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Ranger Games:A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

Ben Blum

Why would a young, upright U.S. Army Ranger join with two fellow soldiers and two strangers the day before his deployment to Iraq and commit armed robbery at a bank in Tacoma? Alex Blum didn’t need the money, had never been in trouble with the law, and believed in the Ranger Creed, which upholds honor above all. Debut author and first cousin Ben Blum has spent years trying to understand Alex’s actions, claiming he thought the robbery was just another exercise in the daunting Ranger training program. This fall top pick is “an astonishing book, unlike anything else I have ever read,” writes author Jon Krakauer.