Pumpkinflowers by Matti Friedman audiobook

Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story

By Matti Friedman
Read by Eric Michael Summerer

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665154154

  • ISBN: 9781665154130

  • ISBN: 9781665154147

Runtime: 5.61 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Using humor, pop culture, and even musical references, Matti Friedman recreates the wartime experience in a narrative that is part memoir, part journalism, part military history. The years in question were pivotal ones, seeing the perfection of a type of warfare that would eventually be exported to Afghanistan and Iraq and has come to seem like the only kind of warfare in existence - wars in which there is never any clear victory, but not quite enough lives are lost to rally the country against it.

It was one small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples still felt worldwide today. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; “Flowers” was the military code word for “casualties.” Award-winning writer Friedman re-creates the harrowing experience of a band of young soldiers—the author among them—charged with holding this remote outpost, a task that changed them forever and foreshadowed the unwinnable conflicts the United States would soon confront in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
 

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Author Bio: Matti Friedman

Author Bio: Matti Friedman

Matti Friedman’s work as a reporter has taken him from Lebanon to Morocco, Cairo, Moscow and Washington, D.C., and to conflicts in Israel and the Caucasus. He has been a correspondent for the Associated Press, and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Tablet Magazine, and elsewhere. He grew up in Toronto and lives in Jerusalem.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English