by the Islamic State, a bombing in Ankara, or the attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando-make us feel so threatened, while other forms-the 372 separate mass shootings in America in 2015 or the 4,219 Syrians killed that same September-do little to challenge our sense of safety'" From his base in Istanbul, Elliot Ackerman has written letters and essays that explore how global and seemingly remote issues like terrorism, US foreign policy, and other geopolitical forces play out and wreak distress upon the quotidian lives of civilians. Here assembled into a haunting piece, the fragments of a year's notes open a window into life under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's oppressive and nationalistic right-wing regime, the civil war in Syria, and the disintegration of the old order in the Middle-East. Exposing how a pervasive rhetoric of fear can shape a society and written with intimacy and a tremendous amount of compassion, this is an astute political commentary and first-person travel narrative par excellence. An ebook short
Waiting for Eden : a novel by Elliot Ackerman( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the National Book Award finalist, a breathtakingly spare and shattering new novel that traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives.Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. He has never even met their young daughter. And he will never again see the friend and fellow soldier who didn't make it back home--and who narrates the novel. But on Christmas, the one day Mary is not at his bedside, Eden's re-ordered consciousness comes flickering alive. As he begins to find a way to communicate, some troubling truths about his marriage--and about his life before he went to war--come to the surface. Is Eden the same man he once was: a husband, a friend, a father-to-be? What makes a life worth living? A piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty and betrayal, love and fear, Waiting for Eden is a tour de force of profound humanity
Elliot Ackerman : Dark at the Crossing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In his latest work, Elliot Ackerman explores how the Syrian War created loss and the destruction of a cause in his novel of raw urgency and power. Set in the autumn of 2013 as the Syrian revolution wanes and the Islamic State rises, Dark at the Crossing is the entangled story of an Iraqi-American intent on crossing the border to fight in Syria, and a Syrian couple scarred by the revolution and the loss of their only daughter. ELLIOT ACKERMAN, author of the critically acclaimed novel Green on Blue, is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. His is both a former White House fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart
Elliot Ackerman : Green on Blue : A Novel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, Elliot Ackerman has delivered a stirring debut novel about a young Afghan orphan and the harrowing, intractable nature of war. Aziz and his older brother Ali are coming of age in a village amid the pine forests and endless mountains of eastern Afghanistan. There is no school, but their mother teaches them to read and write, and once a month sends the boys on a two-day journey to the bazaar. They are poor, but inside their mud-walled home, the family has stability, love, and routine. When a convoy of armed men arrives in their village one day, their world crumbles. The boys survive and make their way to a small city, where they sleep among other orphans. They learn to beg, and, eventually, they earn work and trust from the local shopkeepers. Ali saves their money and sends Aziz to school at the madrassa, but when U.S. forces invade the country, militants strike back. A bomb explodes in the market, and Ali is brutally injured. In the hospital, Aziz meets an Afghan wearing an American uniform. To save his brother, Aziz must join the Special Lashkar, a U.S. funded militia. No longer a boy, but not yet a man, he departs for the untamed border. Trapped in a conflict both savage and entirely contrived, Aziz struggles to understand his place. Will he embrace the brutality of war or leave it behind, and risk placing his brother - and a young woman he comes to love - in jeopardy?
Green on blue : a novel by Elliot Ackerman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Ralph Bunche Library Speaker Series presents : Elliott Ackerman, "Green on Blue : a novel" by Elliot Ackerman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, and White House Fellow, a stirring debut novel about a young Afghan orphan and the harrowing, intractable nature of war. Aziz and his older brother Ali are coming of age in a village amid the pine forests and endless mountains of eastern Afghanistan. There is no school, but their mother teaches them to read and write, and once a month sends the boys on a two-day journey to the bazaar. They are poor, but inside their mud-walled home, the family has stability, love, and routine. When a convoy of armed men arrives in their village one day, their world crumbles. The boys survive and make their way to a small city, where they sleep among other orphans. They learn to beg, and, eventually, they earn work and trust from the local shopkeepers. Ali saves their money and sends Aziz to school at the madrassa, but when US forces invade the country, militants strike back. A bomb explodes in the market, and Ali is brutally injured. In the hospital, Aziz meets an Afghan wearing an American uniform. To save his brother, Aziz must join the Special Lashkar, a US-funded militia. No longer a boy, but not yet a man, he departs for the untamed border. Trapped in a conflict both savage and entirely contrived, Aziz struggles to understand his place. Will he embrace the brutality of war or leave it behind, and risk placing his brother--and a young woman he comes to love--in jeopardy? Having served five tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, Elliot Ackerman has written a gripping, morally complex debut novel, an astonishing feat of empathy and imagination about boys caught in a deadly conflict "--Publisher's description
 
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Alternative Names
Elliot Ackerman Amerikaans schrijver

Elliot Ackerman écrivain américain

Елиът Акерман

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