Battle born : lapis lazuli

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Bleeker, Giada, translator.
Kushchenko, Iana, colorist.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2020].


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Westover - Adult Graphic NovelGRAPH URIARChecked OutJune 16, 2022


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Approximately 352 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 27 x 20 cm
9780316448963, 0316448966


"Lapis Lazuli is a rich blue semiprecious gemstone found deep in the Sar-i-sang mountains of Afghanistan's Badakhshan province. For thousands of years it has sustained the nearby mining villages, whose inhabitants lived peacefully in the mountainous landscape--until the Taliban, known in the region as the Horsemen, came to seek the riches stored deep beneath the earth. Taliban rule has turned the stone into a conflict mineral, as they steal and sell it for their own gain. At the behest of the fledgling Afghan government, seeking to wrest back control of the province, United States Marines are sent into the mountains. A platoon led by their eager and naive commander, First Lieutenant Roberts, and a stoic, fierce squad leader, Sergeant King, must overcome barriers of language and culture in this remote region to win the locals' trust, and their freedom from Taliban rule. Along the way, they must also wrestle with their demons--and face unimaginably difficult choices. A sweeping yet intimate story about brutality, kindness, and the remnants of colonialism, Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli is an epic saga from the voice of a new generation of military veterans."--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Uriarte, M., Bleeker, G., & Kushchenko, I. (2020). Battle born: lapis lazuli (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Uriarte, Maximilian, Giada, Bleeker and Iana, Kushchenko. 2020. Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Uriarte, Maximilian, Giada, Bleeker and Iana, Kushchenko. Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Uriarte, Maximilian,, Giada Bleeker, and Iana Kushchenko. Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

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