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The Resource Ranger games : a story of soldiers, family and an inexplicable crime, Ben Blum

Ranger games : a story of soldiers, family and an inexplicable crime, Ben Blum

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Ranger games : a story of soldiers, family and an inexplicable crime
Title
Ranger games
Title remainder
a story of soldiers, family and an inexplicable crime
Statement of responsibility
Ben Blum
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tense and layered true-crime story about an all-American soldier boy turned bank robber Alex Blum was a clean-cut all-American kid with one unshakeable goal in life: to serve his country in the military. He was accepted into the elite Rangers regiment, but on the first day of his leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery. The Blum family was devastated and mystified. How could he have done such a thing? Alex's attorney presented a defence based on the theory that trainee Rangers are indoctrinated on a level akin to the brainwashing in an extreme religious cult, and Alex insisted that he had believed the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. But Luke Elliot Sommer, the charismatic soldier behind the robbery, maintained that Alex knew exactly what he was doing, and had, in fact, planned it all with him.Who was lying? What had happened to Alex during those gruelling months of training? How accountable was he?
Summary
Documents the story of a teen Colorado star and aspiring U.S. Army Ranger who inexplicably helped commit an armed robbery hours before being deployed to Iraq, describing the efforts of the author, his first cousin, to investigate the influence of the young man's superior and the darker practices of the Ranger indoctrination program
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574433
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.15/52092
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1150
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of soldiers, family, and an inexplicable crime
Label
Ranger games : a story of soldiers, family and an inexplicable crime, Ben Blum
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780007554584
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Ranger games : a story of soldiers, family and an inexplicable crime, Ben Blum
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9780007554584
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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