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Ranger games: a story of soldiers, family, and an inexplicable crime
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New York : Random House Large Print, [2017].
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x, 654 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Lexile measure:
1150L
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Central
LARGE PRINT 364.1552 B658 2017
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Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. He poured everything into achieving his dream. In the first hours of his final leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex was supposed to fly home to see his family and beloved girlfriend. Instead, he got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery... The question that haunted the entire Blum family was: Why? Why would he ruin his life in such a spectacularly foolish way? At first, Alex insisted he thought the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. His attorney presented a case based on the theory that the Ranger indoctrination mirrored that of a cult. In the midst of his own personal crisis, and in the hopes of helping both Alex and his splintering family cope, Ben Blum, Alexs first cousin, delved into these mysteries, growing closer to Alex in the process. As he probed further, Ben began to question not only Alex, but the influence of his superior, Luke Elliot Sommer, the man who planned the robbery. A charismatic combat veteran, Sommers manipulative tendencies combined with a magnetic personality pulled Ben into a relationship that put his loyalties to the test.

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9780525528128, 0525528121
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Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. He poured everything into achieving his dream. In the first hours of his final leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex was supposed to fly home to see his family and beloved girlfriend. Instead, he got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery... The question that haunted the entire Blum family was: Why? Why would he ruin his life in such a spectacularly foolish way? At first, Alex insisted he thought the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger program. His attorney presented a case based on the theory that the Ranger indoctrination mirrored that of a cult. In the midst of his own personal crisis, and in the hopes of helping both Alex and his splintering family cope, Ben Blum, Alexs first cousin, delved into these mysteries, growing closer to Alex in the process. As he probed further, Ben began to question not only Alex, but the influence of his superior, Luke Elliot Sommer, the man who planned the robbery. A charismatic combat veteran, Sommers manipulative tendencies combined with a magnetic personality pulled Ben into a relationship that put his loyalties to the test.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Blum, B. (2017). Ranger games: a story of soldiers, family, and an inexplicable crime. First large print edition. New York, Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Blum, Ben, 1981-. 2017. Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family, and an Inexplicable Crime. New York, Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Blum, Ben, 1981-, Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family, and an Inexplicable Crime. New York, Random House Large Print, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Blum, Ben. Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family, and an Inexplicable Crime. First large print edition. New York, Random House Large Print, 2017.

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