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By Yann Martel

ISBN-10: 030740207X

ISBN-13: 9780307402073

From the mailbox of the major Minister's workplace for your bookshelf, an inventory of greater than a hundred books that each Canadian should still learn. This principally one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest e-book membership within the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and people who stick with the Canadian political scene. shrewdpermanent, subversive, signed, sealed, and now to be had to you...even in case your handle isn't eighty Wellington road.

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Out of Gas 21. New Arrivals 22. The Last Patrol 23. Coming Home Epilogue: Winning the War Photographs Acknowledgements About the Authors Credits Copyright About the Publisher Guide Cover Contents Chapter 1 v vi vii xi xiv 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND LIST OF PEOPLE GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOB—forward operating base; a small military base or outpost near the front lines IED—improvised explosive device KRG—Kurdistan Regional Government; ruling body of the predominantly Kurdish territory in northern Iraq NVGs—night vision goggles PESHMERGA—the official army of the Kurdistan Regional Government PKK—nationalist and communist-inspired Kurdish guerilla force associated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, deemed a terrorist organization by some Western nations SHIA—a branch of Islam whose adherents comprise the majority of the population of Iraq YPG—Syrian version of the PKK LIST OF PEOPLE GENERAL ARAZ—Peshmerga general in command of the Daquq front PKK ALI—commander of PKK military unit in the Daquq district LIEUTENANT ALI—Peshmerga officer and Dillon Hillier’s primary contact in Kurdistan LIEUTENANT DAN—Peshmerga officer on the Rashad front ETHAN—Texan, former American marine and a switched-on warrior AGGAR—second-in-command of PKK Ali’s unit BROTHAHAN—PKK fighter severely wounded at Tal al-Ward BILAL—Peshmerga officer in General Araz’s headquarters unit ZENDE—female PKK fighter MIKE—friend and former Canadian soldier SHEIK JAFFER—overall commander of the Kurdish Peshmerga AKAM—Sheik Jaffer’s right-hand man ARES—Greek god of war PROLOGUE 26 NOVEMBER 2014 TAL AL-WARD (20 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF KIRKUK) 1430 HRS I LOOKED UP TO THE HEAVENS IN WONDER.

This won’t be like Afghanistan. You’ll be alone with no one to help you if things go badly,” he said. ” My answers are typically short. I’ve never been one to talk a lot, and my time in the military has only heightened my brevity. In the army, orders and commands are given with precision, using the fewest words possible so as to avoid ambiguity, and that had rubbed off on me. Even informal chats while in uniform tend to skew short. “People respect what you did in the Canadian army and your tour in Afghanistan.

The people you think of as friendlies one day might sell you off to ISIS the next. You could land in Kurdistan and then be driven into the desert and killed. ” I shared the worry that I was walking into a trap. “I’ve thought about that. ” Flying into Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, was a risk, but a calculated one that I felt was worth taking. Russell changed tack and began playing on guilt. “This will take years off of Mom and Dad’s lives. ” Of all the things my brother could have said, this is the one that stung most, because it was true.

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