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The Resource Soft spots : a marine's memoir of combat and post-traumatic stress disorder, Clint Van Winkle

Soft spots : a marine's memoir of combat and post-traumatic stress disorder, Clint Van Winkle

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Soft spots : a marine's memoir of combat and post-traumatic stress disorder
Title
Soft spots
Title remainder
a marine's memoir of combat and post-traumatic stress disorder
Statement of responsibility
Clint Van Winkle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marine Sergeant Clint Van Winkle flew to war on Valentine's Day 2003. His battalion was among the first wave of troops that crossed into Iraq, and his first combat experience was the battle of Nasiriyah, followed by patrols throughout the country, house to house searches, and operations in the dangerous Baghdad slums. But after two tours of duty, certain images would not leave his memory--a fragmented mental movie of shooting a little girl; of scavenging parts from a destroyed, blood-spattered tank; of obliterating several Iraqi men hidden behind an ancient wall; and of mistakenly stepping on a "soft spot, " the remains of a Marine killed in combat. After his return home, Van Winkle sought help at a Veterans Administration facility, and so began a maddening journey through an indifferent system that promises to care for veterans, but in fact abandons many of them. From riveting scenes of combat violence, to the gallows humor of soldiers fighting a war that seems to make no sense, to moments of tenderness in a civilian life ravaged by flashbacks, rage, and doubt, Soft Spots reveals the mind of a soldier like no other recent memoir of the war that has consumed America. -- Publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Winkle, Clint
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.V36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Van Winkle, Clint
  • Soldiers
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Label
Soft spots : a marine's memoir of combat and post-traumatic stress disorder, Clint Van Winkle
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0905/2008035767-b.html
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn243544571
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780312378936
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2008035767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 963505
  • (Sirsi) o243544571
  • (OCoLC)243544571
Label
Soft spots : a marine's memoir of combat and post-traumatic stress disorder, Clint Van Winkle
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0905/2008035767-b.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn243544571
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780312378936
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2008035767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 963505
  • (Sirsi) o243544571
  • (OCoLC)243544571

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