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    Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (Paperback) By (author) Thomas E. Ricks

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    DescriptionCutting through the headlines and spin, this is the first book to give us a true picture of the reality on the ground, through the words of the people there - from commanders to intelligence officers, army doctors to ordinary soldiers. Providing eye-witness accounts that contradict the official stories and figures, they give a chilling picture of the deceit, stupidity, wishful thinking, lack of forward planning and total intellectual failure of those behind the invasion. The result is an extraordinary new insight into the plight of ordinary soldiers doing nightmarish jobs, and the real nature of the fighting in Iraq.

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    The American Military Adventure in Iraq
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas E. Ricks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141028507
    ISBN 10: 0141028505

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JWL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBQ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1, HBW, HBLX
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000, HIS027170
    DC22: 956.70443373
    BIC subject category V2: 3JMC, 1FBQ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    Thema V1.0: NHW, JWL, NHG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MRBA, 3MR
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FBQ
    Illustrations note
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    03 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Thomas E. Ricks is the Washington Post's senior Pentagon correspondent. Until the end of 1999 he had covered the US military for The Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter for seventeen years. He has been a member of two teams that won Pulitzer Prizes for national reporting. Thomas E. Ricks has lived in Afghanistan and in Hong Kong and is the author of Making the Corps and A Soldier's Duty.
    Review quote
    Compelling and well-researched . . . "Fiasco" pulls no punches. . . . News on Iraq usually comes with blaring headlines, but Ricks' work allows us to fit seemingly disparate events into an overall pattern. ("The Washington Post")