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Spoils : a novel

Author: Brian Van Reet
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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It is April 2003. American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds. But this vital tipping point is barely recognized for what it is, as a series of miscalculations and blunders fuels an already smoldering insurgency intent of making Iraq the next graveyard of empires. This novel explores the lives on both sides of the battle lines: Cassandra Wigheard, a nineteen-year-old gunner  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
War fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Van Reet
ISBN: 9780316316163 0316316164
OCLC Number: 981123425
Notes: "A Lee Boudreaux book."
Description: 292 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Brian Van Reet.

Abstract:

It is April 2003. American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds. But this vital tipping point is barely recognized for what it is, as a series of miscalculations and blunders fuels an already smoldering insurgency intent of making Iraq the next graveyard of empires. This novel explores the lives on both sides of the battle lines: Cassandra Wigheard, a nineteen-year-old gunner on an American Humvee who is captured during a deadly firefight and awakens in a prison cell; Abu Al-Hool, a lifelong mujahideen beset by a simmering crisis of conscience as he struggles against enemies from without and within, including the next wave of far more radicalized jihadists; and Specialist Sleed, a tank crewman who goes along with a "victimless" crime, the consequences of which are more awful than any he could have imagined.
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