Blood Stripes: The Grunt's View of the War in Iraq [NOOK Book]

Overview

  • The dynamic story of the life and times of five Marine corporals and sergeants, men at the front lines of the war in Iraq
  • First extended account of the Marine experience fighting the Iraq insurgency from the grunt's perspective
  • Author interviewed charismatic and controversial Marine Gen. James N. "Mad Dog" Mattis, a legendary Marine commander revered by the grunts and gives new details about the battle for ...
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Blood Stripes: The Grunt's View of the War in Iraq

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Overview

  • The dynamic story of the life and times of five Marine corporals and sergeants, men at the front lines of the war in Iraq
  • First extended account of the Marine experience fighting the Iraq insurgency from the grunt's perspective
  • Author interviewed charismatic and controversial Marine Gen. James N. "Mad Dog" Mattis, a legendary Marine commander revered by the grunts and gives new details about the battle for Fallujah

A sometimes harrowing, often humorous, and occasionally tragic look at the Marine Corps from the inside out in its struggle with the insurgency in Iraq. Drawing from personal experience in the confusing, deadly conflict currently being fought in the streets and back alleys of Iraqi towns and villages, Danelo focuses on the young Marine leaders--corporals and sergeants--whose job it is to take even younger Marines into battle, close with and destroy an elusive enemy, and bring their boys back home again. Sadly, there are losses, but true to the Marine Corps spirit, they soldier on, earning their blood stripes the only way they know how--the hard way.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Post
An intense account of war, raw as a wound, that reads as swiftly as a novel.
Proceedings
An interesting ride. Rudyard Kipling meets Rolling Stone.
Leatherneck
Blood Stripes is a superb cover-to-cover read, allowing any combat bookworm to mix and mingle with the complex problems of confronting hardened and deadly insurgency fighters.
Marine Corps Gazette
Danelo's narrative is both entertaining and a tribute to the Marines who do the heavy lifting in Iraq.
Stars and Stripes
Its honesty is refreshing
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811742054
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 4/24/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 204,899
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

David J. Danelo is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a Marine Corps veterans of the Iraq War. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, Proceedings, the Marine Corps Gazette, and Military.com. He is currently the editor of U.S. Cavalry On-Point, an online counterterrorism journal. He lives near Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Firepaw

    Know were would i find these herbs?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2007

    Brings you to the Front !

    Outstanding read! Takes you right with the Marines in battle. Reading about what our young men and women go through on a daily basis is something to behold. This is not a book that is built around higher command, but the grunts and their lives on the front lines. Semper Fi!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2006

    He smiled said hello and talked with me.

    I have not read the book but I can't get the author out of my mind. I meet Danelo on the streets of Annapolis, MD at his book signing. He was engaging, friendly and I knew nothing about his book. I asked stupid questions like were you in Iraq? Did not know he graduated from the Naval Academy nor was awarded honors for serving. He was just a nice guy who was not afraid to talk to you. He was not pushy just answered my silly questions. I welcomed him back and he said thank you. I regret that I did not buy the book due to a lack of time (I was with friends in a hurry) however, I was curious and will purchase the book without Danelo's signature. I buried my head with Viet Nam but I won't do it again with this war.

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