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Author Key, Joshua.

Title The deserter's tale : the story of an ordinary soldier who walked away from the war in Iraq / Joshua Key ; as told to Lawrence Hill.

Imprint New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  956.704438 K52d 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 237 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Summary 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 campaign against evildoers he had expected. He saw Iraqi civilians beaten, shot, and killed for little or no provocation. He participated in raids that found only terrified families and no evidence of terrorist activity. On leave, Key knew he could not return, so he took his family to seek asylum in Canada. His book tells how a patriotic man went to war, believing in his government's commitment to integrity and justice, and was transformed by what he saw in Iraq.--From publisher description.
Contents Childhood -- Recruitment and training -- Early days in Iraq -- Return to Ramadi -- The girl at the hospital -- al-Habbaniyah -- al-Qa'im -- AWOL.
Subject Key, Joshua.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Desertions -- United States.
Military deserters -- United States -- Biography.
Americans -- Canada.
Added Author Hill, Lawrence, 1957-
ISBN 0871139545
Standard No. YDXCP 2483774
NZ1 11077248
NLC 20070126445

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