books about: baghdad
The Cartoon History of the Modern World, Part 2: From the Bastille to Baghdad
ANOTHER GOOD ONE!
Highly recommended. As full of facts, honest and irreverent as all his others. As a historian I'm satisfied that he's being very accurate and that the loads of humor will probably aid readers in learning/remembering.
The Good Soldiers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009
The book took me much longer to get through than I anticipated because it absolutely weighed heavy on the heart. Finkel was an embedded reporter with a batallion in Iraq in 2007. This is their story and it is a difficult one but a worthy read. If there was a mandatory reading list for Americans, The Good Soldiers should be on it. The writing is simple. As a matter of fact, itfs almost too ...
Magic Tree House #34: Season of the Sandstorms
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2009
The Magic Tree House Series is wonderful. My 10 yr old daughter had been reading the series since she was 8. It appeals to both boys & girls. It also stresses cooperation & a bond between siblings. Not only is it fun but the author does an amazing job teaching kids about everything from history to animal species. Whenever a new book is coming out she insists on pre-ordering it so she can get it ...
Intelligence Wars: Lessons from Baghdad
Prometheus Books, 2008
Criticizes America's military leaders for being obsessed with high-tech solutions for all situations
THE INTELLIGENCE WARS: LESSONS FROM BAGHDAD criticizes America's military leaders for being obsessed with high-tech solutions for all situations, and says modern intelligence wars are still relying on outdated concepts that actually reduce the US military's technological advantage. Examples from key source operations explain how intelligence works and why the US is so poor at using the latest ...
Pride of Baghdad
Brian K. Vaughan
A Modern Day Parable
The lions had nearly forgotten what it was like in the wild. They had grown accustomed to their keepers, feeding times, conversations with other animals through the cage bars. One day the keepers ran off. There were earthshaking blasts which destroyed their cages. The pride of lions hit the streets with newfound freedom and newfound fears. PRIDE retells a real story of four lions who found ...
From Baghdad with Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava
The Lyons Press, 2006
A Story of Redemption
This is a story about redemption. It is a memoir of the Iraq war with a beautiful twist. Jay Kopelman is a modern day warrior who had dream of being a Marine since boyhood. His mission in Iraq is to kill and killing came easy to this desensitized warrior class. Then Kopelman met the little bundle of fur who had managed to survive the bombing of a city. As a result Kopelman learns he can cry, he ...
Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia
You'll embarrass yourself reading this.
This may be the best travelogue I've ever read. Horwitz has an uncanny ability with words, to paint the scene and make the reader feel like they are there with him. I felt myself transported back to the countries I have visited, and can affirm that they were accurately represented. Horwitz is complimentary to the myriad cultures of the Middle East while being honest about the difficulties of the ...
The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines
One of the best of the "You are there" Iraq books
This is another account of the Iraq war from the ground, written from the perspective of the front-line troops. F.J. "Bing" West and Ray Smith are both former Marines who served in Viet Nam. West went into the civilian side of government and was an Assistant Secretary of Defense; Smith wound up commanding the 2nd Marine Division after commanding troops in combat in Grenada and Beirut. West has, ...
Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq
The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2005
View from the darkside...
I came across this wonderful book by accident. I forgot that in this day and age, we could still glimpse into a world other than the one media feeds to the public. This book is a collection of blogs from a young woman living with her family in Baghdad. It's an eyewitness account of how it is to be living in the center of bombing when the American forces (along with other unfortunate nations) ...
From Baghdad with Love - Excerpt from 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award entry
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, 2010
More than a Romance
This is a very gripping opening and the story is extremely relevant; definitely not a stereotypical romance. I would classify it more as General Fiction with a romantic thread. It is beautifully executed. The opening brought tears to my eyes as I think of the many young American and Canadian boys who come home in caskets after meeting with roadside ambushes like this in Afghanistan as well as ...
Babylon's Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
St. Martin's Griffin
The transaction was completely smooth, shipped very promptly, book in excellent condition. Thank you!
I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story
Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. In his powerful debut, a young Newsweek reporter details two tumultuous years covering the war while falling in love with his long-distance girlfriend Andi, who would join him in Iraq only to be killed in a botched kidnapping. Largely concerned with describing on-the-ground conditions, Hastings reports with insight and grim humor from the ...
I'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody
City Lights Publishers
Antoon's novel is an incredibly well wrought study of imprisonment, empathy and the experience and power of writing; its construction is very clever indeed, and one puts it down (reluctantly) feeling shaken and bewildered, impelled to act and desirous of leading a life more immediate and brave.
Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein
Michael A. Newton
Michael P. Scharf
St. Martin's Press
An EXCEPTIONAL work and insight into the trial of Saddam Hussein!!
This is a GREAT book! It is meticulously written by Professors Newton and Scharf, each equally qualified both by education and experience as subject matter experts in international law. What sets them apart is that they have served as Advisors for some of the more notorious dictators to be brought to trial, most recently the Iraqi High Tribunal, in the eventual trial of Saddam Hussein. They ...
The Majestic Twelve: The True Story of the Most Feared Combat Escort Unit in Baghdad
Jack W. Lynch II
Thomas Dunne Books
Different war same old Army
As I read the book, it is obvious that the author has an ax to grind, has paybacks in mind, and wishes to put himself in a favorable light. Thus a wary reader wonders if the author took much creative liberties with the truth. Interestingly enough a few of the major characters in the book have written supporting reviews. This rather does allay my suspicions. Almost all of the reviews so far have ...
None Left Behind: The 10th Mountain Division and the Triangle of Death
Charles W. Sasser
St. Martin's Press
Author Charles W. Sasser has written many truly great books over the past decade including his award winning book "God in the Foxhole". However, his newest book "None Left Behind: The 10th Mountain Division And The Triangle Of Death" has all of them beat. It offers readers all of the emotions, action, death, fear, and courage, that one would get from any great thriller novel - but what hits you ...
From Baghdad to America: Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava
Skyhorse Publishing, 2008
Another Great Story of Lava and Jay
The post-stress of War is revealed in Jay's second book From Baghdad to America. For any one who does not think that PTSD does not exist, needs to read this well written story of how Jay and Lava settle into their life back in the States. It's amazing how life just seems to go on while a war wages half way across the world..and for Jay and Lava returning home, life becomes a challange all it's ...
They Came to Baghdad: A Christie Crime Classic
HarperCollins e-books, 2004
Christie Writes a Thriller
"They Came to Baghdad" is not a Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple mystery. It is really more of a thriller. Victoria Jones, an indifferent London typist loses her job in a typing pool for impersonating her boss's wife and meets a charming young man in a park. Only, he is about to leave for Baghdad. Parting is such sweet sorrow! Not so, thinks Victoria. Undeterred by this obstacle to romance, the ...
A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal
Basic Books, 2004
Live from Baghdad . . .
Something of a modern-day Scheherezade, Norwegian journalist Seierstad continued reporting by satellite to TV audiences in Europe during the 101 days preceding and then during the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. For readers interested in the gathering of news in war zones, her book provides extensive insight into off-camera footwork and dealing with bureaucratic and political obstacles that ...
Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander's War in Iraq
Yale University Press, 2008
A great testimonial to a great brigade and its command.
I personally know the author, having worked with the Ready First Combat Team for many years prior to Col. Mansoor's command. In his book Pete Mansoor brings to light the courage, determination and heroism of all the soldiers under his command. His candid and open account of what happened during this deployment is refreshingly objective and honest. Having worked and to some extent lived among ...
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