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The Resource Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death, Jim Frederick

Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death, Jim Frederick

Label
Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
Title
Black hearts
Title remainder
one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
Statement of responsibility
Jim Frederick
Title variation
Black hearts
Title variation remainder
one platoons plunge into madness in the triangle of death and the American struggle in Iraq
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an unflinching account of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment--a unit known as "the Black Heart Brigade." Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq's so-called Triangle of Death, the Black Hearts found themselves in the country's most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily attacks, suffering a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one platoon descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes of the Iraq War--the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her family. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers, this is a timeless story about the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare.--From publisher description
Summary
Documents the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the execution of her family by members of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, citing contributing factors while examining the event's relevance in shaping future military initiatives
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
341579
Cataloging source
OLC
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1971-2014
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Frederick, Jim
Dewey number
956.70443
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.764.M33
LC item number
F74 2010b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • War crimes
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • Iraq War
  • Atrocities
  • Murder
  • Psychological aspects
  • Rape
  • Soldiers
  • War crimes
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
one platoon's plunge into madness in the triangle of death and the American struggle in Iraq
Label
Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death, Jim Frederick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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Contents
Prelude : March 12, 2006 -- "We've got to get south Baghdad under control" -- The Kunk gun -- "This is now the most dangerous place in Iraq" -- Relief in place, transfer of authority -- 1st Platoon at the JS Bridge -- Contact -- Route Sportster and Bradley Bridge -- Communication breakdowns -- The mean squad -- "Soldiers are not stupid" -- Nelson and Casica -- "It is fucking pointless" -- Britt and Lopez -- Leadership shake-up -- Gallagher -- February 1 -- Fenlason arrives -- Back to the TCPs -- The Mayor of Mullah Fayyad -- The Janabis -- Twenty-one days -- "We had turned a corner" -- The Alamo -- Dilemma and discovery -- "Remember that murder of that Iraqi family" -- The fight goes on -- "This was life and death stuff" -- Epilogue : The Triangle of Death today and trials at home
Control code
ocn706269370
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Paperback edition.
Extent
xxiii, 439 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307450760
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)706269370
Label
Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death, Jim Frederick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude : March 12, 2006 -- "We've got to get south Baghdad under control" -- The Kunk gun -- "This is now the most dangerous place in Iraq" -- Relief in place, transfer of authority -- 1st Platoon at the JS Bridge -- Contact -- Route Sportster and Bradley Bridge -- Communication breakdowns -- The mean squad -- "Soldiers are not stupid" -- Nelson and Casica -- "It is fucking pointless" -- Britt and Lopez -- Leadership shake-up -- Gallagher -- February 1 -- Fenlason arrives -- Back to the TCPs -- The Mayor of Mullah Fayyad -- The Janabis -- Twenty-one days -- "We had turned a corner" -- The Alamo -- Dilemma and discovery -- "Remember that murder of that Iraqi family" -- The fight goes on -- "This was life and death stuff" -- Epilogue : The Triangle of Death today and trials at home
Control code
ocn706269370
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Paperback edition.
Extent
xxiii, 439 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307450760
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)706269370

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