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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

Ben Blum
Format
Book
Published
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780385538435, 038553843X
Summary
Documents the story of an aspiring U.S. Army Ranger who inexplicably participated in an armed robbery hours before being deployed to Iraq, investigating the influence of the young man's superior and the Ranger indoctrination program.
Alex Blum was a good kid with one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. In the first hours of his final leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex was supposed to fly home to see his family and girlfriend. Instead, he got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery. At first Blum insisted he thought the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. Ben Blum, Alex's cousin, began to question not only Alex, but the influence of his superior, Luke Elliot Sommer, the man who planned the robbery.
Contents
  • Book 1. The golem of Tacoma
  • Sort of a happy/sad deal
  • Basic
  • Amurican bank robber
  • One fine day at Battalion
  • Yes, Specialist Sommer
  • Those who are versed in the sciences
  • Something you would see out of a movie
  • Federal vacation
  • Book 2. The prodigy of Peachland
  • Soldier
  • Interrogation
  • Freedom fighter
  • The fourth man
  • Book 3. The good person
  • The b-word
  • Just an inexplicable event
  • The complexities
  • The phabulous Phils
  • Getting real
  • Real real
  • Book 4. The dungeon master
  • When bad people do good things
  • Space Station summer
  • Total data
  • The Sommer factor
  • Force of personality
  • The lady in the striped shirt
  • The p-word
  • Probably something I'll never understand
  • Book 5. Freedom
  • Matrix of lies
  • Birth of a bank robber
  • The rest of us.
Description
x, 412 pages ; 25 cm
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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