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In the Company of Soldiers A Chronicle of Combat

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ISBN-10: 0805077731

ISBN-13: 9780805077735

Edition: 2005

Authors: Rick Atkinson

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"Intimate, vivid, and well-informed . . . On the field of battle where more than 770 journalists were 'embedded,' Atkinson stood apart as one of the very rare war correspondents who are also fine military historians." —The New York Times Book Review For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering the division for The Washington Post, the war in Iraq provided a unique opportunity to observe today's U.S. Army in combat. Now, in this extraordinary account of his odyssey with the 101st, Atkinson presents an intimate and revealing…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Rick Atkinson holds a master of arts degree in English literature from the University of Chicago and is a Pulitzer-Prize winning author and military historian Atkinson is the author of the highly-acclaimed Liberation Trilogy, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers and Crusade. Atkinson received the Pulitzer Prize for the first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943. The second volume, The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, drew praise as well. Atkinson also received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting; and the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service, awarded to the Washington Post for a series of…    

Prologue
Peace
Rough Men Stand Ready
Good for You and Good for Me
"This Thing Is Going to Go"
The Land of Not Quite Right
The Garden State
War
"The Bold Thing Is Usually the Right Thing"
Enemy in the Wire
The Cry of Beasts in Their Desolate Houses
"A Man Just Sort of Exists"
Alexandria to Zoe
An Army of Bones
Nebuchadnezzar Goes Down
"War Is a Bitch"
At the Gates of Babylon
"Every Thing Has Its Place"
Afterword
Author's Note
Glossary
Index