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Long Way Gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

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ISBN-10: 0374531269

ISBN-13: 9780374531263

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ishmael Beah

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My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life. “Why did you leave Sierra Leone?” “Because there is a war.” “You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?” “Yes, all the time.” “Cool.” I smile a little. “You should tell us about it sometime.” “Yes, sometime.” This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does…    
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 8/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English