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The Resource Thank you for your service, David Finkel

Thank you for your service, David Finkel

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Thank you for your service
Title
Thank you for your service
Statement of responsibility
David Finkel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after war No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel shadowed the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous surge, a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed all of them forever. Now Finkel has followed many of those same men as they've returned home and struggled to reintegrate--both into their family lives and into American society at large. In the ironically named Thank You for Your Service, Finkel writes with tremendous compassion not just about the soldiers but about their wives and children. Where do soldiers belong after their homecoming? Is it possible, or even reasonable, to expect them to rejoin their communities as if nothing has happened? And in moments of hardship, who are soldiers expected to turn to if they feel alienated by the world they once lived in? These are the questions Finkel faces as he revisits the brave but shaken men of the 2-16. More than a work of journalism, Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding--shocking but always riveting, unflinching but deeply humane, it takes us inside the heads of those who must live the rest of their lives with the chilling realities of war"--
  • "Finkel, a journalist, follows the soldiers who serve in the Iraq War as they struggle to reintegrate into American society"--
Summary
An award-winning staff writer for The Washington Post discusses the hardships faced by soldiers who have come home from service by following the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion originally depicted in his book The Good Soldiers
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Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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  • Provided by publisher
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10218864
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.860973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.767.P79
LC item number
F56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
Thank you for your service, David Finkel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20241364
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780374180669
Lccn
2013021990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0012755670
Label
Thank you for your service, David Finkel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20241364
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780374180669
Lccn
2013021990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0012755670

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