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Shadow of the sword : a Marine's journey of war, heroism, and redemption

Author: Jeremiah Workman; John R Bruning
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry under fire, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is one of the Marine Corps' best-known contemporary combat veterans. In this memoir, he tells a story of his service overseas and of the emotional wars that continue to rage long after our fighting men come home. In the Iraqi city of Fallujah in December 2004, Workman faced the challenge that would change his life. He and his platoon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Jeremiah Workman; Jeremiah Workman
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremiah Workman; John R Bruning
ISBN: 9780803240964 0803240961
OCLC Number: 759915611
Notes: Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2009. With new foreword.
Description: xiii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Sergeant Major Carlton W. KentPrologue: Stairwell to NowherePART IChapter 1 - Reflection of the DamnedChapter 2 - The Man without a FaceChapter 3 - Mop-Up CrewChapter 4 - DiagnosisChapter 5 - A Mind at WarChapter 6 - BeaufortChapter 7 - Drug TripChapter 8 - The Last MedalChapter 9 - Ten-Step Kill ZoneChapter 10 - Break ContactPART IIChapter 11 - Link by LinkChapter 12 - DisconnectChapter 13 - Eight-Thousand-Mile Sniper ShotChapter 14 - The Ghost of Ira HayesChapter 15 - A Moment in the TroughChapter 16 - Lost MomentPART IIIChapter 17 - Return to the IslandChapter 18 - BrothersChapter 19 - Bleeding LoveChapter 20 - The Dark Side of the BrotherhoodPART IVChapter 21 - The Wrong FightChapter 22 - BootstrapsChapter 23 - Scorched EarthChapter 24 - Human BombChapter 25 - Field-Grade HeroChapter 26 - ObliterationChapter 27 - CraterscapeChapter 28 - Battlefield RequiemChapter 29 - October DawnChapter 30 - ReconstructionChapter 31 - GenerationsChapter 32 - SetbacksChapter 33 - No Higher HonorChapter 34 - February 21, 2007Epilogue: The Shadow WarFinal Notes: Fall 2008Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Jeremiah Workman ; with John R. Bruning ; foreword by Carlton W. Kent.

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Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is one of the Marine Corps's best-known contemporary combat veterans. In this searing and inspiring memoir, he tells an unforgettable story of his service overseas -  Read more...

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