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The Resource A sniper's journey : the truth about the man behind the rifle, Gary D. Mitchell with Michael Hirsh ; foreword by Douglas Valentine

A sniper's journey : the truth about the man behind the rifle, Gary D. Mitchell with Michael Hirsh ; foreword by Douglas Valentine

Label
A sniper's journey : the truth about the man behind the rifle
Title
A sniper's journey
Title remainder
the truth about the man behind the rifle
Statement of responsibility
Gary D. Mitchell with Michael Hirsh ; foreword by Douglas Valentine
Title variation
snipers journey
Title variation remainder
the truth about the man behind the rifle
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1968, Gary Mitchell was a teenager in Granbury, Texas - a town that offered very few options other than college or the military
  • Fresh out of high school, Mitchell chose to enlist in the Army, and was sent to Vietnam, where he earned a reputation for keeping his head in extreme situations
  • This caught the eye of his superiors, who found that he also excelled at long-distance shooting - a discovery that set him on the path to a new identity as a sniper."
  • "During his time in Vietnam, undercover American intelligence agents "borrowed" Mitchell, off the books of course, from his Army unit, and used him to carry out planned assassinations. Some - not Gary - might even call them executions
  • These were not combat kills, but most likely targets assigned by agents in the CIA-backed Phoenix Program
  • From his first mission to his last, Gary had to deal with the realization that he and his spotter were expendable, their missions deniable."
  • "But this is not just the story of a man at war; it's also about the war within the man, because the memories of his sniper missions were always with him
  • And as the years went by, the full realization of what he'd done in the line of duty came back to haunt Mitchell's scarred conscience. Without the love of his wife, Ellen, it would have destroyed him."--Jacket
Summary
A former U.S. Army sharp-shooter describes how his talent as a sniper led to his role as a long-range assassin as part of American intelligence operations, the impact of his missions on his later military career and civilian life, and the guilt and PTSD that nearly destroyed him
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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220896
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Mitchell, Gary D.
Dewey number
  • 616.85/212/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1943-
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Hirsh, Michael
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True
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  • Mitchell, Gary D.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Combat
  • Snipers
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Mitchell, Gary D.
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Combat Disorders
  • Veterans Health
  • Vietnam Conflict
  • Mitchell, Gary D.
  • Vietnam War
  • Combat
  • Mental health
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Snipers
  • Veterans
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the truth about the man behind the rifle
Label
A sniper's journey : the truth about the man behind the rifle, Gary D. Mitchell with Michael Hirsh ; foreword by Douglas Valentine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm60971867
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 268 pages
Isbn
9780451220516
Isbn Type
()
Lccn
2005019516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60971867
Label
A sniper's journey : the truth about the man behind the rifle, Gary D. Mitchell with Michael Hirsh ; foreword by Douglas Valentine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm60971867
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 268 pages
Isbn
9780451220516
Isbn Type
()
Lccn
2005019516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60971867

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