Basrah, Baghdad, and Beyond
The U.S. Marine Corps In The Second Iraq War
Hardcover ISBN: 1591147174
Reynolds (history, US Naval War College) examines Operation Iraqi Freedom of 2001-2003 as a Marine and a skilled historian with extraordinary access to primary resource material and significant participants in-country as well as out. Although focused primarily on Americans' battles in the main theater in Iraq, Reynolds describes the events leading up to the opening gambit as well as the fighting northward in Kurdistan and Mosul, the role of British forces, the occupation of 2003, and the process of recording and memorizing the lessons learned. Reynolds also supplies a helpful summary of the action, a chronology of events, and a troop list for March to November of 2003. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win
Hardcover ISBN: 1250183863
An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life. Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a violent, insurgent-held city deemed “all but lost.
The Great Tank Battle of 73 Easting
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1591145058
Macgregor, who trained and led the Cougar Squadron in the US Army's largest tank battle since World War II, recounts the story of those who fought and won this battle, which occurred at 73 Easting in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He explains why the Iraqi Republican Guard escaped destruction, keeping Saddam Hussein's regime alive, and argues that a reassessment of the situation is important in the context of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as decisions made then affected this war. He focuses on the soldiers who fought in the battle, what led up to it, the battle itself, and why they did not continue the fighting, noting that decisions made by commanders caused this failure. Macgregor, a retired colonel who has a Ph.D. in international relations, is the author of four books. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The American Military Adventure in Iraq
Hardcover ISBN: 159420103x
A military chronicle of the Iraq war is a critical assessment of America's role as viewed from the firsthand perspectives of senior military officers that argues that the guerrilla insurgency that took place in the months after the fall of Saddam Hussein was avoidable and that officers who spoke against the war did so at the cost of their careers. 200,000 first printing.
Marines in the Garden of Eden
Paperback ISBN: 0425215296
Draws on eyewitness accounts by Marines, soldiers, and journalists to provide a meticulous account of the March 2003 battle for control of An Nasiriyah, Iraq, describing the ambush of the 507th Maintenance Company, the capture of Private Jessica Lynch and others, and the week-long campaign as Marines from Task Force Tarawa sought to seize the city. Reprint.
The Armored Strike To Capture Baghdad
Paperback ISBN: 080214179x
Recounts the events surrounding the assault on Baghdad by the Third Infantry Division's Spartan Brigade, describing in vivid detail the charge to Saddam Hussein's presidential palace as well as the difficult challenges faced by American troops. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Imperial Life in the Emerald City
Inside Iraq's Green Zone
Hardcover ISBN: 1400044871
A journalist and former Baghdad bureau chief for The Washington Post furnishes a revealing look at life in Baghdad's Green Zone, the headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq, criticizing the follies and foibles of L. Paul Bremer and others in the invasion and reconstruction of Iraq. 30,000 first printing.
The Marines Take Anbar
The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda
Hardcover ISBN: 1612511406
Author Shultz, Jr. (international politics, Fletcher School, Tufts U.) shares his extensive research on the U.S. Marine Corps' four-year campaign in Iraq's Anbar Province. The author, a well-known international security studies expert, makes a persuasive argument that the Marines' 2004-2008 campaign was the game changer in the Iraq war, and not the Surge which has been the most popular focus as the war's turning point. The book will attract readers with an interest in U.S. military campaigns and international affairs. Annotation