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The Resource One million steps : a Marine platoon at war, Bing West

One million steps : a Marine platoon at war, Bing West

Label
One million steps : a Marine platoon at war
Title
One million steps
Title remainder
a Marine platoon at war
Statement of responsibility
Bing West
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion. Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing their efforts were only a footprint in the sand, the fifty Marines of 3rd Platoon fought in Sangin, the most dangerous district in all of Afghanistan. So heavy were the casualties that the secretary of defense offered to pull them out. Instead, they pushed forward. Each Marine in 3rd Platoon patrolled two and a half miles a day for six months--a total of one million steps--in search of a ghostlike enemy that struck without warning. Every day brought a new skirmish. Each footfall might trigger an IED. Half the Marines in 3rd Platoon didn't make it intact to the end of the tour. One Million Steps is the story of the fifty brave men who faced grim odds and refused to back down. These Marines--four-year volunteers, not career soldiers--attacked and attacked. When a leader was struck down, another rose up to take his place. How does one man instill courage in another? What explains their ferocity? What welded these men together as firmly as steel plates? Based on 3rd Platoon's handwritten log, as well as months of face-to-face interviews, this is a gripping grunt's-eye view of life on the front lines of America's longest war. Writing with a combat veteran's compassion for the fallen, Bing West also offers a damning critique of the higher-ups who expected our warriors to act as nation-builders--and whose failed strategy put American lives at unnecessary risk
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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West, Francis J
Dewey number
  • 958.104/745
  • B
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LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.W46 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • memoirs
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PerformerNote
Read by Ray Porter
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Porter, Ray
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • West, Francis J
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Marines
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Label
One million steps : a Marine platoon at war, Bing West
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 29 min., 34 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101912782
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890204253
  • (OCoLC)ocn890204253
  • 1013094
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Label
One million steps : a Marine platoon at war, Bing West
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 29 min., 34 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101912782
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ee0e620f-3969-4b6c-84a7-acbf20a30410
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890204253
  • (OCoLC)ocn890204253
  • 1013094
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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