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The Resource Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story, Matti Friedman

Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story, Matti Friedman

Label
Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story
Title
Pumpkinflowers
Title remainder
a soldier's story
Statement of responsibility
Matti Friedman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was just one small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt worldwide today. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for "casualties." Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the harrowing experience of a band of young Israeli soldiers charged with holding this remote outpost, a task that would change them forever, wound the country in ways large and small, and foreshadow the unwinnable conflicts the United States would soon confront in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere. Pumpkinflowers is a reckoning by one of those young soldiers now grown into a remarkable writer. Part memoir, part reportage, part history, Friedman's powerful narrative captures the birth of today's chaotic Middle East and the rise of a twenty-first-century type of war in which there is never a clear victor and media images can be as important as the battle itself. Raw and beautifully rendered, Pumpkinflowers will take its place among classic war narratives by George Orwell, Philip Caputo, and Tim O'Brien. It is an unflinching look at the way we conduct war today
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DLC
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Friedman, Matti
Dewey number
  • 956.9204/442
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS87.5
LC item number
.F75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friedman, Matti
  • Lebanon
Label
Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story, Matti Friedman
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Publication
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Includes notes on sources
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015031466
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 242 pages:
Isbn
9781616204587
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015031466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Label
Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story, Matti Friedman
Publication
Note
Includes notes on sources
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015031466
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 242 pages:
Isbn
9781616204587
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015031466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map

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