The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2007 - History - 352 pages
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SOON TO BE A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MINISERIES EVENT

ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz shares remarkable tales of heroism, hope, and heartbreak in her account of “Black Sunday”—a battle during one of the deadliest periods of the Iraq War.


The First Cavalry Division came under surprise attack in Sadr City on Sunday April 4, 2004. Over 7,000 miles away, their families awaited the news for forty-eight hellish hours—expecting the worst. In this powerful, unflinching account, Martha Raddatz takes readers from the streets of Baghdad to the home front and tells the story of that horrific day through the eyes of the courageous American men and women who lived it.

“A masterpiece of literary nonfiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it.”—The Washington Post
 

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User Review  - AuntieClio - LibraryThing

On April 4, 2004 just as one command was to hand off to another at Camp War Eagle in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq what was supposed to be a peaceful reconstruction mission by the US Army turned into war ... Read full review

THE LONG ROAD HOME: A Story of War and Family

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The personal stories of U.S. soldiers caught in a deadly 2004 ambush in Sadr City that the author believes marked a turning point, when the war's mission shifted from peacekeeping and nation-building ... Read full review

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Contents

Praise for The Long Road Home Prologue BLACK SUNDAY
ELEVEN HOURS EARLIER
PALM SUNDAY
SUNDAY AT SUNRISE
CONTACT
THE RESPONSE
THE AID STATION
THE ALLEYWAY
BEDLAM
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
THE ALLEYWAY
DARKNESS FALLS
THE CRUSADERS
THE CALL
BACK TO BASE
WORLDS APART

CHARLIE COMPANY
ALPHA COMPANY
JUST ANOTHER SUNDAY
THE PINNEDDOWN PLATOON
ALPHA COMPANY UNDER FIRE
CASUALTY COLLECTION
A KNOCK ON THE DOOR
THE WAR AT HOME
Epilogue THE ROAD HOME
Acknowledgments
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About the author (2007)

Martha Raddatz is the Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC News and the co-anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She has covered national security, foreign policy and politics for decades—reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and conflict zones around the world.

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