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West, Owen 1969-

Works: 11 works in 35 publications in 3 languages and 2,172 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  War stories  Juvenile works  Horror tales  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3623.E845,
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Publications about Owen West
Publications by Owen West
Most widely held works by Owen West
Sharkman six : a novel by Owen West( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
A stinging morality tale in which Lt. Gavin Kelly is torn between his men, his confusing mission, and the international rules of engagement he has sworn to uphold. As his platoon decends into the lawless, violent underbelly of Somalia, Lt Kelly must determine his own values and allegiances in a country where murders are commonplace and constant
Four days to Veracruz : a novel by Owen West( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Honeymooning in Mexico, endurance athletes Kate and Darren Phillips accidentally stumble into the path of a drug cartel leader and find themselves fleeing across the badlands of the Sierra Madre with a piece of encrypted communication code
Sharkman six a novel by Owen West( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
When Lieutenant Gavin Kelly's recon platoon swims ashore a Mogadishu beach under the glare of hundreds of news camera lights, it is an appropriately surreal beginning to Operation Restore Home
The funhouse : carnival of terror by Owen West( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
The funhouse : a novel by Owen West( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
An insane carnival barker vows revenge on his ex-wife by threatening to murder any children she has in the future
The funhouse : a novel by Dean R Koontz( Book )
in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Annotation: Once there was a girl who ran away and joined a traveling carnival. She married a man she hated and begat a child she could never love. Now Ellen has a new life, a new husband and two normal children. Memory is drowned in alcohol and prayers-neither of which will save her kids when the carnival comes back to town. A premiere release by the bestselling author of Dragon Tears
The Snake Eaters : an unlikely band of brothers and the battle for the soul of Iraq by Owen West( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Documents the achievements of a team of reservists and National Guardsmen who built an Iraqi battalion and fought side by side with the first Iraqi soldiers granted independent battle space
Urbana Senior High School Concert Band, Varsity Band and Dance Band ( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Hadožrouti by Owen West( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Czech and held by 1 library worldwide
The snake eaters : counterinsurgency advisors in combat by Owen West( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
WHEN A DOZEN UNPREPARED AMERICAN ARMY RESERVISTS ARE DROPPED OFF on an isolated Iraqi outpost with orders to be its military advisors, they have no idea that what they will really be doing is fighting. With no training to fall back on, this group'including a guitarist, a DEA agent, a plumber, and a postal worker'must somehow mentor the "Snake Eaters," an Iraqi battalion locked in a deadly struggle over an insurgent-infested town along the Euphrates River. They are plunged into complex counterinsurgent warfare side by side with their Iraqi charges, soon discovering that at such close quarters moral standards are inevitably blurred. The battle becomes so personal that the combatants know each other's names, faces, and especially the families caught in the middle. Owen West, a third-generation U.S. Marine, tells the gripping, boots-on-the-ground story of the remarkable American and Iraqi troops who for two years fought the insurgency street by street and house by house in the poisonous city of Khalidiya, Iraq. The American advisors were a ramshackle group of Army reservists, Marines, and National Guardsmen with little support or understanding from the higher ranks. The Iraqi battalion they were assigned was from the very first both amateurish and hostile. In a town where the people they were trying to protect were indistinguishable from the enemy they were trying to kill'and few locals ever told the truth'it seemed like a mission doomed to failure. But with courage, infinite patience, and a sense of duty few outsiders understood, the young American and Iraqi soldiers on patrol learned to work with each other and with the townspeople, winning their trust and revealing war as a series of human acts. From Major Mohammed, the Snake Eater who garners the most respect from the Americans precisely because he likes them the least, to the bighearted Staff Sergeant Blakley, a medic stalked by a sniper, the heroic soldiers in these pages are as complex as their war. By the end of the mission, the Snake Eaters was the first Iraqi battalion granted independent battle space, the insurgency was wiped off the streets of Khalidiya, and peace was restored. A rare success story to emerge from the war, West's exceptional book is as instructive as it is impossible to put down. Owen West is donating his net proceeds from The Snake Eaters to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and to the families of fallen advisors and fallen Iraqi "Snake Eaters."
Computations by self-paced assignment packages by Owen West( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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English (32)
Polish (2)
Czech (1)
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