The Resource Fallujah awakens : Marines, sheikhs, and the battle against al Qaeda, Bill Ardolino

Fallujah awakens : Marines, sheikhs, and the battle against al Qaeda, Bill Ardolino

Label
Fallujah awakens : Marines, sheikhs, and the battle against al Qaeda
Title
Fallujah awakens
Title remainder
Marines, sheikhs, and the battle against al Qaeda
Statement of responsibility
Bill Ardolino
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The cradle of an insurgency that plunged Iraq into years of chaos and bloodshed, Fallujah conjures up images of the brutal house-to-house fighting that occurred during the 2004 U.S. invasion of the iconic city. But attacks in the area actually peaked two years later, when American and Iraqi government forces struggled with a reinvigorated insurgency and the prospect of premature withdrawal by U.S. forces. Fallujah Awakens tells the story of the remarkable turnaround that followed. Journalist Bill Ardolino explains how local tribal leaders and U.S. Marines forged a surprising alliance that helped secure the famous battleground. It is one of the few books to recount events from both American and Iraqi perspectives. Based on more than 120 interviews with Iraqis and U.S. Marines, Ardolino describes how a company of reservists, led by a medical equipment sales manager from Michigan, succeeded where previous efforts had stalled. Circumstance combined with smart, charismatic leadership enabled Americans to build relationships with members of a Sunni tribe--once written off as dangerous and intractable-- who pushed al Qaeda and other insurgents from their notoriously rebellious area. Accidental killings, intertribal rivalries, insurgents, and intrigue all conspired to undo the tenuous alliance forged between the Americans and tribesmen on Fallujah's Peninsula. But the partnership was cemented after a Marine commander's risky decision to welcome nearly 100 injured civilians onto a secure American facility after a ruthless chemical attack by al Qaeda. The book's gripping storyline will appeal to readers of historical nonfiction. Its exhaustive documentation will prove valuable to military students, analysts, and historians and will help policy makers better understand what is possible in counterinsurgency. Photographs and maps further enhance the reader's understanding of everything from tribal dynamics to the geography of firefights. 100% of the author's proceeds from the first edition of Fallujah Awakens will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund to benefit injured service members"--
  • "Attacks in the Fallujah peaked in 2006 when American and Iraqi government forces struggled with a reinvigorated insurgency and the prospect of premature withdrawal by U.S. forces. Fallujah Awakens tells the story of the remarkable turnaround that followed. Journalist Bill Ardolino explains how local tribal leaders and U.S. Marines forged a surprising alliance that helped secure the famous battleground. It is one of the few books to recount events from both American and Iraqi perspectives. Based on more than120 interviews with Iraqis and U.S. Marines, Ardolino describes how a company of reservists, led by a medical equipment sales manager from Michigan, succeeded where previous efforts had stalled. Circumstance combined with smart, charismatic leadership enabled Americans to build relationships with members of a Sunni tribe who pushed al Qaeda and other insurgents from their notoriously rebellious area"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.7044/345
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.764.F35
LC item number
A74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fallujah awakens : Marines, sheikhs, and the battle against al Qaeda, Bill Ardolino
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1427/2602707/image/lgcover.4114743.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • MILTON
  • STOUGHTON
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813910318
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781612511283
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012047848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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u1786555
System control number
(OCoLC)813910318

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