Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson
The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI

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Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this extraordinary and harrowing memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. It will change the way you feel about what it means to be an American.

 

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Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve and was deployed to Iraq as an engineer at the age of nineteen. Upon returning, he earned an AAS degree in criminal justice. Specialist Smithson doesn't know if he'll be deployed again. He currently works for the American Red Cross as a mobile unit assistant and lives with his wife in upstate New York.
 
Published April 9, 2009 by HarperCollins. 340 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, War. Non-fiction

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For Smithson, the war is a source of personal enlightenment, and this memoir is a remarkable, deeply penetrating read that will compel teens to reflect on their own thoughts about duty, patriotism and sacrifice.

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After I got about three chapters into the book I knew right away this was a great book.

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