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The War in Iraq: From the Front Lines to the Home Front (24 7: Behind the Headlines)
The War in Iraq: From the Front Lines to the Home Front (24/7: Behind the Headlines)

Paperback from Scholastic

 
War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007
Hardcover from Dept. of the Army
Listed under Military Medicine
 
The Highway War: A Marine Company Commander in Iraq
The Highway War: A Marine Company Commander in Iraq
by Maj. Seth W.B. Folsom
Paperback from Potomac Books Inc.
 
Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War
Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War
by Tim Pritchard
Mass Market Paperback from Presidio Press
2007-

March 23, 2003: U.S. Marines from the Task Force Tarawa are caught up in one of the most unexpected battles of the Iraq War. What started off as a routine maneuver to secure two key bridges in the town of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq degenerated into a nightmarish twenty-four-hour urban clash in which eighteen young Marines lost their lives and more than thirty-five others were wounded. It was the single heaviest loss suffered by the U.S. military during the initial combat phase of the war.

On that fateful day, Marines came across the burned-out remains of a U.S. Army convoy that had been ambushed by Saddam Hussein’s forces outside Nasiriyah. In an attempt to rescue the missing soldiers and seize the bridges before the Iraqis could destroy them, the Marines decided to advance their attack on the city by twenty-four hours. What happened next is a gripping and gruesome tale of military blunders, tragedy, and heroism.

Huge M1 tanks leading the attack were rendered ineffective when they became mired in an open sewer. Then a company of Marines took a wrong turn and ended up on a deadly stretch of road where their armored personal carriers were hit by devastating rocket-propelled grenade fire. USAF planes called in for fire support play their own part in the unfolding cataclysm when they accidentally strafed the vehicles. The attempt to rescue the dead and dying stranded in “ambush alley” only drew more Marines into the slaughter.

This was not a battle of modern technology, but a brutal close-quarter urban knife fight that tested the Marines’ resolve and training to the limit. At the heart of the drama were the fifty or so young Marines, most of whom had never been to war, who were embroiled in a battle of epic proportions from which neither their commanders nor the technological might of the U.S. military could save them.

With a novelist’s gift for pace and tension, Tim Pritchard brilliantly captures the chaos, panic, and courage of the fight for Nasiriyah, bringing back in full force the day that a perfunctory task turned into a battle for survival.
 

 
The Iraq War: The Military Offensive, from Victory in 21 Days to the Insurgent Aftermath
The Iraq War: The Military Offensive, from Victory in 21 Days to the Insurgent Aftermath
by John Keegan
Paperback from Vintage
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My War: Killing Time in Iraq
My War: Killing Time in Iraq
by Colby Buzzell
Paperback from Berkley Trade
 
Blood Stripes: The Grunt s View of the War in Iraq
Blood Stripes: The Grunt's View of the War in Iraq
by David Danelo
Paperback from Stackpole Books
2007-
 
Balance Sheet: The Iraq War and U.S. National Security (Stanford Security Studies)
by John Duffield, Peter Dombrowski
Hardcover from Stanford Security Studies
2009-
 
Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War
by Michael Isikoff, David Corn
Hardcover from Crown
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The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988 (Essential Histories)
by Efraim Karsh
Paperback from Osprey Publishing
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War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars
War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars
by Richard N. Haass
Hardcover from Simon & Schuster
 
The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq
by Helen Benedict
Paperback from Beacon Press
 
Ronin: A Marine Scout Sniper Platoon in Iraq
Ronin: A Marine Scout/Sniper Platoon in Iraq
by Mike Tucker
Hardcover from Stackpole Books
 
From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava
From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava
by Jay Kopelman, Melinda Roth
Paperback from The Lyons Press
 
The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace
The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace
by Dr. Ali A. Allawi
Paperback from Yale University Press
 
The First Iraq War--1914-1918: Britain s Mesopotamian Campaign
The First Iraq War--1914-1918: Britain's Mesopotamian Campaign
by A. J. Barker
Paperback from Enigma Books
 
Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery
Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery
by Nick Popaditch, Mike Steere
Hardcover from Savas Beatie
 
The Iraq War: Origins and Consequences
The Iraq War: Origins and Consequences
by James DeFronzo
Paperback from Westview Press
 
The Iraq War: A Military History
The Iraq War: A Military History
by Williamson Murray, Robert H. Scales Jr.
Paperback from Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
 
Case Against War: The Essential Legal Inquiries, Opinions and Judgments Concerning War in Iraq
Case Against War: The Essential Legal Inquiries, Opinions & Judgments Concerning War in Iraq
by Rabinder Singh, Janet Kentridge, Julian Knowles, Colin Warwick, Charlotte Kilroy
Paperback from Spokesman Books
 

 
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