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Sacrifice : a gold star widow's fight for the truth / Michelle Black.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 921 BLA (Text) 33500013407689 New Checked out 07/13/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780593190937
  • ISBN: 0593190939
  • Physical Description: vii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2021]

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Drawing on exclusive interviews with the survivors of her husband's unit, research into the military leadership and accountability and her own unique vantage point as a gold star widow, the author sets out to find the truth behind her Green Beret husband's death.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
    *Starred Review* In late 2017, Donald Trump made a condolence call to the wife of an American soldier who had been killed in an ambush in Niger. Reportedly, Trump told the grieving widow that her husband knew what he had signed up for. The resulting media storm took weeks to subside, and drew attention away from the more compelling story: What actually happened that day? This honest and heartfelt account of the search for truth from Black, widow of another soldier who died in the ambush, shares shattering experiences of being notified about her husband's death, getting herself and her two young sons through his funeral, and, after meeting other men from her husband's unit, being told conflicting stories. An ISIS propaganda video of the ambush, aired on CBS News, sparked renewed media interest, cover-ups, and assignations of blame, leading Black to conduct her own investigation by interviewing the surviving members of the ambush. What ensues is a heartbreaking minute-by minute-composite of miscommunication, deception, bravery, and heroism, an account that deviates sharply from official versions. By the end of the book, Black admits that she is no longer capable of outrage, and just feels sadness. A compelling, heartrending story of ultimate sacrifice. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Michelle Black is a mother of two boys and is a Gold Star wife. She has a background in environmental sciences and horticulture, is an experienced snowboarder, and has a passion for writing. She lives in Washington State.

Subject: Black, Michelle Richmond.
Black, Bryan Christopher, 1982-2017.
War widows > United States > Biography.
Army spouses > United States > Biography.
Murder victims' families > Biography.
United States. Army. Special Forces Group, 3rd > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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