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READ the BEST Iraq WAR memoirs

A guide by James Pratt "The Fighting One"

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I think it's respectful, to those that served, and fallen, for us to learn everything we can about their service, and struggles. They served, the least we can do is give up a few hours and learn about their struggles so we can understand ourselves.

There are a lot of books out-there about the Iraq conflict and war in general, a lot of those books are CRAP. I wanted to create this list to give an idea on some of the books out there, concerning the conflict in Iraq. I didn't want it to include any political books, I didn't want this list to be political, simply about knowledge of the truth. I hope it helps. Whether it be for fellow vets, for most likely the most touched, the families.


I read as many war books as I can, I even go to book expos so I can get the advanced copies. These ones are good.

P.S. The books aren't in any order, but, the top two are MUST reads.

No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for FallujahMass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in IraqChasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier's PerspectiveAmbush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq WarLone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10Shadow of the Sword: A Marine's Journey of War, Heroism, and RedemptionThe War I Always Wanted: The Illusion of Glory and the Reality of WarFiasco: The American Military Adventure in IraqHorse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in AfghanistanThe Blog of War: Front-Line Dispatches from Soldiers in Iraq and AfghanistanGhosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GIBaghdad Burning: Girl Blog from IraqHouse to House: An Epic Memoir of WarBaghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog from Iraq (Women Writing the Middle East)The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in IraqThe March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States MarinesMoment of Truth in Iraq: How a New 'Greatest Generation' of American Soldiers is Turning Defeat and Disaster into Victory and HopeKaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little WarAN Angel From Hell

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2.  Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq  by Michael Anthony
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4.  Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War  by journalist. Tim Pritchard
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5.  Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10  by Marcus Luttrell
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7.  The War I Always Wanted: The Illusion of Glory and the Reality of War  by Brandon Friedman
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8.  Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq [Bargain Price]  by Thomas E. Ricks
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9.  Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan  by Doug Stanton
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10.  The Blog of War: Front-Line Dispatches from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan  by Matthew Currier Burden
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11.  Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI  by Ryan Smithson
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12.  Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq  by Riverbend
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13.  House to House: An Epic Memoir of War  by David Bellavia
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16.  The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines  by Francis J. West
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17.  Moment of Truth in Iraq: How a New 'Greatest Generation' of American Soldiers is Turning Defeat and Disaster into Victory and Hope  by Mike Yon
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18.  Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War  by Matt Gallagher
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19.  AN Angel From Hell  by Ryan A. Conklin
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