Boots on the ground: a month with the 82nd Airborne in the battle for Iraq

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"Boots on the Ground" is a riveting account of the war in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division as it convoys north from Kuwait to Iraq's Tallil Air Base en route to night-and-day battles within the major city of Samawah and its nearby bridges across the Euphrates. Karl Zinsmeister, a frontline reporter who traveled with the 82nd, brilliantly conveys the careful planning and technical wizardry that go into today's warfare, even local firefights, and he brings to life the constant air-ground interactions that are the great innovation of modern precision combat. What exactly does it feel like to travel with a spirited body of fighting men? To come under fire? To cope with the battlefield stresses of sleep-deprivation, and field rations for weeks on end? Readers of this vivid day-to-day diary are left with not only a flashing sequence of strong mental images, but also a notion of the sounds and smells and physical sensations that make modern military action unforgettable. Ultimately, "Boots on the Ground" is a human story: a moving portrayal of the powerful bonds of affection, trust, fear, and dedication that bind real soldiers involved in battle. This is a true-life tale of superbly trained men in extraordinary circumstances, packed with concrete detail, often surpassing fiction for sheer drama.
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subject_facetDiaries
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Aerial operations, American
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Press coverage
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Regimental histories -- United States
Journalists -- United States -- Diaries
United States. -- Army. -- Airborne Division, 82nd -- History -- 21st century
Zinsmeister, Karl. -- Diaries
title_displayBoots on the ground : a month with the 82nd Airborne in the battle for Iraq
title_fullBoots on the ground : a month with the 82nd Airborne in the battle for Iraq / Karl Zinsmeister
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Iraq War, 2003-2011
Journalists
Press coverage
Regimental histories
Zinsmeister, Karl