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Author Brennan, Thomas J. (Thomas James), author.

Title Shooting ghosts : a U.S. Marine, a combat photographer, and their journey back from war / Thomas J. Brennan, USMC (Ret.), and Finbarr O'Reilly.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  958.104745 BRE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Biography  958.104745 BRE    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 340 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary "A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer, whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls War tears people apart, but it can also bring them together. Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant and a world-trotting war photographer became friends, their bond forged as they patrolled together through the dusty alleyways of Helmand province and camped side by side in the desert. It deepened after Sergeant TJ Brennan was injured during a Taliban ambush, and both returned home. Brennan began to suffer from the effects of his injury and from the fallout of his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. But war correspondents experience similar rates of post-traumatic stress as combat veterans. The causes can be different, but guilt plays a prominent role in both. For Brennan, it's the things he's done, or didn't do, that haunt him. Finbarr O'Reilly's conscience is nagged by the task of photographing people at their most vulnerable while being able to do little to help, and his survival guilt as colleagues die on the job. Their friendship offered them both a shot at redemption."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index.
Subject Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American -- Biography.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients -- Biography.
O'Reilly, Finbarr, 1971-
Brennan, Thomas J. (Thomas James)
United States. Marine Corps -- Officers -- Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns -- Afghanistan -- Helmand -- Biography.
War photographers -- Afghanistan -- Biography.
War photographers -- Africa -- Biography.
Reuters Limited -- Employees -- Biography.
War -- Psychological aspects -- Biography.
Added Author O'Reilly, Finbarr, 1971- author.
ISBN 9780399562549 (hardcover)
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