Ayman Albarbary Albarbary itibaren Umarwada, Surat, Gujarat, Hindistan
İyi yazılmış ama sanırım bir yetişkin olarak mücadele etmek yerine savaş korkularından daha fazla deneyim bekliyordum. Bu olsa herkese tavsiye ederim.
This book was so good! It switches back and forth which held my attention.
If you get a chance to read this book, please make sure to read Chapter 17, "The Deadliest Season" (pg. 257). It's about a friend of mine, Derek Tinkham, from high school (he went to Narragansett) that died on January 15, 1994 at 20 years old of hypothermia on the summit of Mt. Jefferson (part of the Mt. Washington Presidential range). Derek was such a amazing friend and would do anything for anyone. He was a lot like my brother, Chuck, and Joe. If you could take Chucky and Joe's best qualities and mesh them together somehow...that's the best way I can describe Derek. I was also friends with his younger sister, Diane. He was a really great older brother to her: he reminds me so much of how Chucky treated me...with RESPECT, love, always looked out for her without being condesending and always included her in his life. He was an all-around great kid and has been missed.
One of the most tedious books I have ever read in my life. It was worse than some of the books I was forced to read in high school. At 230 pages, it read like an Ayn Rand 1200 pager. The author has an excellent premise, to tell how the once sedate industrial city of Fallujah became a hotbed of insurgent activity. Instead, he skips all over Iraq telling the tales of small skirmishes and the ineptitude of the U.S. military, various U.S. government agencies, and of the Iraqi armed forces. All compelling stories, but not enough focus on the decisive battle in November 2004 or the USMC pullout the previous spring. The author is a former Civil Affairs officer in the U.S. Army, where he had daily contact with the Iraqi populace. My hope is that he is hard at work on a memoir of his time with these beleaguered people.