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What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It

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A visceral account of the war . . . honest, agenda-free, and chilling. -<st1: place w: st=on> <st1: State w: st=on> <I>New York</I> </st1: State> </st1: place> <I> Times Book Review</I> <BR> <BR>The <st1: country-region w: st=on> <st1: place w: st=on>Iraq</st1: place> </st1: country-region> war officially began on March 20, 2003, and since then more than one million young Americans have rotated through the country' insurgent-infested hot spots. But although stories of dramatic ambushes and attacks dominate the front pages of newspapers, most of us do not truly know what the war is like for the Americans who fight it.<BR> <BR> <I>What Was Asked of Us</I> helps us bridge that gap. The in-depth and intensely probing interviews this book brings together document the soldiers' experiences and darkest secrets, offering a multitude of authentic, unfiltered voices - at times raw and emotional, at other times eloquent and lyrical. These voices walk us through the war, from the successful push to <st1: City w: st=on> <st1: place w: st=on>Baghdad</st1: place> </st1: City>, through the erroneous Mission Accomplished moment, and into the dangerous, murky present.<BR> <BR>Monumental. . . . Amid the glut of policy debates, and amid the flurry of news reports that add names each day to the lists of the dead, Trish Wood has produced what is perhaps, to date, the onl text about Iraq that matter.- San Francisco Chronicle<BR> <BR>An illuminating glimpse of American fighters' experiences in <st1: country-region w: st=on> <st1: placew: st=on>Iraq</st1: place> </st1: country-region>. . . . There are moments of strange beauty in the soldiers' recollections. -<st1: City w: st=on> <st1: place w: st=on> <I>Chicago</I> </st1: place> </st1: City> <I> Tribune</I> <BR> <BR>Stunning . . . chillingly eloquent. . . . Powerful and unflinchingly honest, Wood's book deserves to be a bestseller. -<I>People</I>

Synopsis:

In this modern-day successor to the Vietnam classic "Everything We Had," award-winning investigative reporter Wood offers a gritty, authentic, and uncensored history of the war in Iraq, as told by the American soldiers who are fighting it. Includes 8 pages of photographs and 1 map.

Synopsis:

A visceral account of the war . . . honest, agenda-free, and chilling. -New York Times Book Review

The Iraq war officially began on March 20, 2003, and since then more than one million young Americans have rotated through the country's insurgent-infested hot spots. But although stories of dramatic ambushes and attacks dominate the front pages of newspapers, most of us do not truly know what the war is like for the Americans who fight it.

What Was Asked of Us helps us bridge that gap. The in-depth and intensely probing interviews this book brings together document the soldiers' experiences and darkest secrets, offering a multitude of authentic, unfiltered voices - at times raw and emotional, at other times eloquent and lyrical. These voices walk us through the war, from the successful push to Baghdad, through the erroneous Mission Accomplished moment, and into the dangerous, murky present.

Monumental. . . . Amid the glut of policy debates, and amid the flurry of news reports that add names each day to the lists of the dead, Trish Wood has produced what is perhaps, to date, the only text about Iraq that matter.- San Francisco Chronicle

An illuminating glimpse of American fighters' experiences in Iraq. . . . There are moments of strange beauty in the soldiers' recollections. -Chicago Tribune

Stunning . . . chillingly eloquent. . . . Powerful and unflinchingly honest, Wood's book deserves to be a bestseller. -People

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316016711
Author:
Wood, Trish
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Introduction by:
Muller, Bobby
Introduction:
Muller, Bobby
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - Veterans
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
8.24x5.64x.98 in. .69 lbs.

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Product details 303 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316016711 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this modern-day successor to the Vietnam classic "Everything We Had," award-winning investigative reporter Wood offers a gritty, authentic, and uncensored history of the war in Iraq, as told by the American soldiers who are fighting it. Includes 8 pages of photographs and 1 map.
"Synopsis" by , A visceral account of the war . . . honest, agenda-free, and chilling. -New York Times Book Review

The Iraq war officially began on March 20, 2003, and since then more than one million young Americans have rotated through the country's insurgent-infested hot spots. But although stories of dramatic ambushes and attacks dominate the front pages of newspapers, most of us do not truly know what the war is like for the Americans who fight it.

What Was Asked of Us helps us bridge that gap. The in-depth and intensely probing interviews this book brings together document the soldiers' experiences and darkest secrets, offering a multitude of authentic, unfiltered voices - at times raw and emotional, at other times eloquent and lyrical. These voices walk us through the war, from the successful push to Baghdad, through the erroneous Mission Accomplished moment, and into the dangerous, murky present.

Monumental. . . . Amid the glut of policy debates, and amid the flurry of news reports that add names each day to the lists of the dead, Trish Wood has produced what is perhaps, to date, the only text about Iraq that matter.- San Francisco Chronicle

An illuminating glimpse of American fighters' experiences in Iraq. . . . There are moments of strange beauty in the soldiers' recollections. -Chicago Tribune

Stunning . . . chillingly eloquent. . . . Powerful and unflinchingly honest, Wood's book deserves to be a bestseller. -People

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