August 31, 2005
Books on the War in Iraq(Filed under: Book Buzz)
There are tons of books out there chronicling the war in Iraq, but a few especially interesting ones include Kayla Williams' Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army and John Crawford's The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Solider's Account of the War in Iraq.
Love My Rifle More Than You gives the perspective of a female soldier who is both loyal to the military and critical of the occupation: "We're here to help you!" she writes. "Oh, and shoot you—if we feel it's necessary."
The Last True Story is the account of a Florida National Guardsman who joined up for the tuition benefits and just before graduation (and a marriage) was shipped off to Iraq.
A few other Iraq memoirs include the upcoming My War: Killing Time in Iraq, I Am My Brother's Keeper: Journal of a Gunny in Iraq and Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War, among others. You can also check out the documentary Gunner Palace (read my review).
Posted by kevin at August 31, 2005 1:45 PM
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