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Not full of the author continuously spouting his political opinion, like many other war books. Extremely real writing from a journalist embedded with the actual troops.
I was a little skeptical about this book as I had a feeling it was far to the left , Journalism always has me thinking in those lines. I was very much surprised considering the condition of being embedded in an front line Recon unit, I felt it was written in a neutral as could be format about the initial invasion of Iraq, A must read for all those who who live in a fantasy world and reality.The real characters were a interesting bunch as we are so lucky to have these folks to defend our pampered lives. Yes there where bad US recon people too. I felt this was not sugar coated in the least. Interesting how the politics of all our Government resources including this invasion was bureaucratic full of craziness and messed up in the field just like at home. If it wasn't for the people that make up the armed forces we might not of made it as easy to Baghdad.. Foul language is thick in this book but allot of people don't want reality to begin with, Good Luck to us all in the coming years. CC
This isn't a bad book, just not what I was expecting. I was in the military & some of the stuff w the officers really made me mad bc of their lack of respect for everyones lives. Over all, this book was interesting. I won't read it again though. Nothing against the author.
I have watched the HBO mini series based on this book.. I am currently downloading the book. Like the last comment, i was expecting a left leaning version of what happened, but was pleasantly surprised that it was fairly politically neutral. I wish i could have read the book before watching the tv show.. but either way i highly recommend watching/listening/reading anything that has to do with this book.
Military histories are a particular love of mine, but this one is a no-go. I bailed out after about an hour and a half. Yes, the "F" word is military vernacular, but too much is too much. When reading with the eyes, you can skip over offensive content. When "reading" with the ears, it's impossible. At first, I thought, "OK, I'll tune it out." But two or three usages per sentence gets to be like the infamous water torture. May be realistic, but it's a bit over the top for my ear. Too bad...it gets in the way of what may be a great story. I'll never know.