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Description - War Is...Soldiers, Survivors And Storyte by Marc Aronson

In a provocative anthology, two editors with opposing viewpoints present an unflinching collection of works reflecting on the nature of war.

Marc Aronson thinks war is inevitable. Patty Campbell thinks war is cruel, deceptive, and wrong. But both agree on one thing: that teens need to hear the truthful voices of those who have experienced war firsthand. The result is this dynamic selection of essays, memoirs, letters, and fiction from nearly than twenty contributors, both contemporary and historical - ranging from Christian Bauman's wrenching "Letter to a Young Enlistee" to Chris Hedges's unfl inching look at combat to Fumiko Miura's Nagasaki memoir, "A Survivor's Tale." Whether the speaker is Mark Twain, World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle, or a soldier writing a miliblog, these divergent pieces look war straight in the face - and provide an invaluable resource for teenagers today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780763636258
ISBN-10: 0763636258
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 161mm x 20mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marc Aronson

Contributors: Christian Bauman, Bill Bigelow, Chris Hedges, Chaplain Lyn Brown, Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Fred Duane Cowan, Ernie Pyle, C. W. Bowman, Jr., Mickey Andrews, Helen Benedict, Lee Kelley (now contributing to the NEW YORK TIMES "Home Fires" blog), David Bellavia, Joel Turnipseed, Fumiko Miura, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Margo Lanagan.

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