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Faces of the Surge
Beneath every policy decision made in the highest echelons of Washington about how a war should be fought are soldiers who live with those decisions every day. These are some of the faces of the U.S. strategy known as "the surge," as photographed by David Finkel, author of The Good Soldiers.
Soldiers of the 2-16 Rangers wait
for permission to enter a mosque.
Two soldiers try to collect themselves after
their Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb.
Sergeant Adam Schumann, regarded as
one of the battalion's best soldiers on the
day he was sent home with severe post
-traumatic stress disorder.
Painful, difficult somewhat boring read. I love military history but could no finish reading this book though I've tried several times.Published 4 days ago by Jeff J.
As an American civilian, I wanted to gain some knowledge of what our soldiers are sacrificing for our freedom. This book did just that. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Chris E Denue
This was one of the first books that I read on my Kindle. I was very pleasantly surprised with the content. The author lived it and I appreciate his insight and candor.Published 6 days ago by Army Bronco
Well written, but with a liberal slant to the writing. Also a book that will make you very sad to read, because it focuses so much on those who are KIA, and severely wounded. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Rough Customer
The book is very hard to read but every American needs to. It is the only way I have had to really understand the sacrifices made by soldiers--and their families. Read morePublished 7 days ago by ejack
I really liked how the author began every chapter with George W. Bush's or General Petraeus's comments about The Surge. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Barb Kreuzmann
Compelling, no BS, narrative of the absolute disaster that was the war in Iraq.
Another example of lessons not learned since the Vietnam disaster.
This book was worth the read although it is so intense. I felt I could only read one chapter before I had to put the book down and take a break.Published 14 days ago by Don
One seldom hears anyone say he does not support our troops. I suspect that is not always a true statement. Read morePublished 15 days ago by James Heath