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The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

Author: C J Chivers
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk--the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral confusion mixed with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chivers, C.J. (Christopher John).
Fighters.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
(DLC) 2018034382
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C J Chivers
ISBN: 9781451676648 1451676646 9781451676662 1451676662
OCLC Number: 1045647909
Notes: "August 2018"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 374 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Storm. Into Afghanistan : G-Monster--Lieutenant Layne McDowell's quick air war --
Into the kill zone : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the Gauntlet at al-Kaed Bridge --
Part II. Bad hand. The one you hear already missed : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the rocket attacks --
"In the Navy he'll be safe" : hospital corpsman Dustin E. Kirby and a family at war --
Down safe : Chief Warrant Officer Michael Slebodnik and the air cavalry war in Iraq --
G-Monster : Lieutenant Commander Layne McDowell's dream --
Part III. Counterinsurgency. On Al Qaeda's turf : Dustin Kirby and the route Chicago shooting gallery --
"I'll fly away" : Chief Warrant Officer Mike Slebodnik and the air cavalry in the eastern Afghan valleys --
"We're here because we're here" : Specialist Robert Soto and the ghosts of Korengal Valley --
The push : Lieutenant Jarrod Neff and a battle to turn the tide of the war --
Part IV. Reckoning. G-Monster : the satisfaction of restraint --
The fighter : Gail Kirby's demand.
Responsibility: C.J. Chivers.

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