Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Good Soldiers 

I read about a third of David Finkel's The Good Soldiers, a platoon-level account of fighting in Baghdad during the first year of the "surge," on my flight to Chicago this evening. It is the most evocative description of infantry combat I've read in a long time, perhaps the Dispatches of the Iraq war. Light night beer and burger finished, I'm running up to my room to keep reading.


By Anonymous acuvue oasys, at Wed Aug 25, 12:06:00 PM:

Thanks for the reference - I also read some accounts of the Second Battle of Fallujah - awe inpsiring - jaw dropping stuff.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Aug 25, 12:12:00 PM:

You might want to check out this one by a Princeton grad, if you haven't: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781400067732  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Aug 25, 04:42:00 PM:

Interesting. I just finished EB Sledge's "With the Old Breed". Is this it's modern equivalent?  

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