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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. In the more than fifty violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story in his own words: how, at the age of twelve, 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. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty"--From publisher's web site
Cataloging source
SFR
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
SDB 68039
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
PerformerNote
Read by the author
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6612329
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427202307
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2007659485
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781427202307
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm86115005
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier, Ishmael Beah
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6612329
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427202307
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2007659485
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781427202307
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm86115005
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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