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No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah

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"This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."-Senator John McCain

Fallujah: Iraqs most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead.

The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war.

The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah “as soft as fog.” But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city-against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion-only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi.

Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level-senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines-No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex-and often costly-interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Here, in this singular book, is the unprecedented frontline look at the struggle in Iraq to replace American soldiers with Iraqis in the face of continued resistance. What unfolds is a vivid portrait from a veteran author who is in the line of fire right now.

About the Author

Bing West is the author of several books, including the award-winning The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines and the Vietnam classic The Village. He served as a Marine in Vietnam and was assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan. He lives in Rhode Island. Visit his website at www.westwrite.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553383195
Author:
West, Bing
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Military - Iraq War
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAPS AND 4-COLOR INSERT
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.04x6.08x.88 in. .93 lbs.

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