Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ

spoils ebok Spoils PDFEPUBFor ExcellenceIt is April American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds But this vital tipping point is barely recognized for what it is as a series of miscalculations and blunders fuels an already simmering insurgency intent on making Ira the next graveyard of empiresIn dazzling and propulsive prose Brian Van Reet explores the lives on both sides of the battle lines Cassandra a nineteen year old gunner on an American Humvee who is captured during a deadly firefight and awaken

For ExcellenceIt is April American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds But this vital tipping point is barely recognized for what it is as a series of miscalculations and blunders fuels an already simmering insurgency intent on making Ira the next graveyard of empiresIn dazzling and propulsive prose Brian Van Reet explores the lives on both sides of the battle lines Cassandra a nineteen year old gunner on an American Humvee who is captured during a deadly firefight and awaken

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Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ Brian Van Reet is the author of Spoils named one of the best books of by the Guardian Military Times the Wall Street Journal and others A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers he has twice won the Texas Institute of Letters short story award He lives in Austin with his family.

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  • Always Pouting

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUBIn 2003 as American forces have taken over Baghdad a group of American troops is captured and held prisoner by jihadists The book follows three people's perspectives Cassandra who is one of the troops that has been captured and is a POW S


  • Jules

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUB Spoils is both fast paced and hard to put down This story covers eight weeks during the early stages of the war in Ira in 2003 It is written from three points of view but I mostly connected with young female American soldier Specialist Cassandra Wigheard and a Jihadist called Abu al HoolBe warned this is not a light read I don’t use the word hate very often but I hate war and terrorism I used to love horror novels but they rarely scare me these days Terrorism however is very much my horror euivalent these days as it seems to get deep within me and plays on my fears It actually gives me nightmares So why did I choose to read this novel I hear you ask I just can’t help searching for an answer to make sense of all this mindless violence and seemingly pointless bloodshed even if that is within the pages of a novel I wish it would all go away and peace could prevail but I fear it will just continue until the human race destroys it


  • Karen ⊰✿

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUBIt's 2003 and I'm in Ira watching while a young female American soldier is captured an only slightly older male American soldier is elsewhere learning the truth of war and a seasoned mujahedeen finds his brothers becoming much radicalisedOh hang on no I'm not there It is a book It didn't really happen It is a book It is a book It didn't really happen Did itI'm not the usual war story reader and even less so modern day warfare so it surprised me to no end how much I loved this book And isn't that the best kind It is about war but it is much than that The way Van Reet is able to immerse you into this time period and these lives is remarkable I guess there is nothing like first hand experience to draw on the senselessness a


  • Myra

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUB45 Stars ––– A GoodReads Win – Highly Recommended I should begin by admitting this When I was much younger at the close of every prayer I asked for the strength to die unafraid Now often I pray to live righteously 24Brian Van Reet has written an exceptional literary novel about the hardships the violence and chaos and the disturbing realities of the Ira War SPOILS is a first rate debut for this author and war veteran from Houston Texas Acknowledged to the dead and to thos


  • Roman Clodia

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUBOne thing abundantly clear is that Van Reet knows what he's talking about when he writes war he conveys the chaos the confusion and the visceral nature of combat with a raw and clear eyed intention We hear the noise we see the blood we smell the fear and the fireThat said there are signs of less than complete mastery over the craft of novel writing for one there are too many switches in points of view two 1st person narrators plus a 3rd person narrative focalised through a female soldier and that constant flitting backwards and forwards in time and geogra


  • Zak

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUBA gripping literary novel about jihadism and US the invasion of Ira Don't expect an action packed war novel this is not that kind of book Rather it tells the tale of a female US gunner who is captured along with two of her colleagues a male US tank crewman who is part of the effort to find and rescue them; and a veteran mujahid from the Afghan Soviet war who is


  • Karen Whittard

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUBThank you to Netgalley Random house uk vintage and Brian Van Reet for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review I voluntarily revie


  • Nancy

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUBSpoils takes readers into the Ira war stripping away the facade of accepted views of the enemy and the justification of war to reveal the complicated reality Debut author Brian Van Reet knows his subject He left university to enlist in the U S Army after the September 11 attacks serving as a tank crewman in Ira and earning a Bronze Star for valor After his discharge Van Reet returned to his studies and to writing From the viewpoint of the American characters we learn of the hardships and boredom of war the crazy randomness of violence and the gap between the reason and the reality of war The Irai characters shed light on the history of the conflict and the changing nature of jihad under extremists and after America invaded IraCassandra Wigheard is a nineteen year old American soldier serving as a tank gunner She is aware of the gap betwe


  • Laura

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUBMore book reviews on wwwsnazzybookscom For me Spoils is a tricky book to write about There were parts of it I found deeply fascinating and which really hooked me in – mainly the parts where Cassandra is in captivity which were so disturbing but at the same time incredibly interesting to read about The general theme of army life and conditions in Afghanistan is also one I found I became absorbed inI wasn’t overly keen


  • Dan Radovich

    Hardcover´ Spoils eBook ñ spoils ebok, Spoils PDFEPUBThis one can be placed right beside ALL UIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT THE NAKED AND THE DEAD FROM HERE TO ETERNITY it is that powerful and important a novel of war and the effects Van Reet gives you stories from both sides of Baghdad in 2003 the three main characters are all wonderfully crafted as is the entire novel SPOILS hits hard and is sure to be high on BEST OF 2017 lists


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