Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum


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    Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum Download Å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Â Ben Blum Read Ranger Games Who would have thought that a newly minted Army Ranger would drive the get away car in a bank robbery Why would a newly minted Army Ranger do such a stupid thing? Ben Blum cousin to the newly minted Army Ranger spends a goodly amount of time trying to answer that uestion To be an Army Ranger was all Alex ever wanted Two w

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    Download Å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Â Ben Blum Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum This is everything season two of SERIAL should have beenThe closest thing I can think of to compare this to is actually another podc

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    Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum 35 stars Thanks to the Goodreads group Keep Turning Pages and Doubleday for giving me this book Why would an Ar

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    Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum Download Å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF  Ben Blum Ben Blum  8 Download An absorbing well told true story once I started it I did not want to put down this fascinating examination of Alex Blum and Luke Elliott Sommer Both were young talented Army Rangers who inexplicably made the decision to r

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    Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum Doubleday's Keep Turning Pages group read for March 2018 I was fortunate enough to win a hardcover copy of this book in their giveaway Many thanks to DoubledayAlex Blum had been in the US Army for four months had gone through the exhaustive t

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    Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum I received Ranger Games A Story of Soldiers Family and an Inexplicable Crime as a Goodreads giveaway Oddly enough I first sa

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    Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum A very immersive in depth look at a young Army Ranger's participation in a bank robbery written by a cousin of the perpetrator What starts of

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    Ben Blum  8 Download Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum Ranger Games is worth reading though I never felt as interested in Blum's family as he naturally is and in my mind this is the trick that makes a memoir great I also struggled with his prose style which is clearly the product of a mathematician's mind Some might appreciate this as it gives him a uniue voice He w

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    Read Ranger Games Ben Blum  8 Download Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum Alex Blum had dreams of becoming a Army Ranger since he was five years old Growing up in a close knit family in

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    Pdf/E–book [Ranger Games] Á Ben Blum I took a long road trip and took the audio book of Ranger Games with me What a fantastic companion the book proved to be Ben Blum had me going in one direction only to be turned into a contradictory one in the next moment He is a gifted storyteller as he takes apart an amazing story of triumph and loss What I appreciated about the story is the way in which he walks the reader through the aftermath of the robbery for ever

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Ranger Games Summary Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Hy Why would he ruin his life in such a spectacularly foolish wayAt 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 cultIn the midst of his own personal crisis and in the hopes of helping both Alex and his splintering family cope Ben. I received Ranger Games A Story of Soldiers Family and an Inexplicable Crime as a Goodreads giveaway Oddly enough I first saw the book cover when it was advertised at my local indie book store and I told a friend then that I would probably never read that book because the cover didn t appeal to me at all Later after having actually read the cover I decided it sounded interesting after all and I was excited when I won a copy from Goodreads and Doubleday I was immediately fascinated by the promise of the true story of a young man Alex Blum who had dreamed his entire life of becoming an elite Army Ranger He fulfilled his goal and successfully went through the rigorous training reuired Inexplicably immediately after completing training and right before he went on leave prior to deployment to Ira he along with two fellow Rangers and two others robbed a bank in Tacoma WA effectively ending the career he had dreamed of and worked so hard to reach The book was written by Alex s cousin Ben Blum I was initially intrigued by this fact yet I also assumed the author would soften the realities of the situation and his cousin s behavior based on their relationship Indeed Ben Blum s own feelings about his cousin and his actions were a huge part of the direction of the story but not exactly in the way I expected Not particularly close as children the cousins had little in common growing up Ben was a mathematical genius a geek by his own description and Alex was the beloved almost perfect son a handsome popular hockey star who was genuinely kind and loving to his friends family and everyone and who above all else dreamed of and spent his life training for service to his country as a Ranger When the unimaginable happened and Alex was convicted of his part in an armed bank robbery Ben set out to find out what had gone so terribly wrong with this golden boy and his dream In the course of the book Ben discusses their family dynamics and through years of research and interviews with Alex and friends family and another Ranger whose influence and direction would change that person s and Alex s lives forever Ben uncovers a myriad of stories about both the tight military code and training regimen of the Army Rangers and the minds of two very young members of that elite military group Throughout the story Ben lets us know how much he wants his cousin to be the good guy that he had always been up to that fateful day but he is also focused on getting to the truth of a very complex set of circumstances which involve detailed theories of brainwashing I felt for Ben throughout at times he seemed extremely sympathetic to Alex s plight and at times he was immensely confused frustrated and angry even as he tried to be cold and clinical during his research for the book These feelings were so honest he pulled no punches to keep from softening the reader toward his cousin but he was fair to Alex as wellI began the book with much enthusiasm I must admit that at Chapter 6 I became increasingly annoyed with pages of detailed discussion of math vs the humanities and their relationship to war I freely admit I finally skipped the remainder of that chapter I may go back and read it now that I ve finished the book to see if possibly it would have added something to my reading By the time I was halfway through the book my enthusiasm again blossomed and I was fascinated by the rest of the details and Ben Blum s writingBen delves deeply into the human mind as it relates to Alex and one of his fellow Rangers and as the final half of the book progressed I began forming my own ideas and theories as to how and why things unfolded as they did and at last many of the uestions posed throughout are answered at least to a great extent I give huge credit to the author for sticking with the enormous and perplexing task of writing this very personal story It was fascinating and insightful on many levels Thanks so much to Goodreads and Doubleday for the giveaway Even with the tediousness of Chapter 6 I easily give this book 5 stars

