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The Resource The yellow birds : a novel, Kevin Powers

The yellow birds : a novel, Kevin Powers

Label
The yellow birds : a novel
Title
The yellow birds
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger. This novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive. "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. In addition the novel also offers insight into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Kevin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.O88348
LC item number
Y46 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Andrae, A
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Friendship
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
The yellow birds : a novel, Kevin Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn776523645
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780316219365
Lccn
2012019435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)776523645
Label
The yellow birds : a novel, Kevin Powers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn776523645
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9780316219365
Lccn
2012019435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)776523645

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