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The things they cannot say : stories soldiers won't tell you about what they've seen, done or failed to do in war

Author: Kevin Sites
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this work the author asks the difficult questions of these combatants, many of whom he first met while in Afghanistan and Iraq and others he sought out from different wars: What is it like to kill? What is it like to be under fire? How do you know what's right? What can you never forget? He compiles the accounts of soldiers, Marines, their families and friends, and also shares the unsettling narrative of his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Primary sources
Anecdotes
Biography
Military history
Personal narratives
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Sites
ISBN: 9780061990526 0061990523
OCLC Number: 810946110
Description: xxxiv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The killer in me --
Me and my PTSD --
The Killing Business: What's It Like to Kill in War? --
Killing up close / Corporal William Wold ; Pulling the trigger / Staff Sergeant Mikeal Auton. --
The Wounds of War: What's It Like to be Shot, Bombed or Burned in Combat? --
Survivor's guilt / Lance Corporal James Sperry ; Someone's not listening / Gunnery Sergeant Leonard Shelton. --
The Greatest Veneration: My Father's War --
Things That Stain the Soul: What Can Never be Forgotten? --
Dogs of war / Specialist Joe Caley --
Hung on a cross / First Lieutenant Thomas Saal. --
Deadly Honest Mistakes: What's It Like to Kill Your Own Men or Civilians? --
Unfriendly fire / Specialist Michael "Casey" Ayala ; Making it right / Captain Zachary Iscol. --
Moral Ambiguities: How do you Know What's Right? --
Morris vs. Mo / Colonel Morris Goins ; The quiet soldier / Major Lior Tailer ; Into the deep / Corporal Sebastiaan Schoonhoven --
Deus Ex Machina.
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