Dust to Dust by Benjamin Busch audiobook

Dust to Dust: A Memoir

By Benjamin Busch
Read by Jamie Renell

Made for Success 9780062014856

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538447123

  • ISBN: 9781538447031

  • ISBN: 9781538447215

Runtime: 9.30 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Dust to Dust is an extraordinary memoir about life and landscape, mortality and memory, the farm and the battlefield, the adventures of childhood and the revelations of adulthood. Writing with enormous poignancy, Benjamin Busch, a decorated US Marine Corps infantry officer and the son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch, has crafted a lasting book about our place in time to stand with the finest work of Tim O’Brien or Annie Dillard.

From his pastoral childhood in rural New York to Marine training in North Carolina, Ukraine, and California; from a boyhood of fort building and exploration to deployment during the worst of the war in Iraq, in Dust to Dust Busch offers much more than a war memoir. Here is an unforgettable meditation on life and loss, the longing for the elemental and the call of the wild, and how the curious children we were remain alive in us all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully told…There is not one bad sentence in this book…I cannot wait to see what [Busch] writes next.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Extraordinary…It is impossible to read any part of this work and not be moved…One to be savored. Don’t fail to read it.” New York Journal of Books
“[Busch’s] portrayal of the war in Iraq is unsentimental and immediate.” New Yorker

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Author

Author Bio: Benjamin Busch

Author Bio: Benjamin Busch

Benjamin Busch was born in Manhattan in 1968 and grew up in rural New York. He is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and photographer. After graduation from Vassar College, where he majored in studio arts, he served sixteen years as an infantry and light armored reconnaissance officer in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Iraq in 2003 and again in 2005, where he was wounded in the battle for Ramadi. Busch played the role of Officer Anthony Colicchio on the HBO series The Wire and has appeared on Homicide, The West Wing, and Generation Kill and was the writer/director of the award-winning films Sympathetic Details and BRIGHT as well as an actor and military consultant on the HBO miniseries Generation Kill. His writing has been featured in Harper’s and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives on a farm in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English