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    DescriptionA reporter's firsthand, close-up-and-personal look at the impact of our recent wars on America's unlucky soldiers.


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    Title
    They Were Soldiers
    Subtitle
    How the Wounded Return from America's Wars - the Untold Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781608463718
    ISBN 10: 1608463710
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS4, HBWS5
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    DC22: 355.00973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027170, HIS027120
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027190
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    LC classification: UB
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    DC23: 355.00973
    BISAC V2.8: POL047000
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    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHWL, NHK, NHWR9
    Publisher
    Haymarket Books
    Imprint name
    Haymarket Books
    Publication date
    30 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago
    Review quote
    "Read this unsparing, scathingly direct, and gut-wrenching account -- the war Washington doesn't want you to see. Then see if you still believe that Americans 'support the troops.'"--Andrew J. Bacevich, author of "Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country" "An indispensable book about America's current wars and the multiple ways they continue to wound not only the soldiers but their families and indeed the country itself. Jones writes with passion and clarity about the tragedies other reporters avoid and evade."--Marilyn Young, "author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990" "For a decade, Jones, through her firsthand reporting of war and life on the ground in Afghanistan, has given us more of the reality of that conflict than any dozen of her well-connected colleagues in the established media, attuned as they have been to the cant and spin pouring out of official mouths. Now, she has turned her shrewd, wise, compassionate, reality-bound eye to some of the bitterest facts of all: the almost unimaginable suffering of the American soldiers wounded and otherwise impaired in the conflict. The result is a harrowing and compelling tale that is hard to bear but must be borne if we are understand the disaster this country unleashed in Afghanistan." Jonathan Schell author of "The Unconquerable World" "This is a painful odyssey. Ann Jones's superb writing makes it possible to take it in without sugar coating.... Read this book. You will be a wiser and better citizen." --Jonathan Shay, MD, PhD, author of "Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming" "Ann Jones' new book, "They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars ""-- The Untold""Story," is devastating, and almost incomprehensibly so when one considers that virtually all of the death and destruction in U.S. wars is on the other side. Statistically, what happens to U.S. troops is almost nothing. In human terms, it's overwhelming. Know a yo