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Ghosts of War has ratings and reviews. Aaron said: Using simple prose , Ryan Smithson shares with readers his experience of serving a one-year t. Chapter 1. Ryan Smithson is a junior in high school and his girlfriend is a senior. They are in school when the world trade center is bomb. Seeing this made. poster for Ryan Smithson and Ghosts of War ALUM SPEAKS AT UALBANY & HAS WORK PERFORMED ON STAGE. The UAlbany Performing.

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The Book Ghosts of War, by Ryan Smithson takes place mainly in the war torn country of iraq, after the war on terrorism was initiated.

What Ryan experienced changed his life. The descriptions of the places Ryan went were wonderful, and helped me visualize his surroundings. Actually I think every college student should read this book too for ages Return to Book Page.

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For anyone who wishes warr better themselves as human beings. He talks about the edge of his seat ghlsts in avoiding IEDs, some real and some fake. This book is really cool. They are in school when the world trade center is bomb. It’s free and yours to keep. Overall I enjoyed the book, but now I will break down the different categories and rate them individually.

Another chapter titled Satan’s clothes dryer is about the horrible dust storms and heat in Iraq p. Most military memoirs are written by special ops guys or infantry; SEAL’s, rangers, or other soldiers who have “There’s no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole.

Feb 06, Halei rated it it was amazing.

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I wasn’t in the godforsaken Middle East fighting a war. As soon as Ryan arrives he is yelled at by a drill sergeant. He wanted to protect his country. One of the other soldiers comes running in the room breathing hard explaining to everyone that he was just running from that mortar bomb.

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I think overall this book was really entertaining and very informing on the war because he talked about basic training and how you’re taught and what you do when you enroll into the army. A person telling a flashback in certain even his autobiography is a new style for me.

I was really reminded about my own brother as I read the book. I picked this up in the YA section of the library. He is taken out to Kuwait to wait on the plane ride home, but the times keeps getting pushed back because of all the plain holding equipment and not having enough room. We appreciate your feedback.

The book flowed very well and I found it very hard to put down. He is grateful annd thinks that everything that happened in Iraq was based on fate. Be the first to discover new talent! He is telling her that he has just had the best day ever since he has been in the military. It’s not easy to get through my thick-headedness sometimes, but I greatly respect this work of current human existance and its lessons to our youth.

This book tells the story of a year-old GI named Ryan Smithson and how he felt what a true American was like.

The worst ghosys was how the beginning was so basic, there wasnt much detail. It gives the perfect description of a soldiers life after the war. Ryan Smithson expected the Iraqi town to be chaotic with riots on the streets as seen on television stations in the United States.

Throughout the story, Smithson travels to Iraq, where he serves a tour and helps build things the army needs. I have a love for the military and this book caught my eye, and upon reading the first page, i was hooked. No, smithwon Yes, report it Thanks!

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

Please review your cart. Smithson and his fellow soldiers are the unsung heroes of the war. The teacher tells them to tell about when they say something get destroyed.

At this point Ryan is only fourteen, and this makes him think as if he needs to do something to help the country, so he thinks of joining the military, but is troubled in choosing which branch. As Ryan pulls up in his truck he is immediately under fire. Later he and Heather visit Ground Zero the day before Ryan leaves for training. Dec 11, Forrest rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is no ordinary teenager’s story.

The book takes place in different states along the U. He invites a recruiter over to his home to talk to his parents. Ryan Smithson served with the Army Corps of Engineers from — in Iraq where he conducted road repair, base fortifications, and various earth-moving operations.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Hardcoverpages. In this chapter Ryan has gotten a job at the college working with little kids.

The theme of this book is about the army and how a man can go through hard times on the opposite side of the world as his family. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Trivia About Ghosts of War: He wants to cry but he can’t because he has to be strong for the little kids.