Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace

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Naval Institute Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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Here, Olson tells how and why. Readers are privy to the candid discussions when Washington's inside-the-beltway plans disintegrate in the devastated streets of Iraq. They sit at the table with Iraqi leaders who warn of an insurgency if the proclamations crafted by ill-informed policy makers are implemented. And they stand next to her as Saddam's death squads attempt to assassinate her in an explosion of bullets.
  

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I met the author at a leadership conference and purchased the book from her. It was great insight into the life of our military and the sacrifices they make to serve our country. My favorite pearls of ... Read full review

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I devoured this book in a couple of days after hearing Ms. Olson speak at a symposium. She is an inspiring woman with more grit in her pinky toe than a room full of people. I was fascinated by her ... Read full review

Contents

The Picnic
8
The South Africans
25
Southern Iraq
38
Cleared in Hot
57
Republican Guards
70
3 Palace Life
83
The Council of Seven
96
8 Commander Pilot Wife Mother
111
Why Iraq?
145
Safe
151
Men
157
The Bags
161
Ode to Jay
164
Just a Routine Mission
169
Time to Go Home
177
Home
182

And Still It Burns
119
Mothers Day
122
Test of Wills
128
Testimony and Last Letter Home
133
What a Gift
187
Retirement
199
Index
205
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