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The Resource The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, C.J. Chivers

The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, C.J. Chivers

Label
The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
Title
The fighters
Title remainder
Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
Statement of responsibility
C.J. Chivers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 technical precision. In these remote places where the reason for their presence is sometimes not clear, these young men kill or are killed, facing palpable and often constant threat of ambush or hidden bombs. They repeatedly return, rushing toward danger, often to rescue the wounded in wars that escalate around them as the Pentagon changes doctrines and plans. Weaving a history of the war through troops' experiences, the characters in The Fighters climb into an F-14 cockpit for the opening strikes after the attacks of 9/11, hunt for Osama bin Laden along the Pakistani border, chase insurgent rocket teams with helicopters alongside American bases, face snipers in a hostile city in Anbar Province in Iraq, and engage in deadly counterguerilla warfare in the soaring mountains of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Some suffer terribly. All are changed. They return home, uncertain of their place in the world and what their wars have achieved. Chivers accompanied combatants over many years and multiple tours, including many of the characters in this book, developing deep understanding of the experience of combat in our times. The Fighters, his tour de force, tells a history of America's longest wars as well as the lives of the volunteers who have waged them"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chivers, C. J.
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/34092313
  • 958.104/742
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
U52
LC item number
.C55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, C.J. Chivers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "August 2018"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1045647909
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiii, 374 pages
Isbn
9781451676648
Lccn
2018003987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028430959
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1045647909
Label
The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, C.J. Chivers
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "August 2018"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1045647909
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiii, 374 pages
Isbn
9781451676648
Lccn
2018003987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028430959
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1045647909

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