Pumpkinflowers
  • Release Date : 03 May 2016
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780771036910
  • ISBN 10 : 0771036914
Score: 4
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Synopsis : Pumpkinflowers written by Matti Friedman, published by Signal which was released on 03 May 2016. Download Pumpkinflowers Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Shortlisted for the 2016 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Non-Fiction Prize Shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction Longlisted for the 2017 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Globe and Mail Pick for Best Canadian Non-Fiction of 2016 From an award-winning Canadian-Israeli writer comes the true story of a band of young soldiers, the author among them, charged with holding one remote outpost in Lebanon, a task that changed them forever and foreshadowed today's unwinnable conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. It was small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that continue to emanate worldwide today. The hill was called the PumpkinÍž flowers was the military code word for "casualties." Friedman's visceral narrative recreates harrowing wartime experiences in a work that is part frontlines memoir, part journalistic reporting, part military history. The years in question were pivotal ones, and not just for Israel. They saw the perfection of a type of warfare that would eventually be exported to Afghanistan and Iraq. The new twenty-first century war is one in which there is never any clear victor, and not enough lives are lost to rally the public against it. Eventually Israel would come to realize that theirs was a losing proposition and pull out. But, of course, by then these soldiers--those who had survived--and the country had been wounded in ways large and small. Raw, powerful, beautifully rendered, the book will take its place among classic war stories such as those by George Orwell, Philip Caputo, and Vasily Grossman. Pumpkinflowers is an unflinching look, like the works of Jon Krakauer and Sebastian Junger, at the way we conduct war today.

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Author : Matti Friedman
Publisher : Signal
Category : Biography & Autobiography
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