Called “the best account of combat since Black Hawk Down” by Men’s Journal, Thunder Run is a no-holds-barred look at the sweep of Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 by U.S. armed forces. One of the boldest gambles in modern military history, the surprise attack on Baghdad by three battalions of tanks and APCs and less than 1,000 men total was the single stroke that is credited for ending the Iraqi war.
"Good reporting, but not a great book"
Iraqi forces had taken Fallujah from the Islamic State group months before, and Sabah Rashid was more than ready to return home. But the police warned him not to go.
Tayara musaira!” someone shouted — a drone! Residents of eastern Mosul sprinted home, terrified by the latest attack by the Islamic State, and demoralized by the certainty that more would be coming.
"In Eastern Mosul, Liberated from ISIS, Battle Rages 'Day and Night'" is from the February 14, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David Zucchino and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Spaniards, Exhausted by Politics, Warm to Life without a Government" is from the October 02, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Raphael Minder and David Zucchino and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Muslim Migrants Spawn Backlash in Denmark" is from the September 5, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David Zucchino and narrated by Caroline Miller.