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The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In addition to three extraordinary pieces on war, this book includes Bowden's incisive sports writing, think pieces, and a selection of fascinating profiles--from a piece on the world's youngest and most baffling dictator, Kim Jong-un, to features on newspaper scion Arthur Sulzberger and The Wire creator, David Simon"--Published in Atlantic Monthly.--Back jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bowden
ISBN: 9780802124111 0802124119
OCLC Number: 933364610
Description: xii, 474 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: War. The three battles of Wanat ; The ploy ; The last ace ; The killing machines ; Jihadists in paradise --Profiles. Just Joe ; The inheritance ; The bright sun of Juche ; Defending the indefensible ; The angriest man in television ; The measured man --Sports. The silent treatment ; The hardest job in football ; The man who broke Atlantic City ; Attila's headset --Essays. The story behind the story ; The great guinea hen massacre ; Rebirth of the guineas ; Cry Wolfe ; Abraham Lincoln is an idiot ; Dumb kids' class ; Saddam on Saddam ; "Zero Dark Thirty" is not pro-torture.
Other Titles: 3 battles of Wanat
Responsibility: Mark Bowden.

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"In addition to three extraordinary pieces on war, this book includes Bowden's incisive sports writing, think pieces, and a selection of fascinating profiles--from a piece on the world's youngest and most baffling dictator, Kim Jong-un, to features on newspaper scion Arthur Sulzberger and The Wire creator, David Simon"--Published in Atlantic Monthly.--Back jacket flap.

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