The Resource The Valley, John Renehan

The Valley, John Renehan

Label
The Valley
Title
The Valley
Statement of responsibility
John Renehan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A former Army Captain's gripping portrait of a fighting division holding a remote outpost in Afghanistan reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, The Yellow Birds, and Matterhorn. There were many valleys in the mountains of Afghanistan, and most were hard places where people died hard deaths. But there was only one Valley. Black didn't even know its proper name. But he knew about the Valley. It was the farthest, and the hardest, and the worst. It lay deeper and higher in the mountains than any other place Americans had ventured. You had to travel through a network of interlinked valleys, past all the other remote American outposts, just to get to its mouth. Stories circulated periodically, tales of land claimed and fought for, or lost and overrun, new attempts made or turned back, outposts abandoned and reclaimed. They were impossible to verify. Everything about the Valley was myth and rumor. The strung-out platoon Black finds after traveling deep into the heart of the Valley, and the illumination of the dark secrets accumulated during month after month fighting and dying in defense of an indefensible piece of land, provide a shattering portrait of men at war"--
Summary
Summoned to a formidable region in Afghanistan to help defend one of the country's most dangerous outposts, a young Army lieutenant confronts the realities of a traumatized platoon overwhelmed by regional violence and dark secrets. A first novel
Tone
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2015.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402647
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Renehan, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Americans
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The Valley, John Renehan
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
1068054
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780525954866
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525954866
  • (OCoLC)881888109
Label
The Valley, John Renehan
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
1068054
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780525954866
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525954866
  • (OCoLC)881888109

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