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The Resource Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death, Jim Frederick

Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death, Jim Frederick

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Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
Title
Black hearts
Title remainder
one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
Statement of responsibility
Jim Frederick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is an unflinching account of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment--a unit known as "the Black Heart Brigade." Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq's so-called Triangle of Death, the Black Hearts found themselves in the country's most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily attacks, suffering a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one platoon descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes of the Iraq War--the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her family. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers, this is a timeless story about the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare.--From publisher description
  • Frederick presents the gripping true story of The Black Hearts platoon and the widespread breakdown of discipline that results in depression, drinking, and horrific brutality that culminates with the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her family
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frederick, Jim
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • War crimes
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Label
Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death, Jim Frederick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-429) and index
Control code
ocn435711250
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 439 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307450753
Lccn
2009035537
Other physical details
col. ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)435711250
Label
Black hearts : one platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death, Jim Frederick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-429) and index
Control code
ocn435711250
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 439 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307450753
Lccn
2009035537
Other physical details
col. ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)435711250

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