AMONG WARRIORS IN IRAQ: TRUE GRIT, SPECIAL OPS, & LOCK-AND-LOAD RAIDING IN MOSUL & FALLUJAH
Author: Mike Tucker
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), May 2005
Eight months after George W. Bush proclaimed major combat in Iraq over in 2003, Tucker found himself right in the thick of it with some of America's most highly trained & accomplished soldiers. A street-level view of the hell of combat in Mosul & Fallujah. B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 256 pgs.
Eight months after George W. Bush proclaimed major combat in Iraq over in 2003, author Mike Tucker found himself right in the thick of it--dirty, profane, violent, lethal, & daily major combat--with some of America's most highly trained & accomplished soldiers.
Among Warriors in Iraq is a street-level view of the struggles of maintaining control in the anarchy that pervaded Iraq after Coalition forces declared victory. Tucker journeyed--and fought--with Special Forces groups in both Mosul & Fallujah, cities unconvinced the war was over, and willing to do anything to ensure that the struggle would continue.
Here is his frank & adrenaline-soaked account, seen through the resilieint eyes of the soldiers willing to pay the ultimate price for victory.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Hemingway's dead-solid right about war...it's a street fight! War is a street fight, simply on another level. And the same rule applies. Put the other guyu down so he stays down. If we lose the street fight in Iraqu, all the glad-handing & politicking and money we've spent here won't amount to dust in the wind."
--Specialist Sylas Carter, U.S. Combat Infantryman, Mosul, Northern Iraq
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mike Tucker is a writer, poet, & photographer. In 2003, he journeyed throughout Iraqi Kurdistanh interviewing Kurds from all walks of life. Later, in 2003 and early 2004, he was on raids, desert reconnaissance, and patrols with U.S. Army snipers and scouts, light infantry, paratroopers, & special operations commandos at war in Iraq. He lives in Asia.