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Into the Fire (Paperback)

Author:  Bill Yenne
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0425223752
ISBN-13: 9780425223758
Sku: 207472410
Publish Date: 12/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  313
Age Range:  NA
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A gripping novel of the National Guard in Afghanistan.
They had never planned on being soldiers. They were regular American citizens, ?weekend warriors? in the National Guard, suddenly yanked from their everyday lives and regular duties?attending college, coaching teams, fighting forest fires?and dropped into firefights along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A California surfer, a Mexican-American immigrant, an African-American auto mechanic, and a high school teacher and mother?they answered the call. In no time they were facing car bombs, AK-47s, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in a world of poverty, terror, and incomprehensible human cruelty.
Unflinching, realistic, and timely, "Into the Fire" is a riveting novel of what''s happening in Afghanistan now?as the men and women of the National Guard become soldiers, casualties, and heroes.
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Torn from their regular lives and families, four members of the National Guard--a California surfer, a Mexican-American immigrant, an African-American auto mechanic, and a schoolteacher and mother--find themselves confronting a terrifying world of terror, cruelty, violence, and peril on the battlefields of Afghanistan. Original.Torn from their regular lives and families, four members of the National Guard--a California surfer, a Mexican-American immigrant, an African-American auto mechanic, and a schoolteacher and mother--find themselves confronting a terrifying world of terror, cruelty, violence, and peril on the battlefields of Afghanistan. Original.
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Four woefully unprepared National Guardsmen--a surfer slacker, a Southern auto mechanic, an ambitious Latino, and a female schoolteacher--are thrust into the American war in Afghanistan, their lives utterly disfigured by the sudden onslaught of chaos and violence. The ones who survive find that their return home is equally harrowing. Bill Yenne's novel provides a bloody, brutal look at the emotional and physical ravages of war. His characters find unexpected strength and friendship, but risk losing everything.

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"[A] dark, gritty portrayal of Americans at war in Afghanistan....Yenne's portrayal of men and women in combat is authentic down to the smell of explosives and the stink of sweat and fear.... Not-for-the-squeamish." 10/27/2008
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0313
Product attributePublisher:   Berkley Publishing Group
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