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 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)
Standard Operating Procedure
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1594201323
Collects the stories of the American soldiers who took and appeared in the controversial digital photographs from Abu Ghraib, in a collaborative account of Iraq's scandal-marked occupation that reveals how it is being experienced by both guards and prisoners. 100,000 first printing.
The Forever War
Paperback ISBN: 0307279448
A correspondent furnishes a best-selling account of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, from the rise of the Taliban, to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, offering a compelling study of the people involved from all sides of the conflict. Reprint. A New York Times Best Book of the Year and a Nation Book Critics Circle Award finalist.
The Secret Way to War
The Downing Street Memo And the Iraq War's Buried History
Paperback ISBN: 1590172078
At the beginning of May 2005, just before the British elections, the London Times published the so-called Downing Street memo, the leaked secret minutes of a July 2002 meeting of senior British foreign policy and security officials. The memo suggested that eight months before the invasion of Iraq, long before weapons inspections resumed, President Bush had already decided on war and to justify it by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and links to terrorists, that the “intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy,” that the US wanted to avoid consulting the UN, and that few plans were being made for the aftermath of war. Largely ignored in the US press for weeks afterward, the memo was finally published, with an extensive commentary by Mark Danner, in The New York Review. Danner wrote two follow-up pieces about the significance of the memo, showing how it proves that Bush had decided to invade Iraq much earlier than he admitted and only agreed to weapons inspections not to avoid war but in the expectation that the Iraqis would invite it by refusing to cooperate. Most important, Danner argues that in the face of such clear evidence of deception, the press, public, and Congress still have not held the administration responsible. The Secret Way to War beings together Mark Danner’s strongly argued analysis of the Downing Street Memo, along with the text of the memo itself and seven other leaked British documents that show Tony Blair’s government struggling to find legal and political rationales and strategies to support regime change in Iraq.
General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
Hardcover ISBN: 1594201978
Draws on extensive interviews with top officers in Iraq to document the war as it has unfolded in recent years, placing a focus on the unorthodox strategies of General David Petraeus, from his work with foreign advisors to the ways in which his officers disagreed with key decisions. 250,000 first printing.
Iraq and Back
Inside the War to Win the Peace
Paperback ISBN: 1591146496
A retired U.S. Air Force Colonel provides her first-hand account of the effort to rebuild Iraq and describes the political, military and economic issues that made their mission to reconstruct infrastructure, provide humanitarian assistance and foster democracy nearly impossible. Original.
The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. History
Paperback ISBN: 0062431641
A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father, husband and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reissue. A #1 New York Times best-seller. 100,000 first printing.
Sheriff of Ramadi
Navy SEALS and the Winning of Al-Anbar
Paperback ISBN: 1591141478
A former U.S. Navy SEAL reports on the actions of the SEAL Task Unit during the hard-fought Battle of Ramadi in Iraq's dangerous al-Anbar province, a battle that featured the heroics of Michael Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Reprint.
Cradle of Conflict
Iraq And the Birth of Modern U.S. Military Power
Hardcover ISBN: 1591144442
Knights (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) offers a detailed military narrative of America's struggle against Iraq's Baathists between 1990 and 2005, which sets the stage for his critique of US military power in the region and the asymmetric resistance capabilities of US adversaries. Drawing on interviews with American military and political decision makers, he provides information on political-military and military-technical aspects of the conflict that has not been released before, including the first unclassified account of operations such as Desert Storm and Southern Focus. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)