Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground

A Month With the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq

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Publisher: 2004
ISBN: 9780312996086
031299608X
Branch Call Number: APB NF ZIN

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eighthafpierce
Dec 17, 2017

A good read and view of the 82nd Airborne in 2003 from a reporters point of view.

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jeffstilwell
May 16, 2011

This was quite an interesting read, if only because there are so few modern military histories. Yet, the all too modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan go on.
The best parts of the book, I thought, are the author's all too human reactions of the genteel 21st century American suddenly thrown into the violent feudal age of an unfolding battleground.
I found Zinmeister's protesting the lack of respect for America's soldiers a bit over the top.
Yet, I found myself whole-heartedly agreeing with so many of his basic premises.
(Besides, who knew that the so-called looting of the Baghad Museum is a myth?)
I enjoyed this book.

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