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Chasing ghosts : failures and facades in Iraq : a soldier's perspective

Author: Paul Rieckhoff
Publisher: New York : NAL Caliber, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st NAL Caliber trade pbk. printView all editions and formats
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The true story of the first soldier to challenge the war in Iraq provides a grunt's-eye view of the battles on the streets of Baghdad, and a patriot's vision of where America has gone wrong and how it can reset its path. As an infantry platoon leader, Rieckhoff was proud to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He and his soldiers spent almost a year in one of the most dangerous and volatile areas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Paul Rieckhoff; Paul Rieckhoff
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rieckhoff
ISBN: 0451218418 9780451218414 9780451221216 0451221214
OCLC Number: 124076153
Description: vi, 326 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: George Bush had better be fucking right --
Hurry up and Kuwait --
Welcome to Saddam international airport --
Into Baghdad --
Sector 17 --
Ka-bob --
Mother's day massacre --
Keeping the peace --
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not trying to kill you --
Ripples of hope --
I saw a holy man die tonight --
God bullets hurt --
Collateral damage --
Gremlins theory --
Baghdad island --
Hope is not a course of action --
Ali Baba --
Fighting the media war --
Christmas in Baghdad --
Viable exit strategy --
Homecoming --
War within --
Finding a voice --
Speaking out --
Taking on the president of the United States --
Operation truth --
Sensible war movement.
Responsibility: Paul Rieckhoff.

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The true story of the first soldier to challenge the war in Iraq provides a grunt's-eye view of the battles on the streets of Baghdad, and a patriot's vision of where America has gone wrong and how it can reset its path. As an infantry platoon leader, Rieckhoff was proud to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He and his soldiers spent almost a year in one of the most dangerous and volatile areas of Baghdad--and what they encountered there was chaos: not enough troops, no humanitarian aid, no body armor, no radios, and no real plan. He saw what happened when we tried to conduct a war on the cheap. What followed, over the next ten months, set him on a course that would forever change his life. When he finally came home, Rieckhoff vowed to tell Americans the truth.--From publisher.

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