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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2005
August 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
909.5
KB

Customer Reviews

tolivefastanddieyoung ,

Great Book

A very honest and brutally descriptive book, one to add to your collection if you like military/ war stories. Also recommend blood makes the grass grow green!

Andrew8968 ,

Inaccuracies aside.... A decent read.

An overall decent account of our time in Iraq. I could call out inaccuracies, but at this point, what would it matter? Crawford was known to most everyone in the unit as being a liberal cynic, and this comes through in his account.

t-barbs ,

Great book

If your a military book loving person this is a must read.

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