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From Baghdad, With Love
- A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava
- By: Jay Kopelman
- Narrated by: uncredited
- Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
Love and hope often arrive in the strangest places and in the strangest ways. During his tour of duty in Iraq, Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman of the U.S. Marines endured the emotional stress common for those involved in bloody battles for freedom. Although the rules forbid pets, Kopelman and his comrades adopted an abandoned puppy left behind after the battle for Fallujah. The dog (named Lava) befriended the Marines and journalists, and was eventually smuggled out of Iraq.
- By Louise on 10-18-06
You Get It, or You Don't
This is a fantastic book. I usually by-pass the abridged versions, but this was the only choice. I'm glad I did. Unless you are a dog person, don't bother with this book, you'll likely miss the point and the emotions this book wells up inside you. If you are a dog person, get get it, sit back and enjoy the experience.
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- The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
- By: Robert Kurson
- Narrated by: Michael Prichard
- Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.
- By Douglas on 07-03-04
I'm signing up for dive lessons
If you're in your mid-thirties, trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life, then listen to this book. It's about one of the best adventure stories out there (but this one is true), and inspires you to do more with your life than just make money. I finished this book about three weeks ago and I still miss these guys.
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