Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad

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Grove Press, 2004 - History - 345 pages
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In one of the boldest gambles in modern military history, just three battalions and fewer than a thousand men launched a violent thrust of tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into the heart of a city of 5 million people and, in three bloddy days of combat ended the Iraqi war. Thunder Run is the story of the surprise assault on Baghdad-one of the most decisive battle in American combat history-by the Spartan Brigade, the Second Brigade of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized).
More than just a rendering of a single battle, Thunder Run is a candid account of how soldiers respond under fire and stress and how human frailties are magnified in a war zone.
 

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Great read to keep you on the edge of your seat. Another Black Hawk Down. Read full review

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A must read account of one of the greatest armoured corps attacks in history including the strategies and decision making of the key commanders on the ground. Read full review

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Contents

CHARLIE ONE TWO
1
THE RIGHT THING
18
DOUBLE TAP
31
PUPPY LOVE
46
THE PLAN
67
A COVERT BREACH
86
THE PALACE GATES
102
SUICIDE AT THE GATES OF BAGHDAD
117
BIG TIME
195
CATFISH
211
MOE LARRY
231
PLAYING THE GAME
247
COUNTERATTACK
261
THE BRIDGE
276
EPILOGUE
308
AFTERWORD
325

THE PARTY IS ABOVE ALL
133
GOD WILL BURN THEIR BODIES IN HELL
149
GOING AMBER
162
CURLY
177
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
329
APPENDIX
331
NOTES ON SOURCES
340
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About the author (2004)

Award-winning journalist David Zucchino graduated from the University of North Carolina. He works for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 and was later nominated for a second. His book, Myth of the Welfare Mother, won the Harry Chapin Media Award for Best Book in 1997.

Mark Bowden Mark Bowden has been a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-one years and has won many national awards for his writing. He is the author of "Black Hawk Down," "Bringing the Heat," "Doctor Dealer" and, most recently, "Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw." Bowden has also written for Talk, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone and Playboy, among others. The original series of articles which became "Black Hawk Down" earned him the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award, and made him a finalist for the NBA in nonfiction.

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