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Outside the Wire - American Soldiers' Voices From Afghanistan (Paperback): Christine Dumaine Leche

Outside the Wire - American Soldiers' Voices From Afghanistan (Paperback)

Christine Dumaine Leche; Foreword by Brian Turner

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A riveting collection of thirty-eight narratives by American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, "Outside the Wire" offers a powerful evocation of everyday life in a war zone. Christine Dumaine Leche--a writing instructor who left her home and family to teach at Bagram Air Base and a forward operating base near the volatile Afghan-Pakistani border--encouraged these deeply personal reflections, which demonstrate the power of writing to battle the most traumatic of experiences.

The soldiers whose words fill this book often met for class with Leche under extreme circumstances and in challenging conditions, some having just returned from dangerous combat missions, others having spent the day in firefights, endured hours in the bitter cold of an open guard tower, or suffered a difficult phone conversation with a spouse back home. Some choose to record momentous events from childhood or civilian life--events that motivated them to join the military or that haunt them as adults. Others capture the immediacy of the battlefield and the emotional and psychological explosions that followed. These soldiers write through the senses and from the soul, grappling with the impact of moral complexity, fear, homesickness, boredom, and despair.

We each, writes Leche, require witnesses to the narratives of our lives. "Outside the Wire" creates that opportunity for us as readers to bear witness to the men and women who carry the weight of war for us all.

General

Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2014
First published: September 2014
Editors: Christine Dumaine Leche
Foreword by: Brian Turner
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-3661-1
Categories: Books > Fiction > True stories > War / combat / elite forces > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 0-8139-3661-6
Barcode: 9780813936611

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