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Author Brennan, Thomas J. (Thomas James), author.

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

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2017]


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 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 O'Reilly,F BRE    Available
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Description x, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-325) and index.
Contents 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 "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/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Added Author O'Reilly, Finbarr, 1971- author.
Added Title U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war
ISBN 9780399562549 hardcover
0399562540 hardcover

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