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Blood Stripes
     

Blood Stripes

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by David Danelo, Steven Pressfield
 

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  • 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

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  • 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.

Editorial Reviews

New York Post
An intense account of war, raw as a wound, that reads as swiftly as a novel.
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
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.
Proceedings
An interesting ride. Rudyard Kipling meets Rolling Stone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811742054
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
07/17/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
656,091
File size:
5 MB

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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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