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Pumpkinflowers A Soldier's Story

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ISBN-10: 1616204583

ISBN-13: 9781616204587

Edition: 2016

Authors: Matti Friedman

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From a celebrated, award-winning writer comes the true story of a band of young soldiers, the author among them, charged with holding one remote outpost in Lebanon, a task that changed them forever and foreshadowed today's unwinnable conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. It was small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that continue to emanate worldwide today. The hill was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for "casualties." Friedman's visceral narrative re-creates harrowing wartime experiences in a work that is part frontlines memoir, part journalistic reporting, part military history.The years in question were…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 5/3/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

MATTI FRIEDMAN is an Associated Press writer. He lives in Israel.