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The Resource The mirror test : America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, by J. Kael Weston

The mirror test : America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, by J. Kael Weston

Label
The mirror test : America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan
Title
The mirror test
Title remainder
America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
by J. Kael Weston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The overall frame for the book, from which the title is taken, centers on soldiers who have received a grievous wound to the face. There is a moment during their recovery when they must look upon their reconstructed appearance for the first time. This is known as “the mirror test.” From an intricate tapestry of voices and stories—Iraqi, Afghan, and American—Weston delivers a larger mirror test for our nation in its global role. Weston takes us from Twentynine Palms in California to Fallujah in Iraq, Khost and Helmand in Afghanistan, Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming, and New York City, as well as to out-of-the-way places in Iowa and Texas. We meet generals, corporals and captains, senators and ambassadors, NATO allies, Iraqi truck drivers, city councils, imams and mullahs, Afghan schoolteachers, madrassa and college students, former Taliban fighters and ex-Guantánamo prison detainees, a torture victim, SEAL and Delta Force teams, and many Marines. An unflinching and deep examination of the interplay between warfare and diplomacy, this is an essential book—a crucial look at America now, how it is viewed in the world and how the nation views itself
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/345092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • DS79.76
  • DS79.76
LC item number
  • .W464 2016
  • .W464 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The mirror test : America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, by J. Kael Weston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Twentynine Palms, California -- Part I. The wrong war -- Quagmire -- Friends and enemies -- Phantom fury or new dawn? -- Happy birthday -- The potato factory -- Clear, hold, build -- Helo down -- Collaboration -- KIA in Mayberry -- When senators and generals talk -- Sara al Jumaili and the last grand mufti -- A farewell to Fallujah -- The 93 -- To Monument Valley -- Part II. The right war -- Deeper into the Muslim world -- Dilawar of Yakubi -- Khost U -- A handshake, or two -- Reformed Taliban -- The ego has landed -- Life after Guantanamo -- The dead of Sabari District -- The commander and the top student -- Jackpots and dryholes -- Motor City -- Escalation -- Our British friends -- Ask & tell -- A dignified transfer -- Part III. Homefronts -- To Cherokee, Iowa -- To Menard, Texas -- The parade -- Semper fido and the Sierras -- Operation Mend -- Spirit of America -- The library -- A museum of war -- Nick's home -- The mall of America -- Epilogue: New York City -- After war -- A soldier's war journal -- Angels
Control code
sky280200090
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 585 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385351126
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015047993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
Label
The mirror test : America at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, by J. Kael Weston
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Twentynine Palms, California -- Part I. The wrong war -- Quagmire -- Friends and enemies -- Phantom fury or new dawn? -- Happy birthday -- The potato factory -- Clear, hold, build -- Helo down -- Collaboration -- KIA in Mayberry -- When senators and generals talk -- Sara al Jumaili and the last grand mufti -- A farewell to Fallujah -- The 93 -- To Monument Valley -- Part II. The right war -- Deeper into the Muslim world -- Dilawar of Yakubi -- Khost U -- A handshake, or two -- Reformed Taliban -- The ego has landed -- Life after Guantanamo -- The dead of Sabari District -- The commander and the top student -- Jackpots and dryholes -- Motor City -- Escalation -- Our British friends -- Ask & tell -- A dignified transfer -- Part III. Homefronts -- To Cherokee, Iowa -- To Menard, Texas -- The parade -- Semper fido and the Sierras -- Operation Mend -- Spirit of America -- The library -- A museum of war -- Nick's home -- The mall of America -- Epilogue: New York City -- After war -- A soldier's war journal -- Angels
Control code
sky280200090
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 585 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385351126
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015047993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs

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