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The Resource All the ways we kill and die : an elegy for a fallen comrade and the hunt for his killer, Brian Castner

All the ways we kill and die : an elegy for a fallen comrade and the hunt for his killer, Brian Castner

Label
All the ways we kill and die : an elegy for a fallen comrade and the hunt for his killer
Title
All the ways we kill and die
Title remainder
an elegy for a fallen comrade and the hunt for his killer
Statement of responsibility
Brian Castner
Title variation
Elegy for a fallen comrade and the hunt for his killer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Brian Castner, an Iraq War vet, learns that his friend and EOD brother Matt has been killed by an IED in Afghanistan, he goes to console Matt's widow, but he also begins a personal investigation. Is the bomb maker who killed Matt the same man American forces have been hunting since Iraq, known as the Engineer? In this nonfiction thriller Castner takes us inside the manhunt for this elusive figure, meeting maimed survivors, interviewing the forensics teams who gather post-blast evidence, the wonks who collect intelligence, the drone pilots and contractors tasked to kill. His investigation reveals how warfare has changed since the surge in Iraq, becoming individualized even as it has become seemingly remote and high-tech, with our drones, bomb disposal robots, and CSI-like techniques. As we use technology to identify, locate, and take out the planners and bomb makers, the chilling lesson is that the hunters are being hunted, and the other side--from Al Qaeda to ISIS--has been selecting its own high-value targets."--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castner, Brian
Dewey number
  • 958.104/748
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.43.S39
LC item number
C37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schwartz, Matthew
  • Castner, Brian
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Improvised explosive devices
  • Ordnance disposal units
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Label
All the ways we kill and die : an elegy for a fallen comrade and the hunt for his killer, Brian Castner
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223116628422
  • 31223116628430
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dead -- Blast waves -- Road to perdition -- A frozen funeral -- Cat vs. cat -- Tend the wounded -- One hour to Kandahar -- A child's pride -- The robot has a name -- Breached hulls -- Collect the evidence -- Brave new war -- I'm going to kill you, bomb man -- Hunt and kill -- The black hole -- Helmet fire -- Khowst Bowl -- Long and messy and gray -- The dead revisited -- All the ways we live and die
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781628726541
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015040029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 914219087
  • (OCoLC)914219087
Label
All the ways we kill and die : an elegy for a fallen comrade and the hunt for his killer, Brian Castner
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223116628422
  • 31223116628430
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dead -- Blast waves -- Road to perdition -- A frozen funeral -- Cat vs. cat -- Tend the wounded -- One hour to Kandahar -- A child's pride -- The robot has a name -- Breached hulls -- Collect the evidence -- Brave new war -- I'm going to kill you, bomb man -- Hunt and kill -- The black hole -- Helmet fire -- Khowst Bowl -- Long and messy and gray -- The dead revisited -- All the ways we live and die
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781628726541
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015040029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 914219087
  • (OCoLC)914219087

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