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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

About the Author

Trish Wood is an award-winning investigative reporter who has been working with veterans of the Iraq war for more than two years. She has been honored by the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Canadian Science Writers' Association, the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the National Magazine Awards, and the New York Film Festival. Bobby Muller was a marine infantry officer in the Vietnam War until a bullet severed his spinal cord and left him paralyzed from the chest down. The founder of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, he is an outspoken advocate for veterans' rights and spearheads efforts to assist civilian victims of war. Recently he cofounded Veterans for America, a new program dedicated to meeting the needs of a new generation of veterans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316016711
Subtitle:
An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It
Author:
Wood, Trish
Introduction by:
Muller, Bobby
Introduction:
Muller, Bobby
Author:
Muller, Bobby
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - Veterans
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Subject:
Military
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071102
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.72 lb

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Product details 352 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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