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The Resource Shooting ghosts : a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war, Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret.), and Finbarr O'Reilly

Shooting ghosts : a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war, Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret.), and Finbarr O'Reilly

Label
Shooting ghosts : a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war
Title
Shooting ghosts
Title remainder
a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war
Statement of responsibility
Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret.), and Finbarr O'Reilly
Title variation
U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war
Title variation remainder
a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war
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Language
eng
Summary
"A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer, whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls War tears people apart, but it can also bring them together. Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant and a world-trotting war photographer became friends, their bond forged as they patrolled together through the dusty alleyways of Helmand province and camped side by side in the desert. It deepened after Sergeant TJ Brennan was injured during a Taliban ambush, and both returned home. Brennan began to suffer from the effects of his injury and from the fallout of his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. But war correspondents experience similar rates of post-traumatic stress as combat veterans. The causes can be different, but guilt plays a prominent role in both. For Brennan, it's the things he's done, or didn't do, that haunt him. Finbarr O'Reilly's conscience is nagged by the task of photographing people at their most vulnerable while being able to do little to help, and his survival guilt as colleagues die on the job. Their friendship offered them both a shot at redemption."--Provided by publisher
Summary
In Shooting Ghosts, Marine veteran Thomas Brennan and battle photographer Finbarr O'Reilly team up to offer insight into their experiences in Afghanistan. Both of them were psychologically traumatized by their ordeals -- Brennan by his wounds from an explosion and O'Reilly's from the intensity of what he witnessed. Though civilian O'Reilly found help relatively easily, Brennan had to negotiate the complex military bureaucracy as well as the Marine culture of machismo. In this account, they defy the tradition that psychological trauma is a source of shame and make an appeal for mental health treatment for veterans. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10572900
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brennan, Thomas J.
Dewey number
  • 958.104/745092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.B74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1971-
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O'Reilly, Finbarr
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True
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  • O'Reilly, Finbarr
  • Brennan, Thomas J.
  • United States
  • Reuters Limited
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • War photographers
  • War photographers
  • War
  • War
Target audience
adult
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a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war
Label
Shooting ghosts : a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war, Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret.), and Finbarr O'Reilly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: An odd alliance -- Part one: Afghanistan. Misfits go to war ; Outpost Kunjak ; Ambushed ; Walking wounded ; The in-between ; Human triggers ; Limbs lost and skull tattoos -- Part two: After Afghanistan. Witnessing war, living through loss ; Coming home ; Nosedive ; Forward into the past ; The voice ; Media boot camp ; Coming undone -- Part three: After war. Home, again ; Echoes of Iraq ; Marching back through time ; Moving forward, sliding back ; No easy fix ; Another war ; Yellow footprints ; No wars and no jobs, but another tasty chicken
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399562549
Lccn
2017019760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)993134367
Label
Shooting ghosts : a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war, Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret.), and Finbarr O'Reilly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: An odd alliance -- Part one: Afghanistan. Misfits go to war ; Outpost Kunjak ; Ambushed ; Walking wounded ; The in-between ; Human triggers ; Limbs lost and skull tattoos -- Part two: After Afghanistan. Witnessing war, living through loss ; Coming home ; Nosedive ; Forward into the past ; The voice ; Media boot camp ; Coming undone -- Part three: After war. Home, again ; Echoes of Iraq ; Marching back through time ; Moving forward, sliding back ; No easy fix ; Another war ; Yellow footprints ; No wars and no jobs, but another tasty chicken
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399562549
Lccn
2017019760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)993134367

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