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Shortly after graduating from U.S. Army Ranger School in 2006, PFC Alex Blum took part in a bank robbery. This act confused and horrified Alex's relatives, who knew him as an upstanding young man with a high moral conscience, who had wanted his whole life to become a ranger. His cousin Ben, however, wanted to go deeper - what were the emotional and societal factors that led Alex to make this seemingly inexplicable choice? This stellar true crime story weaves through psychology, sociology, and even mathematics as the author makes every imaginable effort to understand the cousin he thought he knew. It's a deep and dark but ultimately life-affirming read, filled with unforgettable moments from the first page to the last.

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385538435
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Published: Doubleday - September 12th, 2017

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Staff Pick

Shortly after graduating from U.S. Army Ranger School in 2006, PFC Alex Blum took part in a bank robbery. This act confused and horrified Alex's relatives, who knew him as an upstanding young man with a high moral conscious, who had wanted his whole life to become a ranger. His cousin Ben, however, wanted to go deeper.  What were the emotional and societal factors that led Alex to make this seemingly inexplicable choice? This stellar true crime story weaves through psychology, sociology, and even mathematics as the author makes every imaginable effort to understand the cousin he thought he knew. It's a deep and dark but ultimately life-affirming read, filled with unforgettable moments from the first page to the last.

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385538435
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Doubleday - September 12th, 2017

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Roz Chast, longtime creator of the squiggly, charmingly absurd New Yorker cartoons, has written a profoundly moving meditation on mortality and the bonds between parents and children.  Chast’s memoir, the story of her 90-something parents' final stages of life, tugs at the heartstrings while being as hilarious and vividly weird as you'd expect.

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781632861016
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 13th, 2016

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