A Soldier's Duty: A Novel

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Random House, Jun 1, 2002 - Fiction - 272 pages
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From one of America's most esteemed military correspondents and the author of Making the Corps comes a "briskly paced, engrossing tale" ( Los Angeles Times ) about a brutal brushfire war in Afghanistan that sets off a titanic struggle for the soul of the twenty-first-century American military.
 

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This first novel by Ricks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist, is an intriguing, thoughtful, and exciting tale of today's U.S. military. When a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
17
Section 4
44
Section 5
70
Section 6
79
Section 7
85
Section 8
103
Section 12
161
Section 13
172
Section 14
175
Section 15
179
Section 16
195
Section 17
197
Section 18
208
Section 19
213

Section 9
116
Section 10
142
Section 11
148
Section 20
246
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About the author (2002)

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post Pentagon correspondent Thomas E. Ricks lectures widely to the military and is a member of Harvard University’s Senior Advisory Council on the Project on U.S. Civil-Military Relations. He is the author of the bestselling book Making the Corps. He lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and children.

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