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Ghosts of war: the true story of a 19-year-old GI

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In this extraordinary and harrowing memoir, follow one GI's tour of duty as Ryan Smithson brings readers inside a world that few understand.

This is no ordinary teenager's story. Instead of opting for college life, Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer.

His story--and the stories of thousands of other soldiers--is nothing like what you see on CNN or read about in the New York Times. This unforgettable story about combat, friendship, fear, and a soldier's commitment to his country peels back the curtain on the realities of war in a story all Americans should read.

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9780061852152
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Full title ghosts of war the true story of a 19 year old gi
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Last Update 2018-05-20 09:16:18AM
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subject_facet Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American, Smithson, Ryan, Soldiers -- United States -- Biography
title_display Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI
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title_sub the true story of a 19-year-old GI
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