Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle For Hearts & Minds In Iraq by Lt. Col. R. Alan King

While serving as a senior civil-military advisor in Baghdad, U.S. Army Lt. Col. R. Alan King disarmed several potentially dangerous situations with a weapon few members of the Coalition Provisional Authority possessed: quotations from the Qur’ran. Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq begins as the first American forces in… Continue reading Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle For Hearts & Minds In Iraq by Lt. Col. R. Alan King

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My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir by Lucinda Franks

My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir is the best book I’ve read in a long time. This is no surprise being written by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks. It reads more like a novel, than a memoir. The book is both an intellectual search for an understanding of her father’s secret past as a spy… Continue reading My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir by Lucinda Franks

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Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams

Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams is about being a young female in the US Army and her deployment to Iraq for a year with the 101st Airborne. Kayla Williams was an Arabic linguist. Thirty years ago, I came off active duty as a US Army officer. Ms. Williams’s book made me… Continue reading Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams

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Foot Soldier by Rocky Blunt, Jr

Foot Soldier by Rocky Blunt, Jr is well written, interesting, and gives the point of view of the common infantryman or in this case anti tank platoon member of the 84th Infantry Division. “Rocky” Blunt did a nice job writing the book. You will not be disappointed. The book was read by Jimmie Kepler in… Continue reading Foot Soldier by Rocky Blunt, Jr

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