(Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum


Ranger Games

READ Ranger Games 109 FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Ben Blum 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. 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 rob a bank Shame and secrets create confusion and obstacles as the author s uest is to find answers to the uestion WHY they would sacrifice their hard earned achievements to commit such an unspeakable crime Alex Blum had just achieved his lifelong dream of becoming an elite Army Ranger Luke Elliott Sommer Alex s brilliant commanding officer had served combat time and earned the Ranger School Tag Two additional Rangers participated in the robbery The search for answers carries over into social and criminal psychology manipulative personalities family myths and

FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Ben Blum

READ Ranger Games 109 FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Ben Blum 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. 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 weeks before his scheduled leave for Ira and days after he finishes the grueling Ranger training he climbs into his car and drives three other people to a Bank of America in Seattle They rob the bank of about fifty two thousand dollars Why would Alex have done this having just achieved everything he wanted in lifeThat is the uestion Ben Blum tries to answer In a rather long convoluted story Ben recounts his search to understand why his cousin would have done this What makes this book interesting is Ben a mathematician by training is also having a crisis of his own Knowing that mathematics alone will not answer his own uestions he delves into his cousins misfortune to find out what made him do something so totally out of character hoping to better understand himselfIt is an inmate study how a person ends up doing a totally crazy thing I think each reader will need to decide for themselves why this happened This review was originally posted on The Pfaeffle Journal

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READ Ranger Games 109 FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Ben Blum 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. Alex Blum had dreams of becoming a Army Ranger since he was five years old Growing up in a close knit family in Colorado he was a popular good looking kid who became a hockey star in high school He joined the Army immediately after finishing school and was accepted into the elite Ranger program achieving his lifetime goalJust before his deployment to Ira he entered a personal vehicle along with two other Rangers drove into downtown Tacoma Washington and robbed a bankWhy would Alex participate in this unimaginable crime just before fulfilling his dream This uestion haunted the entire Blum family for years to comeThe author a first cousin of Alex s attempts to answer this baffling uestion in this excellent exploration of a federal crime and it s crushing aftermath Was Alex brainwashed Was he completely swayed by his team leader Corporal Luke Elliot Sommer and manipulated into joining this crime under the guise of a training exercise Or was Alex simply lying covering up the fact that he made a terrible decisionIt took Ben Blum many years to write this book and he ended up having a very close friendship with Alex while Alex was in prison Ben also had conflicting feelings about Alex and his honesty making for a very compelling read

  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • Ranger Games
  • Ben Blum
  • en
  • 10 February 2019
  • 9780385538435

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    (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum 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 weeks befo

  2. says: Ben Blum é 9 READ FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Ben Blum CHARACTERS Ranger Games

    FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Ben Blum (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by 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 podcast S TOWN If you loved the way that podcast broadened and deepened as it went along starting with the promise of a true crime story that morphed into a bizarre and absorbing character study you will be fascinated by Ben Blum's exploration of his cousin and his compatriots who all robbed

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    (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum 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 finishe

  4. says: (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum

    (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum 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 rob a bank

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Ben Blum (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum Ben Blum é 9 READ 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 training to become an Army Ranger and was just a couple of weeks away from deployment to Ira when he and two fellow soldiers plus two civilians committed a bank robbery in T

  6. says: FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Ben Blum (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum

    Ben Blum é 9 READ (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum 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

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    Ben Blum é 9 READ (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by 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 off as something like a Manchurian Candidate for millennials broadens into a deeper look at family identity manipulation and the lies that exist in all of our lives

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    (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by 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 mat

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    CHARACTERS Ranger Games (Pdf New) [Ranger Games] by Ben Blum Ben Blum é 9 READ Alex Blum had dreams of becoming a Army Ranger since he was five years old Growing up in a close knit family in Colorado h

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    CHARACTERS Ranger Games Ben Blum é 9 READ FREE DOWNLOAD ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é 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 th

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