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House to house : a soldier's memoir / Staff Sergeant David Bellavia ; with John R. Bruning.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

In November, 2004, a U.S. infantry squad in Fallujah plunged into one of the most sustained and savage urban battles in the history of American men at arms. Ssg. Bellavia and his men confronted an enemy who had had weeks to prepare, booby-trapping houses, arranging ambushes, rigging entire city blocks as explosive-laden kill zones, and even stocking up on steroids. Entering one house, alone, Bellavia faced the fight of his life against six insurgents, using every weapon at his disposal, including a knife. Bringing to life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, and populated by a well-drawn cast of characters, this is more than just another war story. The book develops the intensely close relationships that form between soldiers under fire, in a harrowing story of triumph, tragedy, and the resiliency of the human spirit.--From publisher description.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 956.70443092 .B437h 2008 (Text) 37814003348399 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/21/2021 Available -
Sherman County Public/School Library 956.704 BEL (Text) 33892005487716 NON-FICTION Book None 09/15/2011 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781416546979
  • ISBN: 1416546979
  • Physical Description: xiii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Free Press trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
In November, 2004, a U.S. infantry squad in Fallujah plunged into one of the most sustained and savage urban battles in the history of American men at arms. Ssg. Bellavia and his men confronted an enemy who had had weeks to prepare, booby-trapping houses, arranging ambushes, rigging entire city blocks as explosive-laden kill zones, and even stocking up on steroids. Entering one house, alone, Bellavia faced the fight of his life against six insurgents, using every weapon at his disposal, including a knife. Bringing to life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, and populated by a well-drawn cast of characters, this is more than just another war story. The book develops the intensely close relationships that form between soldiers under fire, in a harrowing story of triumph, tragedy, and the resiliency of the human spirit.--From publisher description.
Subject: Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Personal narratives, American.
Bellavia, David, 1975-
Fallūjah (Iraq) > History > 21st century.
Genre: Personal narratives.

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