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Shooting ghosts : a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war / Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret.), and Finbarr O'Reilly.

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  • 16 of 17 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL 958.1047 BRE (Text) 30419101517149 New Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 958.1047 Brennan (Text) 31208912543198 non-fiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Marylee Vogel Branch (Richland) 958.104 BRE (Text) 70741100105759 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 958.104 BRE (Text) 70741000146735 Adult Non Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 958.1047 BRE (Text) 31951004241011 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield B-Brennan (Text) 78292000367011 Adult New Book Collection Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 958.1047 BRENNAN (Text) 33946003268377 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780399562549
  • ISBN: 0399562540
  • Physical Description: x, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: An odd alliance -- Part one: Afghanistan. Misfits go to war ; Outpost Kunjak ; Ambushed ; Walking wounded ; The in-between ; Human triggers ; Limbs lost and skull tattoos -- Part two: After Afghanistan. Witnessing war, living through loss ; Coming home ; Nosedive ; Forward into the past ; The voice ; Media boot camp ; Coming undone -- Part three: After war. Home, again ; Echoes of Iraq ; Marching back through time ; Moving forward, sliding back ; No easy fix ; Another war ; Yellow footprints ; No wars and no jobs, but another tasty chicken.
Summary, etc.: "A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer, whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls War tears people apart, but it can also bring them together. Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant and a world-trotting war photographer became friends, their bond forged as they patrolled together through the dusty alleyways of Helmand province and camped side by side in the desert. It deepened after Sergeant TJ Brennan was injured during a Taliban ambush, and both returned home. Brennan began to suffer from the effects of his injury and from the fallout of his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. But war correspondents experience similar rates of post-traumatic stress as combat veterans. The causes can be different, but guilt plays a prominent role in both. For Brennan, it's the things he's done, or didn't do, that haunt him. Finbarr O'Reilly's conscience is nagged by the task of photographing people at their most vulnerable while being able to do little to help, and his survival guilt as colleagues die on the job. Their friendship offered them both a shot at redemption."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: O'Reilly, Finbarr, 1971-
Brennan, Thomas J. (Thomas James)
United States. Marine Corps > Officers > Biography.
Reuters Limited > Employees > Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- > Personal narratives, American.
Post-traumatic stress disorder > Patients > Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- > Campaigns > Afghanistan > Helmand.
War photographers > Afghanistan > Biography.
War photographers > Africa > Biography.
War > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Personal Narratives.

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