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Shade it black : death and after in Iraq

Author: Jess Goodell; John E Hearn
Publisher: Philadelphia : Casemate Publishers, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A memoir from a soldier who volunteered to serve with the Marines' first declared Mortuary Attachment in Iraq's Al Anbar province in 2004, which was responsible for doing "what had to be done but that no one wanted to know about": they "processed" the bodies of U.S. and other soldiers killed in combat, so that they could be identified and returned to their families.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Erlebnisbericht
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Jess Goodell; Jess Goodell; Jess Goodell; Jess Goodell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Goodell; John E Hearn
ISBN: 9781612000015 1612000010 9781612000121 1612000126
OCLC Number: 679923226
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: To Iraq --
Mortuary Affairs --
Camp TQ --
Processing --
Pressure --
Convoys --
Stigma --
Pushed --
Fire and rain --
Processing Iraqis --
Toll --
Immorality plays --
Personal effects --
Four Marines in the news --
Mothers, sisters, daughters --
Boom --
Heads --
The girls's generation --
Life and death --
Anticipation --
Home --
Miguel --
Searching --
St. Louis --
Seattle --
A break --
Tucson --
Nightmare --
Chautauqua --
Hope.
Other Titles: Death and after in Iraq
Responsibility: Jess Goodell with John Hearn.

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In 2008, CBS' Chief Foreign Correspondent, Lara Logan, candidly speculated about the human side of the war in Iraq: "Tell me the last time you saw the body of a dead American soldier.  Read more...

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More impressionistic than journalistic, Goodell's verbal images are visceral, as keen as you will find in contemporary combat non-fiction * Military Times * Shade It Black is a powerful, direct and Read more...

 
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