Among Warriors in Iraq

Among Warriors in Iraq

True Grit, Special Ops, and Raiding in Mosul and Fallujah

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A street-level view of the hell of combat in Mosul and Fallujah.

Eight months after George W. Bush proclaimed major combat in Iraq over in 2003, author Mike Tucker found himself right in the thick of it--dirty, profane, violent, lethal, and daily major combat--with some of America’s most highly trained and accomplished soldiers.

Among Warriors in Iraq is a street-level view of the struggles of maintaining control in the anarchy that pervaded Iraq after Coalition forces declared victory. Tucker journeyed--and fought--with Special Forces groups in both Mosul and Fallujah, cities unconvinced the war was over, and willing to do anything to ensure that the struggle would continue.

Here is his frank and adrenaline-soaked account, seen through the resilient eyes of the soldiers willing to pay the ultimate price for victory.

A street-level view of the hell of combat in Mosul and Fallujah
Eight months after George W. Bush proclaimed major combat in Iraq over in 2003, author Mike Tucker found himself right in the thick of it - dirty, profane, violent, lethal, and daily major combat - with some of America's most highly trained and accomplished soldiers.
Among Warriors in Iraq is a street-level view of the struggles of maintaining control in the anarchy that pervaded Iraq after Coalition forces declared victory. Tucker journeyed with Special Forces groups in both Mosul and Fallujah, cities un-convinced the war was over and willing to do anything to ensure that the struggle would continue.
Here is his frank and uncensored account, seen through the resilient eyes of the soldiers willing to pay the ultimate price for victory.

Mike Tucker is a Marine infantry veteran with a Special Operations background, and an author. He broke Burmese Army lines in 2002 with Karen guerrillas, and has investigated war crimes in Burma and northern Iraq. In 2003, he journeyed throughout Iraqi Kurdistan, interviewing Kurds from all walks of life. Later, he joined U.S. Army snipers, scouts, light infantry, paratroopers, and Special Forces commandos for nineteen weeks on raids and patrols in northern and western Iraq. He remained in Iraq for fourteen months.


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Tucker, a Marine infantry veteran with a Special Operations background, gives a street-level view of the struggle to maintain control in the anarchy that pervaded Iraq after Coalition forces declared victory. He journeyed with Special Forces on the ground in both Mosul and Fallujah, cities unconvinced that the war was over and willing to do anything to ensure that the struggle would continue. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781592287321
1592287328
Characteristics: xxi, 234 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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Dec 01, 2013

This book is absolutely appalling. It reads like a recruiting pitch for American Teenagers. The noble American Warrior doing battle with the forces of evil. I bet they hand out copies at recruiting drives. Publishers weekly describes it as "gritty" and " edgy". I found myself scanning after the first dozen pages and then just gave up reading it as it's written as if by an American teenager overloading on testosterone. Give it a pass.

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