The Resource A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah

A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah

Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier
Title
A long way gone
Title remainder
memoirs of a boy soldier
Statement of responsibility
Ishmael Beah
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Child soldiershave been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. Ishmael Beah, now 25 years old, tells how at the age oftwelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts.--From publisher description
  • A human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beah, Ishmael
Dewey number
  • 966.404
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
920L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
DT516.828.B43
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beah, Ishmael
  • Child soldiers
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sierra Leone
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Sarah Crichton books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780374531263
Lccn
2006017101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • BK0006838174
  • 468425
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
Publication
Note
"Sarah Crichton books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780374531263
Lccn
2006017101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • BK0006838174
  • 468425

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