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The bodies in person : an account of civilian casualties in American wars / Nick McDonell.

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 956.7044 MCDO (Text) 39213000845093 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 956.7044 MCD (Text) 78551000538280 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 956.7044 McDonell (Text) 31208912595552 non-fiction Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton 956.704 McD (Text) 30890000696581 New Adult Materials Upper level In transit -
Whiting PL - Whiting 956.7044 M145 (Text) 51735011904033 Adult department Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780735211575
  • ISBN: 0735211574
  • Physical Description: 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2018]

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Formatted Contents Note:
The classy hotel -- Civil defense. Attempt to reach civilians trapped in West Mosul ; Correspondence (I) ; Excavation of bodies off Pepsi Road ; Correspondence (II) -- Allies. Iraqi Special Forces and the al-Jadida airstrike ; Crazy Horse ; The Afghan National Army and the security of Outpost Shamalan, Helmand ; Correspondences (III) -- Operations. The targeting and killing of a Helmandi combatant ; Correspondence (IV) -- Numbers. Revelation in Pleasantville of anticipated civilian casualties ; The U.S. Civilian Casualty Mitigation Team ; Sar Baghni and the deadliest civilian casualty incident to date ; Official spokesman ; Record keeping in the emergency room of the Baghdad Teaching Hospital ; Definition of the non-combatant casualty cutoff value ; Correspondence (V) -- Solatia. Dirt worship ; Provision of tents and staples to the bereaved ; Notes on security ; Compensation for injuries caused by U.S. forces ; Theories ; Rescue of a child from an Islamic State massacre -- Arguments for reform of the non-combatant casualty cutoff value. The morning brief ; Strikes through history ; Origins of this account ; The unavoidable question.
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Since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, uncounted thousands of civilians have died in the fighting, and as a result of the destruction. These are deaths for which no one assumes responsibility, and which have been presented, historically, as fallout. No one knows their true number. In The Bodies in Person, Nick McDonell introduces us to some of the civilians who died, along with the rescue workers who tried to save them, U.S. soldiers grappling with their deaths, and everyone in between. He shows us how decent Americans, inside and outside the government and military, looked away from the mounting death toll, even as they claimed to do everything in their power to prevent civilian casualties.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Casualties.
Civilian war casualties > Iraq.
Afghan War, 2001- > Casualties.
Civilian war casualties > Afghanistan.
Battle casualties > United States > History.

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