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Posted: 3/13/2006 3:03:55 PM EDT
I just finished it. Wondering what others who read it thought. I found it unbiased at first, then it seemed to take a sharp turn towards spinning the whole effort as useless in the last 50 pages.

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 3:04:54 PM EDT
Liked it alot
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 3:06:51 PM EDT
It was OK. I was expecting Blackhawk Down 2.0, but the book doesn't do a very good job with the actual combat stories, IMO.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 3:11:00 PM EDT
I read it awhile back when it first came out and didn't really like it that much. Parts were ok, but not that great overall.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 3:13:07 PM EDT
Check out "Shooter" as well.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 3:14:56 PM EDT
shooter has been stamped full of shit by the marine scout snipers. besides that i thought it was a good read, guys kinda arrogant but besides that theres lots of action.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:35:42 PM EDT
great book
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:29:52 AM EDT
The best book, so far, to come out of the war and I've read everything from 'Shooter' to 'Love my rifle more than you.'
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:52:33 AM EDT
I thought it was good, but not great. Really dumped on the officers, which I feel is a result of caricature by enlisted men of their superiors, not indicative of majority opinion.

If you want to read a good OIF book, try No True Glory by Bing West. Details the battles for Fallujah in vivid detail. Very well done, gives great insight to the insurgency.

Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:38:42 AM EDT
It was OK. I did not rate it too highly. Thunder Run on the other hand.....great read.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:57:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By B-O-A-T-S:
Check out "Shooter" as well.



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