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The Resource Brothers of the gun : a memoir of the Syrian War, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

Brothers of the gun : a memoir of the Syrian War, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple

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Brothers of the gun : a memoir of the Syrian War
Title
Brothers of the gun
Title remainder
a memoir of the Syrian War
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Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple
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eng
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A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, Brothers of the Gun is an intimate lens on the century's bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom. In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends--fellow working-class college students Nael and Tareq--joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coca-Cola into one another's eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country's president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary, another dead at the hands of government soldiers, and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble. Brothers of the Gun is the story of a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, from its inception to the present. Marwan watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed soldiers; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the Americans all at once. He watched the country that ran through his veins--the country that held his hopes, dreams, and fears--be destroyed in front of him, and eventually joined the relentless stream of refugees risking their lives to escape. Brothers of the Gun offers a ground-level reflection on the Syrian revolution--and how it bled into international catastrophe and global war. This is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope."This powerful memoir... provides a rare lens through which we can see a region in deadly conflict, a struggle for peace, and a human tragedy in desperate need of attention. It is a compelling, sobering, and necessary book."--Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy
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Hisham, Marwan
Dewey number
956.91042
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LC call number
DS98.72.H57
LC item number
A3 2018
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  • memoirs
  • history
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Read by Peter Ganim
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  • Crabapple, Molly
  • Ganim, Peter
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  • Hisham, Marwan
  • Civil War (Syria : 2011-)
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Terrorism
  • Politics and government
  • Terrorism
  • Syria
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Brothers of the gun : a memoir of the Syrian War, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 33 min., 46 sec.))
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9780525531227
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Brothers of the gun : a memoir of the Syrian War, Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 33 min., 46 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525531227
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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0D599BA3-3750-403C-9E5B-4831B4A73C98
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  • on1035846537
  • (OCoLC)1035846537
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