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Elliot Ackerman

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Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. A former White House Fellow, his essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and Ecotone, among others. He currently lives in Istanbul and writes on the Syrian Civil War

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Waiting for Eden

3.88 avg rating — 3,370 ratings — published 2018 — 12 editions
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Dark at the Crossing

3.62 avg rating — 1,450 ratings — published 2017 — 16 editions
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Green on Blue

3.73 avg rating — 1,144 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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Places and Names: On War, R...

4.10 avg rating — 436 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
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Red Dress in Black & White

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Istanbul Letters

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2034 by Elliot Ackerman
"This was such an interesting read - a speculative fiction about what may cause the next world war in 2034. Several different narratives unfold following a US Navy Commodore, Marine aviator, the US president, and interrogators and leaders in India, Ir" Read more of this review »
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"Pretty fascinating novel about an hypothetical outbreak of war and the sociological underpinnings of war. "
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"Good stuff. An imaginative story using present-day facts combined with the authors’ years working at the highest levels of national security creates a cautionary tale that presents the reader a dark yet possible future. The authors do a good of job d" Read more of this review »
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"Imagine if the Red Chinese were able to block all relevant electronic emissions so that all communications in the US so that all plane avionics, naval communications and telecom control became useless. What if you couldn't fly because all of your com" Read more of this review »
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A fantastic, unrestrained book that addresses what it means to come of age as an artist and what it means to overcome apathy.
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“They'd all be buried together, and Haris imagined the seeds in the girl's pocket growing shoots that would swaddle them beneath the earth, the barley sprouting upward, an unexpected crop reaching toward the sun.”
Elliot Ackerman , Dark at the Crossing

“Like the bottom of a lake, the trees trapped a cold reminder that the sun struggles to touch all parts of the earth equally.”
Elliot Ackerman, Green on Blue

“The militants fought to protect us from the Americans and the Americans fought to protect us from the militants, and being so protected, life was very dangerous.”
Elliot Ackerman, Green on Blue

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“They'd all be buried together, and Haris imagined the seeds in the girl's pocket growing shoots that would swaddle them beneath the earth, the barley sprouting upward, an unexpected crop reaching toward the sun.”
Elliot Ackerman , Dark at the Crossing

“Like the bottom of a lake, the trees trapped a cold reminder that the sun struggles to touch all parts of the earth equally.”
Elliot Ackerman, Green on Blue

“ear about how I’d killed Gazan, and in that moment, when he knew what”
Elliot Ackerman, Green on Blue

“The militants fought to protect us from the Americans and the Americans fought to protect us from the militants, and being so protected, life was very dangerous.”
Elliot Ackerman, Green on Blue

“Politics,” he says, “can be defined as the acquisition or maintenance of power. You can do this in two ways: by either dividing people or uniting them. Uniting people is very difficult,” he explains, “but dividing them is far easier.”
Elliot Ackerman, Istanbul Letters




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