Blood Stripes: The Grunt's View of the War in Iraq

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Told from the perspective of the grunts living and dying in the sand, Blood Stripes takes readers behind the headlines into the thick of the fight against the insurgency in the streets and back alleys of western Iraq. From February through September 2004, these Marine warriors deployed to Al Anbar province, a chaotic and confusing world of rocket-propelled grenades, roadside bombs, ambushes, and snipers. Winner of the Military Writers Society of America Silver Medal for Military...
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Overview

Told from the perspective of the grunts living and dying in the sand, Blood Stripes takes readers behind the headlines into the thick of the fight against the insurgency in the streets and back alleys of western Iraq. From February through September 2004, these Marine warriors deployed to Al Anbar province, a chaotic and confusing world of rocket-propelled grenades, roadside bombs, ambushes, and snipers. Winner of the Military Writers Society of America Silver Medal for Military History, 2006
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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: 9780811733939
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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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