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The Resource Spoils : a novel, Brian Van Reet

Spoils : a novel, Brian Van Reet

Label
Spoils : a novel
Title
Spoils
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Brian Van Reet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A tale told from the rotating viewpoints of three characters on both sides of the fighting lines during the war in Iraq explores the motivations of military and religious soldiers whose fates are profoundly impacted by a decision that spins out of control
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557194
Cataloging source
TXN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Reet, Brian
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
Label
Spoils : a novel, Brian Van Reet
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lee Boudreaux book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn981123425
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780316316163
Lccn
2016954729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981123425
Label
Spoils : a novel, Brian Van Reet
Publication
Note
"A Lee Boudreaux book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn981123425
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780316316163
Lccn
2016954729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981123425

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