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House To House

Author : David Bellavia
ISBN : 9781471105876
Genre : History
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On 8 November 2004, the largest battle of the War on Terror began, with the US Army's assault on Fallujah and its network of tens of thousands of insurgents hiding in fortified bunkers, on rooftops, and inside booby-trapped houses. For Sgt. David Bellavia of 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, it quickly turned into a battle on foot, from street to street and house to house. On the second day, he and his men laid siege to a mosque, only to be driven to a rooftop and surrounded, before heavy artillery could smash through to rescue them. By the third day, Bellavia charges an insurgent-filled house and finds himself trapped with six enemy fighters. One by one, he shoots, wrestles, stabs, and kills five of them, until his men arrive to take care of the final target. It is one of the most hair-raising battle stories of any age -- yet it does not spell the end of Bellavia's service. It would take serveral more weeks before the Battle of Fallujah finally came to a close, with Bellavia, miraculously, alive. In the words of the author: "HOUSE TO HOUSE holds nothing back. It is a raw, gritty look at killing and combat and how men react to it. It is gut-wrenching, shocking and brutal. It is honest. It is not a glorification of war. Yet it will not shy from acknowledging this: sometimes it takes something as terrible as war for the full beauty of the human spirit to emerge."
Category: History

Military Review

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ISBN : UCSB:31205034667897
Genre : Military art and science
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Category: Military art and science

Faith Based War

Author : T. Walter Herbert
ISBN : 9781317491217
Genre : Religion
File Size : 23.54 MB
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The American invasion of Iraq was largely governed by faith-based policy. The "shock and Awe" strategy, alongside a grossly mismanaged occupation, led to the loss of American lives. Faith-Based War presents an analysis of the imperialist Christian militarism behind the Bush Administration. America’s self-perception as God’s Chosen is examined and its catastrophic results detailed. The book offers an ethical, political and theological perspective on the perversion of Christian teaching behind the war in Iraq and the moral culpability of the American empire.
Category: Religion


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ISBN : UIUC:30112099228543
Genre : Military art and science
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Military History

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ISBN : UVA:X030293956
Genre : Military history
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Soldier Of Fortune

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132702320
Genre : Mercenary troops
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Category: Mercenary troops

War And Politics By Other Means

Author : Shelby Scates
ISBN : 0295980095
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 21.42 MB
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Shelby Scates’s 35-year career as a prize-winning journalist and columnist has taken him to centers of actions across this country and to wars and conflicts in many of the world’s danger zones. In a straightforward portrayal of a remarkable professional life, this memoir is about the particular combination of idealism, persistence, skepticism, and dedication to truthful reporting that marks the best of American journalism.
Category: Biography & Autobiography