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The Resource Un-American : a soldier's reckoning of our longest war, Erik Edstrom

Un-American : a soldier's reckoning of our longest war, Erik Edstrom

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Un-American : a soldier's reckoning of our longest war
Title
Un-American
Title remainder
a soldier's reckoning of our longest war
Statement of responsibility
Erik Edstrom
Title variation
Soldier's reckoning of our longest war
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A whistle-blowing manifesto about America's unchallenged war machine, from a new kind of military hero. First: Imagine your own death. Second: Imagine America's wars from "the other side." Third: Imagine what might have been if the war were never fought. Un-American poses these startling circumstances in a searing examination of America and Americans at war. Erik Edstrom grew up in suburban Massachusetts with an idealistic desire to make an impact, ultimately leading him to the gates of West Point. Five years later, he was deployed to Afghanistan as an infantry lieutenant. Throughout his military career, he confronted atrocities, buried his friends, wrestled with depression, and struggled with an understanding that the war he fought in, and the youth he traded to prepare for it, was in contribution to a bitter truth: The War on Terror is not just a tragedy, but a crime. The deeper tragedy is that our country lacks the courage and conviction to say so. Un-American is a hybrid of social commentary and memoir that exposes how blind support for war exacerbates the problems it's intended to resolve, devastates the people allegedly being helped, and diverts assets from far larger threats like climate change. Un-American is a revolutionary act, offering a blueprint for redressing America's relationship with patriotism, the military, and military spending."--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Edstrom, Erik
Dewey number
  • 958.104/74092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.E37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edstrom, Erik
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Terrorism
  • United States
  • United States Military Academy
Label
Un-American : a soldier's reckoning of our longest war, Erik Edstrom
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Imagine Your Own Death -- American Boy -- West Point -- Part II: Imagine the Other Side -- First Contact -- Annus Horribilis -- Friend or Foe -- Funerals and the Tomorrow Pill -- Kill -- The Awakening -- Part III: Imagine the Costs -- What Has Been Lost? -- Costs, Opportunity Costs, and Opportunities
Control code
on1137207498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781635573749
Lccn
2019055362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137207498
Label
Un-American : a soldier's reckoning of our longest war, Erik Edstrom
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Imagine Your Own Death -- American Boy -- West Point -- Part II: Imagine the Other Side -- First Contact -- Annus Horribilis -- Friend or Foe -- Funerals and the Tomorrow Pill -- Kill -- The Awakening -- Part III: Imagine the Costs -- What Has Been Lost? -- Costs, Opportunity Costs, and Opportunities
Control code
on1137207498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781635573749
Lccn
2019055362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1137207498

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