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Places and Names

(2019)
On War, Revolution, and Returning
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning, by Elliot Ackerman.

In a refugee camp in southern Turkey, Elliot Ackerman sits across the table from Abu Hassar, who fought for Al Qaeda in Iraq and has murky connections to the Islamic State. At first, Ackerman pretends to have been a journalist during the Iraq War, but after he establishes a rapport with Abu Hassar, he reveals that in fact he was a marine.

The two men then compare their fighting experiences in the Middle East, discovering they had shadowed each other for some time: a realisation that brings them to a strange kind of intimacy. Elliot Ackerman's extraordinary memoir explores the events that led him to come to this refugee camp and what, unable to forget his time in battle, he hoped to find there.

Moving between his recent time on the ground as a journalist in Syria and his marine deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, he creates a work of astonishing atmospheric pressure, one which blends the American experience with the perspectives and stories of the Arab world and draws a line between them.

At once an intensely personal book about the terrible lure of combat and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of the past two decades of strife for the region and the world, Places and Names bids to take its place among our greatest books about modern war.



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Hardback Editions

June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 0-241-35516-8 / 978-0-241-35516-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 0-525-55996-5 / 978-0-525-55996-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 0-14-198886-X / 978-0-14-198886-3 (UK edition)
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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
ISBN: 0-525-55998-1 / 978-0-525-55998-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning
Author(s): Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Penguin Press
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