Iraq War

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

By Nathaniel Fick

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A former captain in the Marines' First Recon Battalion, who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, reveals how the Corps trains its elite and offers a point-blank account of twenty-first-century battle. Also available as an audiobook.

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Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles

By Anthony Swofford

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When the Marines--or "jarheads" as they call themselves--are sent to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford is there, with a 100-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands. In this powerful memoir, he weaves his war experience with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the Marines, and remembrances of battles with lovers and family.

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Remembering September 11

It's been eight years, but the loss our nation sustained on that terrible day in September is undiminished by changing times.

Sunrise Over Fallujah

By Walter Dean Myers

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It's 2003 and Robin Perry, nephew of Ritchie, the central character in Fallen Angels, wants to do something for his country. When he joins the army, he learns that Operation Iraqi Freedom is more similar to his uncle's Vietnam War than he expected. 

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The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq

By Jeanette Winter

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The true story of librarian Alia Muhammad Baker, who saved thousands of books in the Basra library when war broke out in Iraq.

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