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The Resource The good soldiers, David Finkel

The good soldiers, David Finkel

Label
The good soldiers
Title
The good soldiers
Statement of responsibility
David Finkel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A success story in the headlines, the surge in Iraq was an ordeal of hard fighting and anguished trauma for the American soldiers on the ground, according to this riveting war report. Washington Post correspondent Finkel chronicles the 15-month deployment of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion in Baghdad during 2007 and 2008, when the chaos in Iraq subsided to a manageable uproar. For the 2-16, waning violence still meant wild firefights, nerve-wracking patrols through hostile neighborhoods where every trash pile could hide an IED, and dozens of comrades killed and maimed. At the fraught center of the story is Col. Ralph Kauzlarich, whose dogged can-do optimismhis motto is Its all goodpits itself against declining morale and whispers of mutiny. While vivid and moving, Finkels grunts-eye view is limited; the soldiers perspective is one of constant improvisatory reaction to attacks and crises, and we get little sense of exactly how and why the new American counterinsurgency methods calmed the Iraqi maelstrom. Still, Finkels keen firsthand reportage, its grit and impact only heightened by the literary polish of his prose, gives us one of the best accounts yet of the American experience in Iraq
Summary
Relates the author's experiences as an embedded reporter with Battalion 2-16. telling the story of the surge from the perspective of the someone who worked the soldiers every day
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2010.
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2010.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.7044/3420973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.764.U6
LC item number
F56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The good soldiers, David Finkel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
April 6, 2007 -- April 14, 2007 -- May 7, 2007 -- June 30, 2007 -- July 12, 2007 -- July 23, 2007 -- September 22, 2007 -- October 28, 2007 -- December 11, 2007 -- January 25, 2008 -- February 27, 2008 -- March 29, 2008 -- April 10, 2008 -- Appendix: The 2-16 roster of soldiers
Control code
13427899
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780374165734
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009019391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn320192206
  • (OCoLC)320192206
Label
The good soldiers, David Finkel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
April 6, 2007 -- April 14, 2007 -- May 7, 2007 -- June 30, 2007 -- July 12, 2007 -- July 23, 2007 -- September 22, 2007 -- October 28, 2007 -- December 11, 2007 -- January 25, 2008 -- February 27, 2008 -- March 29, 2008 -- April 10, 2008 -- Appendix: The 2-16 roster of soldiers
Control code
13427899
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780374165734
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009019391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn320192206
  • (OCoLC)320192206

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