The Long Road Home (TV Tie-In): A Story of War and Family

The Long Road Home (TV Tie-In): A Story of War and Family

by Martha Raddatz

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The Long Road Home (TV Tie-In): A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz

NOW A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MINISERIES EVENT

ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz shares remarkable tales of heroism, hope, and heartbreak in her account of “Black Sunday”—a battle during one of the deadliest periods of the Iraq war. 

The First Cavalry Division came under surprise attack in Sadr City on Sunday, April 4, 2004. More than seven thousand miles away, their families awaited the news for forty-eight hellish hours—expecting the worst. In this powerful, unflinching account, Martha Raddatz takes readers from the streets of Baghdad to the home front and tells the story of that horrific day through the eyes of the courageous American men and women who lived it.

“A masterpiece of literary nonfiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it.”—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451490797
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Edition description: Media Tie
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 628,283
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Martha Raddatz is the Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC News and the coanchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She has covered national security, foreign policy, and politics for decades—reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and conflict zones around the world.

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Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intense story of what these men & women went through. Action told very well & the sentimental parts really show through. Thank you to all military service personal & your families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book one of the most real war storys i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No other book besides "gandhi the man" has affected my life so profoundly. reading this book is something that i encourage everyone, especially in the u.s. to do.
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Jess2Tayl More than 1 year ago
I found out about this book from my husband who was in the fire fight during that time. It helped me realize what he was going through with the loss of a comrade and all the others that were wounded during it. I was also able to know how he helped save people and to help get everyone out of that situation. I cried during it of course because you never would think it would happen to a family member. But I thank you Martha for taking the time to write this book.
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Taylor_Froberg More than 1 year ago
This book hit me in ways that I wasnt expecting. It told a story about a group of couragous men who put their lives on the line for their country. The way they united as one group insipred me the most. The connection they had with one and other couldn't be experienced in any other way. Guys like Troy Demony and David Mathias had families and kids that they had to worry about at the same time as they were in battle. They had to deal with the fact that they were away from their family, fighting for not only their freedom, but everyone else's. The combination of loss and sacrafice made this book more touching and every bit more real. I recommend this book 1000% because it shows the hardship that really goes on in a soldiers life and it doesnt butter it up in any way. It tells detail and is a pretty in-your-face book. It is good for people to see how things like that go, because after reading this, you begin to appreciate life more and gain so much more respect for people in the military. Definately a MUST READ!
cadetTG More than 1 year ago
When i first read this book i thought it would just talk about the familys but as i got into the story i reilized how badly it was and how much of a tole it took out on the solders.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the books that I will never forget reading. I purchased it after hearing an interview with Ms. Raddatz. I began reading it and completed it just a few hours later. I was unable to take a break. Whether or not you believe we should have taken up the operation in Iraq (I do), politics are set aside as you become immersed in the special brotherhood of these soldiers. I'll never look at a soldier the same way again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am telling everyone I know to go get this book! I really do believe each and every person should read it, again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never ever read a book that made you feel, not just say what bravery and sacrifice is. Very emotional book to read. Our soldiers are heroes, let's not ever forget that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a very thorough and accurate description of the unrelenting bravery of our military, the hell our soldiers go through during combat, and the emotional strain that the families back home endure. The Long Road Home is very well written and should appeal to a variety of audiences, both male and female. It is important for the American public to fully understand what going to war means for our military and its families, and Martha Raddatz has captured this impeccably in her book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found The Long Road Home to be a very thorough and accurate description of the unrelenting bravery of our military, the hell our soldiers go through during combat, and the emotional strain that the families back home endure. The book is very well written and should appeal to a variety of audiences, both male and female. It is important for the American public to fully understand what going to war means for our military and its families, and Martha Raddatz has captured this impeccably in her book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific true bird¿s eye view of life on the ground in Iraq especially starting with April 2004 Sade City bloodbath that killed eight American troops. TV journalist Martha Raddatz interviews the soldiers caught in street fighting against the Mahdi militia in what was considered a babysitting mission until all hell broke out. The author also takes the audience back to the states to meet family members who lost loved ones. There are no political spins like recent claims the bombing of the mosque last year started the insurgency. Or even a worse lie that the American people are sacrificing to bring democracy to Iraq, Ms. Raddatz makes it clear from one small concise chapter to the next that in the United States only the soldiers and their family members are sacrificing. What have I given up ¿ nothing not even taxes to pay the war costs or the subsequent reequipping bill while the military in some cases have lost their lives or limbs.--------------- Harriet Klausner