The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
In the tradition of Michael Herr's Dispatches, a National Guardsman's account of the war in Iraq.
John Crawford joined the Florida National Guard to pay for his college tuition, willingly exchanging one weekend a month and two weeks a year for a free education. But in Autumn 2002, one semester short of graduating and newly married—in fact, on his honeymoon—he was called to active duty and sent to the front lines in Iraq.
Crawford and his unit spent months upon months patrolling the streets of Baghdad, occupying a hostile city. During the breaks between patrols, Crawford began recording what he and his fellow soldiers witnessed and experienced. Those stories became The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell—a haunting and powerful, compellingly honest book that imparts the on-the-ground reality of waging the war in Iraq, and marks as the introduction of a mighty literary voice forged in the most intense of circumstances.
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NOT ALL IS LOSTUser Review - Jacquie - Borders
John Crawford wrote an amazing story. One that made me laugh and cry all at the same time. Reading this book felt as though my other half was the one speaking. For those of you with loves in the ... Read full review
The last true story I'll ever tell: an accidental soldier's account of the War in IraqUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Having joined the National Guard for the tuition benefits, Crawford, like many of his contemporaries, never expected to do any heavy lifting. Early on, he admits his is "the story of a group of ... Read full review
TWO INTO BAGHDAD
FOUR SOUTHERN BOYS
SEVEN SHARKS IN THE TIGRIS
NINE NO CRYING IN BASEBALL
ELEVEN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WAR HAPPENS