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I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I really liked this one.

This book is about Jessica Lynch.A soldier in the 507th Division that was ambushed in Nasiryah ,Iraq.This book is very suspenceful and it will leave you hanging on to your seat. As you get further in the book you will understand what she and her familywent through. Jess...
This book is about Jessica Lynch.A soldier in the 507th Division that was ambushed in Nasiryah ,Iraq.This book is very suspenceful and it will leave you hanging on to your seat. As you get further in the book you will understand what she and her familywent through. Jessica Lynch was a Prisoner of war(POW)during Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2001. I think this book is excellant. It is very compelling.You will understand what life in Iraq was like during the war and Saddam's reighn of terror.You will also learn about the Fedahin terrorist and what they did.This book will tell you how sick these people were.This book really touched me.This book is dramatic, a little funny, and very suspenceful. I couldn't stop reading until I was through with the book. You should definatly read this book.I promise you will enjoy it. When you finish it you will feel a little bit taller.This book makes you think.It really opens your eyes and mind to reality.What they did to woman if they captured them disgusted me and definatly opened my eyes to what life was like in Iraq during the war,It will do the same to you as well.This is a five star book.

posted by Anonymous on February 15, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I don't want Jessica Lynch in my foxhole

I like to give everyone a chance to tell their side of the story. I allowed Jessica Lynch to tell hers. But I really didn't see anything that was worth reading in this book. Of course I feel comfortable telling you this since I have honorably served 6 years in the mi...
I like to give everyone a chance to tell their side of the story. I allowed Jessica Lynch to tell hers. But I really didn't see anything that was worth reading in this book. Of course I feel comfortable telling you this since I have honorably served 6 years in the military. This book has proven to me that minorities like myself will never get the same treatment in the military or in American society for that matter. I left this book with the impression that Jessica Lynch was a substandard soldier. She was not able to fire a single round and her weapon jammed, probably because she lacked the discipline to properly maintain her rifle. But thanks to her light skin, the media was able to give her the title of a hero. Pretty much degrading the meaning of the word. According to her story, she did not perform anything worth noting as a heroic act. She didn't do anything more than her fellow soldiers, like Shoshana Johnson who was pretty much ignored due to the fact that her skin was a little too dark to be called a hero. I did learn something though. I learned that today's version of a hero has drastically changed from that version we had in World War 2, the greatest generation. They were real heroes and real soldiers.

posted by Anonymous on November 13, 2003

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    A Good Book

    I really like this book. I do wonder why when we have a true hero soemone somewhere has to bash the military. It is subbtle but it is there.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2003

    Definitely Not Your Average Biography!

    When I first picked up this book, I was a bit skeptical about it. About half of the biographies that I've read turn out to be like reading a textbook. Completely uninteresting with only a few good page-turning parts. This book fortunately is not one of those old 'textbooks'. The first page starts out in Iraq. Now, I'm not saying that Jessica's family life doesn't matter, but honestly, most people didn't purchase this book to read about her family and the history of where she grew up, they bought it to read about her experience as a POW. This book is very interesting and I learned alot about Iraq, the military of the United States and about Jessica's experiences. It was really one of those books that opened my eyes to the very different ways of the military. It's definitely worth your money!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2003

    She's My Hero

    She didn't ask for any fame, but regardless of the circumstances Jessica Lynch is a message of hope and courage. Her family and friends all represent what is right with America.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2003

    AMERICA SOLDIER/ AMERICA SWEETHEART

    AMERICA'S HERO I'M A SOLDIER TOO. WAS THE WORDS, THAT CAME OUT OF HER MOUTH, THE LITTLE GIRL, WITH EYES OF HEAVENLY BLUE JUST A KID HERSELF, DOING A JOB OF A MAN, RISE UP AMERICA, AND GIVE THIS GIRL A HAND. HER BROKEN BONES WILL HEAL, BUT HER BROKEN HEART WILL REMAIN, HER BEST FRIEND DIED BY HER SIDE, IN HER HEART SHE WILL ALWAYS HAVE PAIN, SHE DIDNT CLAIM TO BE A HERO, BUT TO ME SHE WILL ALWAYS BE , SHE WAS DOING THE JOB OF A MAN, AND THAT'S A HERO TO ME. IT'S TIME TO LET HER LIVE HER LIFE, AND ENJOY HER WEDDING DAY, BUT DON'T FORGET TO SALUTE THE FLAG, AND REMEMBER JESSICA LYNCH ON VETERANS DAY. CLEO FLENER

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2003

    A TRUE SOLDIER

    THIS IS A VERY HEART WARMING AUTOBIO OF A YOUNG SOLDIER WHO SERVED HER COUNTRY DURING IRAQI FREEDOM. 'IAM A SOLDIER TOO' IS A TRUE STORY OF INSPIRATION THAT SHOULD BE READ BY EVERYONE BECAUSE IT SHOWS HOW A YOUNG LADY OVERCAME THE WORST OF TIMES WITH THE HELP OF HER COURAGE AND FAITH.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2003

    stunning motivationer

    stunning abostultey stunning this book has furthered my dream and desire to start my future in the Military perfect for everyone just perfect

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    What a great choice Jessica made in Rick Bragg

    Although I haven't read the book I'll go ahead and give it 5 stars. If it's anything like the other books he's written it'll be a best seller. My brother, who is never emotional, borrowed my book, All Over But The Shoutin' and when he returned it he said, 'It made me cry.' I understood completely. He could have been writing about my father, an old country boy from Alabama who drank, but wouldn't tell a lie if someone threatened his life. He was a gentleman in every way. I miss him and when I read anything Rick Bragg has to say about life in the South I feel like I can see my father again in the pages of his books. Jessica and her family sure made a great choice in writers to tell her story. She won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    great story about an american hero

    this is a great story of inspiration for the united states military. it proves that there can be miricles in war. read the book and see what you think

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2010

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