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Ranger Games Summary Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Blum Alex's first cousin delved into these mysteries growing closer to Alex in the process As he probed further Ben began to uestion not only Alex but the influence of his superior Luke Elliot Sommer the man who planned the robbery A charismatic combat veteran Sommer's manipulative tendencies combined with a magnetic personality lured Ben into a relationship that put his loyalties to the te. Ranger Games is worth reading though I never felt as interested in Blum s family as he naturally is and in my mind this is the trick that makes a memoir great I also struggled with his prose style which is clearly the product of a mathematician s mind Some might appreciate this as it gives him a uniue voice He writes in syntactical formulas finely wrought symmetrical sentences that are elegant and even arresting at times but somehow lacking in that mysterious and atmospheric force that effortlessly draws in the unsuspecting reader It s all a bit belabored algebra than art

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Ranger Games Summary Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Intricate heartrending and morally urgent Ranger Games is a crime story like no otherAlex Blum was a good kid with one unshakeable goal in life Become a US Army Ranger On the day of his leave before deployment to Ira Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers drove to a local bank in Tacoma and committed armed robberyThe uestion that haunted the entire Blum family was W. 35 stars Thanks to the Goodreads group Keep Turning Pages and Doubleday for giving me this book Why would an Army Ranger rob a bank in Tacoma Washington just days before deploying to Ira Alex Blum had just finished and graduated Ranger training and had gotten his orders to report to Ira He had finally made it Alex had wanted to be a Army Ranger since he was a very young boy His dream had come true Whatever possessed him to rob a bank That is the premise of this book However to get to that story took an awfully long boring tedious journey The book is written by Alex s cousin Ben Ben and Alex were not close growing up They were very different boys Alex a hockey player was outgoing the life of the party but directly headed for his life s goal to be an Army Ranger Ben on the other hand was studious of a loner a math and science whiz nothing like Alex So how did it come about that Ben was chosen to write the story of Alex s life It was a bad choice As I stated to get to the story took an awfully long boring tedious journey To start with a math major in my opinion is a poor choice to write a book Some of the words and wording Ben used in this story was nonsensical possibly even made up words and phrases that just does not belong in a story about an Army Range poetry maybe but not this book Ben also went into boring detail about himself and the Blum family Now a bit of background is always good but this books went into it ad naseum I got the feeling that the author may have been jealous of Alex and therefore wanted the reader to know and understand him at least as well as they did Alex the subject of the book In my opinion this book could have been at least 150 pages shorter to the point on track and detail about Alex and the robbery and much less about all the added family and information about the author himself For me the author got in the way of the story Once you finally get to the story there is the uestion of whether the Ranger training itself was the actual demon There is a lot to think about as Alex s Ranger training unfolds Did the Army do such a good job of tearing down and rebuilding Alex to follow command that he no longer uestioned right and wrong The story of Alex is a good story it is too bad that you must piece it together bit by bit throughout 400 pages of inconseuential gibberish

  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • Ranger Games
  • Ben Blum
  • en
  • 01 October 2019
  • 9780385538435