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Military Review, March/April 2011
“Insightful, colorful, and at times irreverent…An excellent snapshot of a junior officer embroiled in a counterinsurgency fight…An exceptionally engaging read.”
“Irreverent, terrifying, and very humorous, Gallagher’s book will make some people angry, and will validate the suppositions of others.”
Now I am beginning to understand Iraq. Gallagher suffers somewhat from his generation's self-obsession but he admits it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ann Maxwell
Everyone's war experience is different. That said, as an OIF I (2003-04) vet, I find Gallagher 's memoir fairly reflective of my own experiences there. A must read.Published 4 months ago by Rafael Noboa y Rivera
I FOUND THE READING TO BE DIFFICULT FOR ME, AND PERHAPS A BIT TEDIOUS. BUT IT IS MATT'S STORY, AND HE DESERVES THE RESPECT AND APPROVAL FOR THE EFFORT HE HAS MADE. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joe O.
A highly informative, entertaining, concrete look at the Iraq war through one man's eyes. I learned something new about Iraq, Iraqi culture, the US Military, or fighting war, on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Katey Schultz
This excellent account of one soldier's experience in Iraq provides the reader with details of the danger, boredom, and absurdity with which the young men and women there had to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ted D.
Immersed in a great point of view from an officer who was not out of touch....which is rare in today's military. The book was a page turner with a hard hit of reality.Published 16 months ago by cameron johnson
Not a well written book however I did finish the book as needed. The lack of action and military activity made this a only two stars.Published 18 months ago by Skipper Ed