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The Resource The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows, Brian Castner, (large print)

The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows, Brian Castner, (large print)

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The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows
Title
The long walk
Title remainder
a story of war and the life that follows
Statement of responsibility
Brian Castner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a powerful account of war and homecoming. The author served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. Days and nights he and his team, his brothers, would venture forth in heavily armed convoys from their Forward Operating Base to engage in the nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating work of either disarming the deadly improvised explosive devices that had been discovered, or picking up the pieces when the alert came too late. They relied on an army of remote-controlled cameras and robots, but if that technology failed, a technician would have to don the eighty-pound Kevlar suit, take the long walk up to the bomb, and disarm it by hand. This lethal game of cat and mouse was, and continues to be, the real war within America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But this book is not just about battle itself. It is also an unflinching portrayal of the toll war exacts on the men and women who are fighting it. When the author returned home to his wife and family, he began a struggle with a no less insidious foe, an unshakable feeling of fear and confusion and survivor's guilt that he terms The Crazy. His book immerses the reader in two harrowing and simultaneous realities: the terror and excitement and camaraderie of combat, and the lonely battle against the enemy within, the haunting memories that will not fade, the survival instincts that will not switch off. After enduring what he has endured, can there ever again be such a thing as "normal"?
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10109573
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DLC
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Castner, Brian
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/3
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.766.C37
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Castner, Brian
  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Ordnance disposal units
  • Ordnance disposal units
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
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a story of war and the life that follows
Label
The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows, Brian Castner, (large print)
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Publication
Note
New York : Doubleday, c2013
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9781611735109
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012016061
System control number
  • (OCoLC)791683275
  • (OCoLC)791683275
Label
The long walk : a story of war and the life that follows, Brian Castner, (large print)
Publication
Note
New York : Doubleday, c2013
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9781611735109
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012016061
System control number
  • (OCoLC)791683275
  • (OCoLC)791683275

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