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Biography & Memoir

FROM BAGHDAD TO AMERICA Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava

by | Read by Christopher Lane

Biography & Memoir • 3.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Colonel Kopelman doesn't make it easy to follow his story. Like a butterfly in a flower field, he flits around, lighting on many places and times in his life without lingering. His memories of fighting in Iraq are mixed with descriptions of the stress of returning to U.S. society and of his love for Lava, a dog he smuggled back with him. Narrator Christopher Lane does nothing to distinguish the randomly placed letters to the author regarding his previous book—FROM BAGHDAD, WITH LOVE—making it difficult to tell where they begin and end. He does, however, portray to perfection an ex-Marine whose writing admits to anger, hostility, and personality damage resulting from his combat experiences. Lane creates a veteran characterized by chaotic thinking and disturbing unrest. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400108756 $24.99 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400158751 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400138753 $49.99 • Three CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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