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The Deserter's Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraqby Joshua Key
Synopses & Reviews
In the first memoir from a young soldier who deserted from the war in Iraq, Joshua Key offers a vivid and damning indictment of what we are doing there. Key, a young husband and father from a conservative background, enlisted in 2002 to lift his family out of poverty. A year later, he found himself participating in a war that was not the...
The memoir of an Oklahoma-born soldier who enlisted to help his family and was deployed to Iraq describes the horrific conditions to which Iraqi civilians were subjected, his forced participation in raids on accused terrorists he believes were innocent, and his decision to seek asylum in Canada. Reprint.
Destined to become part of the literature of the Iraq war . . . A substantial contribution to history. Los Angeles Times
Now in paperback, The Deserter's Tale is the first memoir from a soldier who deserted from the war in Iraq, and a vivid and damning indictment of the American military campaign. In spring...
Table of Contents
Childhood — Recruitment and training — Early days in Iraq — Return to Ramadi — The girl at the hospital — al-Habbaniyah — al-Qa'im — AWOL.
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