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A Long Way Gone

(2007)
Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
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This is how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. In the more than 50 violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But it is rare to find a first-person account from someone who endured this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now 26 years old, tells a riveting story in his own words: how, at the age of 12, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By 13, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-4395-1412-7 / 978-1-4395-1412-2 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-4178-2845-5 / 978-1-4178-2845-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-60686-094-1 / 978-1-60686-094-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Basic)
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-7862-9640-2 / 978-0-7862-9640-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-00-724708-7 / 978-0-00-724708-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2007 : Canada Hardback
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Title: A Long Way Gone
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-55365-299-1 / 978-1-55365-299-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas & Mcintyre
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February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-374-10523-5 / 978-0-374-10523-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-14-319017-2 / 978-0-14-319017-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-55365-398-X / 978-1-55365-398-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Douglas & Mcintyre
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-374-53126-9 / 978-0-374-53126-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-59413-267-4 / 978-1-59413-267-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-00-724709-5 / 978-0-00-724709-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone - Teacher's Guide: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-374-95085-7 / 978-0-374-95085-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-00-725382-6 / 978-0-00-725382-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-00-726252-3 / 978-0-00-726252-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-7394-8630-6 / 978-0-7394-8630-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-4272-0646-5 / 978-1-4272-0646-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-7531-3005-X / 978-0-7531-3005-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 0-7531-3006-8 / 978-0-7531-3006-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-4272-0230-3 / 978-1-4272-0230-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Long Way Gone, a (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
ISBN: 1-4159-3803-2 / 978-1-4159-3803-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs Of A Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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April 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author(s): Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Availability: Amazon   



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