The Good Soldiers (Paperback)

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    David Finkel is a senior writer-in-residence at the Center for a New American Security and the national enterprise editor at The Washington Post. He is the recipient of the MacArther "Genius" Fellowship. Finkel won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2006 for a series of stories about U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters. Email him at davidfinkel@thegoodsoldiers.com.

    A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR:
    THE NEW YORK TIMES
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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    (CLEVELAND)
    THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    WINNER OF THE HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

    It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. It became known as "the surge." Among those called to carry it out were the young, optimistic army infantry soldiers of the 2-16, the battalion nicknamed the Rangers. About to head to a vicious area of Baghdad, they decided the difference would be them.

    Fifteen months later, the soldiers returned home — forever changed. The chronicle of their tour is gripping, devastating, and deeply illuminating for anyone with an interest in human conflict. With The Good Soldiers, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel has produced an eternal story — not just of the Iraq War, but of all wars, for all time.

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    ISBN 9780312430023
    Genre HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 313
    Publisher Date 2010-08-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Picador USA
    Copyright Year 2010
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Finkel, David
    Country of Origin United States

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