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Length: 21 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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About the Author

Michael J. Totten is an award-winning journalist and prize-winning author whose very first book, The Road to Fatima Gate, won the Washington Institute Book Prize.

He has taken road trips to war zones, sneaked into police states under false pretenses, dodged incoming rocket and mortar fire, stayed in some of the worst hotels ever built anywhere, slipped past the hostile side of a front line, been accused of being a spy, received death threats from terrorists, and been mugged by the cops. When he's not doing or writing about these things, he writes novels.

His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic among numerous other publications, and he's a contributing editor at World Affairs and City Journal. He has reported widely from the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, and the Balkans. A former resident of Beirut, he lives in Oregon with his wife and two cats.

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  • File Size: 71 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Belmont Estate Books (October 27, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 27, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060E496G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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Michael J. Totten is an award-winning journalist and prize-winning author whose very first book, The Road to Fatima Gate, won the Washington Institute Book Prize. His novel, Resurrection, has been optioned for film.

He has taken road trips to war zones, sneaked into police states under false pretenses, dodged incoming rocket and mortar fire, stayed in some of the worst hotels ever built anywhere, slipped past the hostile side of a front line, been accused of being a spy, received death threats from terrorists, and been mugged by the police in Egypt. When he's not doing or writing about these things, he writes novels.

His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic among numerous other publications, and he's a contributing editor at World Affairs and City Journal. He has reported widely from the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, and the Balkans. A former resident of Beirut, he lives in Oregon with his wife and two cats.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NSW TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 10, 2012
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This short description of a nighttime raid does stand-alone as a small, up-close look at a slice of Army life. But, it's more useful as an introduction to Michael Totten's embedded accounts, which are described in much more detail in his full-length "In the Wake of the Surge."

There are no gun battles or much violence in this account, but this is a good representation of what life was like in Baghdad in the 2007-08 timeframe - a lot of stress punctuated by brief moments of fear.

I was also embedded as a journalist in Iraq at some of the same times as Totten. My accounts are a lot like his, so I can speak to his credibility. This in-the-moment story brings readers right into the frustration US soldiers encountered. And - a good look at what the Iraqis had to deal with as well.

If you like this, you will certainly like "Wake of the Surge," or also Totten's excellent "Road to Fatima Gate," about Lebanon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leonard Cecil on March 20, 2014
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Writing was good, but let's face it: trying to give away chapter one isn't going to make anyone want to buy the rest of the book. There's no hint that the rest is not just "and then this happened..and then this....and this..." Not enough here to build any reader-loyalty.
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That author Michael J. Totten draws on his experience as a journalist and war correspondent to give On the Hunt in Baghdad the look and feel of gritty realism is obvious, and was something I would have expected by such an an author. However, Totten has also proven himself an able storyteller who brings depth and human interest to an exciting plot. This shows gifts that go beyond any experience gained covering wars in foreign countries. The story was informative and entertaining, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By aqua123 on March 10, 2012
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I was looking for a little more action, but for what it is, its a good quick insight to life in Baghdad. By no means is it a nail biter full of crazy action. I'm sure if you were in the authors shoes, it might seem pretty intense situations.
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By Gary Vest on April 12, 2014
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Good military read but average for an Iraq based novel. Enjoyed it but not a book that would keep you up all night to finish.
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By Fatima on April 4, 2014
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Good story! I really enjoyed reading this short book! I look forward to reading In The Wake of The Surge!
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By Amazon Customer on March 14, 2014
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It's was alright.........it had its moments that we're exciting and cool, but over all a good book. I recommend it
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By rmccall on February 12, 2014
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Maybe I didn't read the book description well. I thought it would be more to it. It was a good story nonetheless
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