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The Resource It happened on the way to war : a marine's path to peace, Rye Barcott

It happened on the way to war : a marine's path to peace, Rye Barcott

Label
It happened on the way to war : a marine's path to peace
Title
It happened on the way to war
Title remainder
a marine's path to peace
Statement of responsibility
Rye Barcott
Title variation
It happened on the way to war
Title variation remainder
a marines path to peace
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2000 Rye Barcott spent a summer in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. A college student heading into the Marines, he sought to better understand ethnic violence--something he would likely face later in uniform. He learned Swahili, asked questions, and listened to young people talk about surviving in poverty he had never imagined. Anxious to help but unsure what to do, he stumbled into friendship with a widowed nurse, Tabitha Atieno Festo, and a hardscrabble community organizer, Salim Mohamed. Together, this unlikely trio built a non-governmental organization that would develop a new generation of leaders from within one of Africa's largest slums. Their organization, Carolina for Kibera (CFK), is now a global pioneer of the movement called Participatory Development. As Barcott continued his leadership in CFK while serving as a human intelligence officer in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa, the tools he learned building a community in Kenya helped him become a more effective counterinsurgent and peacekeeper.--From publisher description
Member of
Award
Ragan Old North State Award Cup for Nonfiction, 2011.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
380724
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barcott, Rye
Dewey number
  • 362.5/56092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV446.5
LC item number
.B37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kibera (Kenya)
  • Social service
  • Community development
  • Slums
  • Poor
  • Carolina for Kibera
  • Barcott, Rye
  • Volunteer workers in social service
  • Volunteer workers in social service
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a marine's path to peace
Label
It happened on the way to war : a marine's path to peace, Rye Barcott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The grenade ; Big Gota (fist bump) ; The present and future leaders ; "Because I can" ; What's the key? -- pt. 2. Doers ; The sword ; Things fall apart ; Messiahs ; Harambee ; War on trash -- pt. 3. From peacetime to wartime ; Change and continuity ; Spyderco ; Compartments ; Grass, flower, and wind ; The manuscript ; The elephant and the velvet glove ; Eleven years old and his life is already behind him ; Impact
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608192175
Lccn
2010030544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 639161290
  • (OCoLC)639161290
Label
It happened on the way to war : a marine's path to peace, Rye Barcott
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The grenade ; Big Gota (fist bump) ; The present and future leaders ; "Because I can" ; What's the key? -- pt. 2. Doers ; The sword ; Things fall apart ; Messiahs ; Harambee ; War on trash -- pt. 3. From peacetime to wartime ; Change and continuity ; Spyderco ; Compartments ; Grass, flower, and wind ; The manuscript ; The elephant and the velvet glove ; Eleven years old and his life is already behind him ; Impact
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608192175
Lccn
2010030544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 639161290
  • (OCoLC)639161290

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