A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

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In a heart-wrenching, candid autobiography, a human rights activist offers a firsthand account of war from the perspective of a former child soldier, detailing the violent civil war that wracked his native Sierra Leone and the government forces that transformed a gentle young boy into a killer as a member of the army. 75,000 first printing.

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The 277th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 35th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  2. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))

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