No True Glory: Fallujah and the Struggle in Iraq: A Frontline Account

Written by:
Bing West
Narrated by:
Robertson Dean

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2005
13 hours 24 minutes
“This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it.”—Senator John McCain
Fallujah: Iraq’s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead.
The epic battle for Fallujah reveals the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war.
The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah “as soft as fog.” But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city—against the advice of the Marines. The assault sparked a political firestorm, and the Marines were forced to withdraw amid controversy and confusion—only to be ordered a second time to take a city that had become an inferno of hate and the lair of the archterrorist al-Zarqawi.
Based on months spent with the battalions in Fallujah and hundreds of interviews at every level—senior policy makers, negotiators, generals, and soldiers and Marines on the front lines—No True Glory is a testament to the bravery of the American soldier and a cautionary tale about the complex—and often costly—interconnected roles of policy, politics, and battle in the twenty-first century.
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Martin T.

I’ve been looking for a great book about the Iraq war, and this is it!! What an amazing story about war and politics getting in the way of soldiers trying to do what they were trained for! I couldn’t put it down! Also another great narration by my favorite voice, Robertson Dean! If you like a good war story, then this won’t disappoint! Martin

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