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Martha Raddatz

Teoksen The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family tekijä

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Martha Raddatz is the Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC News and the coanchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She has covered national security, foreign policy, and politics for decades--reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and conflict zones around näytä lisää the world. näytä vähemmän
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A gripping account of a brutal 48-hour firefight that took place in Sadr City, Iraq, in 2004. ABC White House correspondent Raddatz conveys in harrowing detail the effects of war not only on the soldiers but also on the families waiting back at home in Fort Hood, Texas. This intimate portrayal of the close-knit community of families showcases their horror, terror, bravery, and fortitude, distinguishing it from other war stories I've read. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the true cost of war.… (lisätietoja)
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Cam_Torrens | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2023 |
On April 4, 2004 just as one command was to hand off to another at Camp War Eagle in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq what was supposed to be a peaceful reconstruction mission by the US Army turned into war. This was the day the insurgents led by Muqtada al-Sadr attacked an escorted convoy of Iraqi sewage trucks and pinned down a platoon.

The Long Road Home is the story of that attack and the lives it affected; families, comrades, and support staff. It's a snapshot of one incident, one day when the lives of people would be changed forever. At the end of the battle on Black Sunday, 8 men would be dead and nearly 70 others would be injured.

Martha Raddatz tells the story in a way that is intense, graphic, and descriptive of the battles, the emotions and reactions. Although she did massive amounts of research and interviews, the book reads as though she had been embedded with the soldiers and witnessed the horror.

It breaks my heart to know what sacrifices US armed service people make to serve their country and try to make its citizens just a bit safer. Raddatz's descriptions will not be easily forgotten.

High recommended for anyone interested in knowing what happened in Iraq from a US perspective. Not recommended for anyone disturbed by descriptive, gory descriptions of injuries and death.
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AuntieClio | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 27, 2013 |
Aside from being very, very interesting...the enhanced content is very cool.
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ShanLizLuv | Jul 18, 2011 |
This book meant a lot to me. It chronicles my husbands time in Iraq. Raddatz does an adequate job of bringing the battlefield to life from a soldiers perspective.I am an avid non fiction reader, and at first it was hard to read material that openly discussed the events my husband experienced. He doesn't talk about his time in Iraq, so I am grateful for journalists like Raddatz who managed to tell the untold stories.

Raddatz visited Fort Hood, TX in 2007 and did a book signing.I bought 3 copies, one for each of my parents, and one for myself.I have nothing but respect for her and her work.… (lisätietoja)
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hollycurtsinger | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 29, 2009 |


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