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Well done, Dr. Mansoor, and appreciation to the Kagans for this needful perspective.
This account is a clinical, unvarnished report describes mistakes, dreadful decisions as well as extraordinary heroism and Sisyphean diligence.
While the book offered a great insight in the initial occupation of Iraq, it ended rather abruptly once the author finished his deployment.
Item arrived in great time and was of superior quality.Published 2 months ago by Clifford E. Wheeler
Colonel Mansoor's excellent work fills a vital need in the continuing perspective of US interests in the Middle East and southwest Asia. Read morePublished on October 18, 2010 by Louis Dechert
General Creighton Abrams, the man whom they named the M-1 tank after, was often asked why he did not write an autobiography. Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by cpt matt
I found this an excellent read! I have met Peter Mansoor and listened to him speak and he is an sxcellent spokesman for The Ohio State University (where he now teaches) and for... Read morePublished on April 28, 2010 by Peter J. Anderson
Since other books on the Surge spoke highly of Mansoor Baghdad at Sunrise seemed an inevitable purchase. However, in his own book Mansoor continues to speak highly of ... himself. Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by M. Drees
I personally know the author, having worked with the Ready First Combat Team for many years prior to Col. Mansoor's command. Read morePublished on August 22, 2009 by Judith Brown
This is a great book for giving a comprehensive account of the first year in Iraq through the eyes of an Army commander on the ground. Honest, blunt, thoughtful.Published on June 1, 2009 by K. R. Beard
This book certainly is a Brigade Commanders memoir of Iraq. It is not exciting, there is little as far as combat accounts go), and it focuses a lot more on Col Mansoor's personnel... Read morePublished on April 18, 2009 by Troy Gordon
Few soldiers who write narratives of war attain a perspective that transcends their own area of operation. Read morePublished on March 13, 2009 by Michael Rubin