No True Glory: Fallujah and the Struggle in Iraq - A Frontline Account-logo

No True Glory: Fallujah and the Struggle in Iraq - A Frontline Account

Bing West

"This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."-Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq's most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead. The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war. The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah "as soft as fog." But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city-against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion-only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi. Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level-senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines-No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex-and often costly-interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.

"This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."-Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq's most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead. The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war. The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah "as soft as fog." But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city-against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion-only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi. Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level-senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines-No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex-and often costly-interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.
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History

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"This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."-Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq's most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead. The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war. The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah "as soft as fog." But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city-against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion-only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi. Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level-senior policymakers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines-No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex-and often costly-interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dennis Boutsikaris

Length:

5h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:17


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:26