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Ghosts of War

"War proponents say we must fight to ensure freedom.  War protestors say war is wrong, that we should mind our own business.  What do the soldiers say?  What is it really like to actually be there, to fight in a war?  Ryan Smithson answers these questions in his memoir, Ghosts of War.  As a young man, he enlisted in the US Army and went to Iraq.  His book is for anyone who wants a first-hand, honest account of war, from basic training to the sands of Iraq and back home again."

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Project Overview

Dr. Weller Introduces the Project

Ryan Smithson on War Literature

Introduction to the Book