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A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier

Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Ishmael Beah; Beah; Ishmael Beah
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0374105235 9780374105235
OCLC Number: 69423270
Notes: "Sarah Crichton Books."
Description: 229 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Ishmael Beah.
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What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? This title tells the author's story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence.  Read more...

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a heart grabbing book.

by mommy4lex (WorldCat user published 2008-05-28) Excellent Permalink
I bought this book thinking it sounds like a good book. But as i started to read, i couldnt put the book down i finished it in a few hours. It grabs your attention and keeps you interested throughout the whole book. This book was beyond excellent.
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The warzone seems like a situation that can never be resolved, which makes it an even greater hell. Ishmael displays potential that is immediately recognized by the staffers of the rehabilitation center of help by UNICEF. Finally, no matter where he is, Ishmael is surrounded with love and hope for...
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