Tag Archives: Iraq

The Wax Bullet War, Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist by Sean Davis

The Wax Bullet War, Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist by Sean Davis; 2014; $16.95; 287 pages; Ooligan Press, Portland, OR; 978-1-932010-70-1; checked out from Multnomah County Libary, Woodstock; 9/17/16-9/27/16 Why did I read this?  I saw that Marilyn Weisenburg had picked it up and that the author was in the same company as her son David […]

I never feared the day…

Damn Few, Making the Modern SEAL Warrior by Rorke Denver, Former Head of Basic and Advanced SEAL Training, Star of Act of Valor and Ellis Henican; 2013; $27.99; 290 pages; Hyperion, New York, NY; 978-1-4013-2479-7; purchased from Multnomah County Library Title Wave Used Bookstore; 2/19/15-2/21/15 Rorke Denver went from being a competitive little guy who had to win to […]

Found something that he didn’t expect.

Lost in America, A Dead End Journey by Colby Buzzell; 2011; $24.99; 291 pages; Harper, New York, NY; 978-0-06-184135-4; 956.70443 B922L; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland;4/24/14-4/26/14 Colby Buzzell, is the author of My War and in this volume he tries to recreate Kerouacs’ On The Road.  Never having read On The Road I can’t make […]

Mohammed O’ Malley

Soft Spots, A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Clint Van Winkle; 2009; $14.99;213 pages; St. Martin’s Griffin, New York, NY; 978-0-312-60296-3; 956.70443 V2853s; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 4/20/14-4/21/14 Clint Van Winkle combines his tour of duty in Iraq with his travails through the Veterans Administration and his life with […]

Bushit

The Good Soldiers by David Finkel; 2009; $26.00; 287 pages; Sarah Crichton Books, New York, NY; 978-0-374-16573-4; 956.7044342F4999; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Woodstock; 4/17/14-4/20/14 David Finkel was embedded with the 2-16 Battalion in 2007 and 2008 as they fought in their own private corner of Iraq.  Each chapter begins with a quote from the Commander […]

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