Pumpkinflowers

Pumpkinflowers

A Soldier's Story

Book - 2016
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"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 ... 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 ... conflicts the United States would soon confront in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616204587
1616204583
Characteristics: x, 242 pages : map ; 22 cm
Call Number: 956.920444 FRI

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JCLDianeH May 08, 2017

Written by someone who experienced firsthand the events described, this book sheds light on a little-known chapter in Israeli military history.

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Nora1000
Dec 14, 2016

Beautifully written, sadly poetic look back at events that simultaneously were heroic and trivial; of lives lost and altered in the name of decisions and positions that in the end seem unimportant, but nevertheless profound for those who actually had to be there, on both sides of the barbed wire.

red_horse_2404 Aug 20, 2016

This book was very well written. It was very sad but really described the soldiers lives.

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red_horse_2404 Aug 20, 2016

red_horse_2404 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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