Dawn over Baghdad: How the U.S. Military Is Using Bullets and Ballots to Remake Iraq

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This is a completely fresh, close-up look at the guerilla struggle in Iraq. It is built on weeks spent re-embedded with U.S. soldiers in the most dangerous parts of the Sunni Triangle in early 2004, direct polling of Iraqis, and unmatched reporting on combat raids, interrogations, daily diplomacy, and reconstruction heroics.
 
It follows the author's Boots on the Ground: A Month with the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq, which was the ...

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2004 Hardcover New 1594030502. 237 pages----IMPORTANT: Interior text is clean, tight, and unmarked. Pages are intact and tight to the spine. --Encounter Books: "Dawn Over ... Baghdad takes you into Iraq's urban neighborhoods, rural villages, and guerilla snake pits, and shows exactly how young American soldiers are quietly but inexorably choking off a terrorist insurrection and planting the seeds (sometimes at great personal cost) of a dramatically different Middle East. Zinsmeister brings home a fascinating, intimate, and insightful story missed by the major media: With the quiet cooperation of millions of everyday Iraqis, the U.S. is approaching something historic?success in a tough guerilla war." Read more Show Less

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Overview

This is a completely fresh, close-up look at the guerilla struggle in Iraq. It is built on weeks spent re-embedded with U.S. soldiers in the most dangerous parts of the Sunni Triangle in early 2004, direct polling of Iraqis, and unmatched reporting on combat raids, interrogations, daily diplomacy, and reconstruction heroics.
 
It follows the author's Boots on the Ground: A Month with the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq, which was the first book from an embedded reporter describing the toppling of Saddam Hussein. Gripping, perceptive, funny, and bluntly honest, Boots became the most popular chronicle of the hot war in Iraq. Now Karl Zinsmeister has again beaten the pack with this groundbreaking sequel on the counterinsurgency phase of the war. This is a powerful, cliché-smashing, up-to-the-minute report on America's most urgent national struggle, as seen through the eyes of ordinary Iraqis and the U.S. servicemen doing today's dirty work.
 
Dawn Over Baghdad
takes you into Iraq's urban neighborhoods, rural villages, and guerilla snake pits, and shows exactly how young American soldiers are quietly but inexorably choking off a terrorist insurrection and planting the seeds (sometimes at great personal cost) of a dramatically different Middle East. Zinsmeister brings home a fascinating, intimate, and insightful story missed by the major media: With the quiet cooperation of millions of everyday Iraqis, the U.S. is approaching something historic­success in a tough guerilla war.
 
Includes a 32-page section of color photos taken by the author.

About the Author:

Karl Zinsmeister spent three months embedded in combat zones with U.S. soldiers during the first year of the Iraq war. In 2003 he published Boots on the Ground: A Month with the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq. Zinsmeister is editor in chief of The American Enterprise, a national magazine of politics, business, and culture (TAEmag.com). He is also the J. B. Fuqua Fellow at Washington, D.C.'s American Enterprise Institute. His writing has appeared in publications like the Atlantic Monthly, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, and even a Marvel comic-book series of real-life soldiers' tales. A graduate of Yale University and Trinity College, Dublin, and a former assistant to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, he has testified before Congressional committees and Presidential commissions numerous times, and appears regularly on television and radio programs. Karl Zinsmeister lives with his wife and children in rural upstate New York.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594030505
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Pages: 237
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : America's warrior class 1
1 Crackdown 20
2 The reconstruction business 35
3 Democracy school 56
4 What ordinary Iraqis want 77
5 The character test 95
6 Military-industrial complex 112
7 Guerilla lessons 138
8 Here we come 161
9 What it takes to win 186
Author's note : the media war 211
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  • Anonymous

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    Prepare to have your mind opened

    Wow. You've got to read this book. If you think you're saturated on Iraq, think again. This is really different than the mainstream blah, blah, blah. Kind of like a travelogue to read, and it doesn't feel like the pre-packaged soundbite reporting we're all so sick of. There's a real human being doing the observing, and one with an interesting ability to assimilate his experiences into big points. This convinced me that Iraq is a much more important fight than I thought. And that we have a really good chance of doing something here we will be very glad about (and proud of) five years from now. Give it a shot! I'm super glad I did.

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