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Award-winning author and historian Patrick O'Donnell stood shoulder to shoulder with Lima Company's 1st Platoon as they fought through the streets of Fallujah, their casualties mounting. This is their story.
"This is, being real, a more than harrowing tale." (Roanoke Times)
"[O'Donnell's] most important accomplishment among many is to put a human face on the troops....[An] excellent book." (New York Post)
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By Douglas on 06-29-07
An important story
At first I felt as though this was an overly long 'newsweek' article.
I soon grew attached to the men who were going through an expereince I can't even imagine.
This book has stuck with me and has reminded me of the importance of the fight these men are engaged in.
It has also reminded me of how lucky I am to live in the United States and how important it is to 'live well'.
Some of the accents the reader attempts are terrible. It would have been better if he had just read the words. It would have been great if Blackstone audio could have produced it with a full cast.
If you're interested in a first hand account (by an author who was actually with the soldiers he writes about) then I can't recommend this book highly enough.
I learned as much from this as I did from 'One Bullet Away'.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Richard on 06-17-07
A very moving account of the incredible job that our troops are doing in Iraq. I had no idea about how well the guys are trained and the level of dedication, self sacrifice, and brotherhood in the marines. It made me very proud of the incredible job that our troops are doing under almost impossible odds. It also make me even more proud to be an American.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful