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Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI

Author: Ryan Smithson
Publisher: New York, NY : Collins, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this extraordinary and harrowing memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. Smithson avoids writing either prowar propaganda or an antimilitary polemic, providing instead a fascinating, often humorous-and occasionally devastating-account of the motivations and life of a contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Personal narratives
Juvenile literature
Personal narratives, American Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Ryan Smithson; Ryan Smithson; Ryan Smithson
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Smithson
ISBN: 9780061664687 0061664685 9780061664700 0061664707
OCLC Number: 243941659
Description: 321 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Red phase: Stuck in the fence --
Reception --
Basic training part I --
Maybe a ring? --
EQ platoon --
GI Joe Schmo --
Cold lightning --
The eight-hour delay --
The town that Achmed built --
A taste of death --
White phase: Basic training part II --
Relief --
War miracles --
A taste of home --
Satan's clothes dryer --
Hard canvas --
Pets --
Bazoona cat --
Tears --
Blue phase: Basic training part III --
Best day so far --
Irony --
The end --
Silence and silhouettes --
Words on paper --
The innocent --
Ghosts of war.
Responsibility: Ryan Smithson.
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Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this extraordinary and harrowing memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. Smithson avoids writing either prowar propaganda or an antimilitary polemic, providing instead a fascinating, often humorous-and occasionally devastating-account of the motivations and life of a contemporary soldier.

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Amazing story of one young man's experiences in Iraq.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-04-14) Very Good Permalink

Ryan Smithson, a seventeen-year-old New Yorker, joins the Army Reserve and is deployed to Iraq two years later.  Through blood, sweat, and tears, he learns the true meaning of bravery, duty, and freedom.  I would absolutely recommend Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson because it is an amazing...
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