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The Resource Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story, Matti Friedman

Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story, Matti Friedman

Label
Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story
Title
Pumpkinflowers
Title remainder
a soldier's story
Statement of responsibility
Matti Friedman
Title variation
Pumpkinflowers
Title variation remainder
a soldiers story of a forgotten war
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • It was just one small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt worldwide today. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; 'flowers' was the military code word for 'casualties.' Matti Friedman re-creates the harrowing experience of a band of young Israeli soldiers charged with holding this remote outpost, a task that would change them forever, wound the country in ways large and small, and foreshadow the unwinnable conflicts the United States would soon confront in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere
  • Pumpkinflowers is a reckoning by one of those young soldiers now grown into a remarkable writer. Part memoir, part reportage, part history, Friedman's powerful narrative captures the birth of today's chaotic Middle East and the rise of a twenty-first-century type of war in which there is never a clear victor and media images can be as important as the battle itself. Raw and beautifully rendered, Pumpkinflowers will take its place among classic war narratives by George Orwell, Philip Caputo, and Tim O'Brien. It is an unflinching look at the way we conduct war today. -- Amazon.com
Summary
Describes the author's harrowing experiences manning a remote Israeli outpost with a regiment of other young soldiers, during a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s that foreshadowed other unwinnable conflicts in the Middle East
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Canadian Jewish Book Award, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488882
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedman, Matti
Dewey number
  • 956.9204/442
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
DS87.5
LC item number
.F75 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1160
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friedman, Matti
  • Friedman, Matti
  • Civil War (Lebanon : 1975-1990)
  • Lebanon
  • Lebanon
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a soldier's story of a forgotten war
Label
Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story, Matti Friedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913610083
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9781616204587
Lccn
2015031466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)913610083
Label
Pumpkinflowers : a soldier's story, Matti Friedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn913610083
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9781616204587
Lccn
2015031466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)913610083

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