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I Am a Soldier, Too - The Jessica Lynch Story

Rick Bragg

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On March 23, 2003, Private First Class Jessica Lynch was crossing the Iraqi desert with the 507th Maintenance Company when the convoy she was traveling in was ambushed, caught in enemy crossfire. All four soldiers traveling with her died in the attack. Lynch, perhaps the most famous P.O.W. this country has ever known, was taken prisoner and held captive in an Iraqi hospital for nine days. Her rescue galvanized the nation; she became a symbol of victory, of innocence and courage, of heroism; and then, just as quickly, of deceit and manipulation. What never changed, as the nation veered wildly between these extremes of mythmaking, was her story, the events and the experiences of a nineteen-year-old girl caught up in what was and will remain the battle of her life: what she saw, what she felt, what she experienced, what she survived. I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story is the story this country has hungered for, as told by Lynch herself to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg. In it, she tells what really happened in the ambush; what really happened in the hospital; what really happened, from her perspective, on the night of the rescue. More than this, the collaboration between Lynch and Bragg captures who she is and where she's from: her childhood in Palestine, West Virginia, a lovely, rugged stretch of land always referred to as the hollow, where she rode horses, played softball, and was crowned Miss Congeniality at the Wirt County Fair the same year the steer she raised took a ribbon. It reveals her relationships with her older brother, Greg Jr., also an enlisted soldier, and her younger sister, Brandi; with her father, Greg Sr., a forty-three-year-old truck driver who has at times worked construction, cut hay, cut firewood, hauled timber, hauled concrete, run a bulldozer, run a backhoe, cleaned houses, and dug graves; and with her mother, Deadra, a city girl from Parkersburg who moved to the hollow and met her future husband when he was eleven and she was nine. And it describes what happened to the

Language:

English

Length:

3h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:05