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    The Good Soldiers (Hardback) By (author) David Finkel


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    DescriptionIt was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. He called it the surge. “Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations to secure Baghdad did not. Well, here are the differences,” he told a skeptical nation. Among those listening 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. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter David Finkel was with them in Bagdad, and almost every grueling step of the way. What was the true story of the surge? And was it really a success? Those are the questions he grapples with in his remarkable report from the front lines. Combining the action of Mark Bowden’s Black Hawk Down with the literary brio of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, The Good Soldiers is an unforgettable work of reportage. And in telling the story of these good soldiers, the heroes and the ruined, David Finkel has also produced an eternal tale—not just of the Iraq War, but of all wars, for all time.

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    The Good Soldiers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Finkel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 517 g
    ISBN 13: 9780374165734
    ISBN 10: 0374165734

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBQ
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS5
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    B&T Approval Code: A44403000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, HIS027170
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    B&T Approval Code: A44098000
    DC21: 956.70443420
    DC22: 956.7044/3420973
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
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    LC classification: DS79.764.B35 F56 2009
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Sarah Crichton Books
    Imprint name
    Sarah Crichton Books
    Publication date
    15 September 2009