Harry Parker - Author

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Harry Parker grew up in Wiltshire. He was educated at Falmouth College of Art and University College London. He joined the British Army when he was 23 and served in Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009 as a Captain. He is now a writer and artist and lives in London.

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Anatomie eines Soldaten

Anatomie eines Soldaten

Author: Harry Parker Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2016

45 Gegenstande, 1 unvergessliche GeschichteCaptain Tom Barnes leitet einen Einsatz der britischen Armee, als er auf eine Landmine tritt. Zwei einheimische Jungen werden in den Konflikt hineingezogen, kaum ahnend, was dort geschieht. Auf allen Seiten verndert Gewalt das Leben von Grund auf. In diesem ungewhnlichen Roman erzhlen die Gegenstnde des Krieges: Turnschuhe, Soldatenstiefel, Helm, ein paar Dollar, eine Drohne, ein Fahrrad, ein militrischer Orden, ein Glas Bier, eine Schneeflocke, medizinisches Gert und eine Landmine. Anatomie eines Soldaten ist bewegend, aufwhlend und visionr: ber den Krieg, tiefe Wunden und das berleben. "e;Eine Tour de Force. In seinem brillanten und verfhrerischen Roman entblt Harry Parker die geheimen Krfte des Krieges. Diese Seiten sind gefhrlich, aber sie enthalten Mitgefhl und Trauer. Man kann sich nur wundern, dass Menschen sich das gegenseitig antun. Der Krieg wird hier durch die Lupe betrachtet, aber ist doch vllig real."e;Nadeem Aslam

The Anatomy of a Soldier

The Anatomy of a Soldier

Author: Harry Parker Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2016

Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops in a war zone. On all sides of this conflict, people are about to be caught up in the violence...We see the characters not as they see themselves, but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a drone, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, dog tags, an exploding IED and the medical implements that are subsequently employed.

Anatomy of a Soldier

Anatomy of a Soldier

Author: Harry Parker Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2016

Anatomy of a Soldier is a stunning first novelof patriotism, heroism, and profound humanismthat will immediately take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. Let's imagine a man called Captain Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who's leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. And then there's the man who trains one of them to fight against the other's father and all these infidel invaders. Then imagine the family and friends who radiate out from these lives, people on all sides of this conflict where virtually everyone is caught up in the middle of something unthinkable. But then regard them not as they see themselves but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, a snowflake, dog tags, and a horrific improvised explosive device that binds them all together by blowing one of them apartforty-five different narrators in all, including the multiple medical implements subsequently required to keep Captain Barnes alive. The result is a novel that reveals not only an author with a striking literary talent and intelligence but also the lives of peoplewhether husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughterwho are part of this same heart-stopping journey. A work of extraordinary humanity and hope, created out of something hopeless and dehumanizing, it makes art out of pain and suffering and takes its place in a long and rich line of novels that articulate the lives that soldiers lead. In the boom of an instant, and in decades of very different lives and experiences, we see things we've never understood so clearly before.List of Narrators:Peter AltschulerPaul BoehmerJonathan CowleySusan DuerdenJayne EntwistleJean GilpinKirby HeyborneGildart JacksonJohn LeeBruce MannKatharine McEwanRob Shapiro Nicholas Guy SmithSteve WestFrom the Compact Disc edition.

Anatomy of a Soldier

Anatomy of a Soldier

Author: Harry Parker Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops in a war zone. Two boys are growing up there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites, before finding themselves separated once the soldiers appear in their countryside. On all sides of this conflict, people are about to be caught up in the violence, from the man who trains one boy to fight the infidel invaders to Barnes's family waiting for him to return home. We see them not as they see themselves, but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a trove of dollars, a drone, that bike, weaponry, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, a snowflake, dog tags, an exploding IED and the medical implements that are subsequently employed. Anatomy of a Soldier is a moving, enlightening and fiercely dramatic novel about one man's journey of survival and the experiences of those around him. Forty-five objects, one unforgettable story.

Simplified Site Engineering

Simplified Site Engineering

Author: Harry Parker, John W. Macguire, J.W. Macguire Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/1997

This compact book introduces the fundamental issues, tasks, and problems of site engineering. It addresses site surveying and mapping, site drainage, slope stabilization, and basic site structures. It also discusses laser technology, water conservation, environmental impact, and use of ground for thermal buffing and explores topical issues in modern surveying, computational mapping techniques, and computer-aided design (CAD).

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