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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Excelente recreación del ataque de una brigada acorazada al corazón de la capital de Iraq. Escrito por un periodista incrustado en la unidad, se lee facilmente, ya que su estilo es agil y rápido, imbuyendo al lector en el fragor del combate. Es muy interesante la narración que realiza de la muerte de los periodistas españoles José Couso y Anguita, fuera de los tópicos sensibleros y partidistas que últimamente se han hecho sobre el tema, aporta una visión precisa de los hechos ocurridos. Para los amantes de los carros de combate este es su libro, en el que se hace una defensa del empleo del arma acorazada en el combate urbano como factor decisivo para la victoria.  

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If you like this kind of book, this is a good one. It's written by a reporter embedded with an army tank unit. The title pretty much gives the rest away. Like most of these books that I've read, there ... Read full review

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 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", "Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw." and, most recently, The Finish: "The Killing of Osama bin Laden". 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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