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The Good Soldiers

November 2009

“Finkel, a Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter at The Washington Post, describes the war on the ground, day by day, for members of an Army battalion sent to Baghdad during the surge in 2007. With a novelistic sense of narrative and character, Finkel shows the fallout that the decision to invade Iraq and the war's "ruinous beginnings" would have on a group of individual soldiers (average age 19), who by various twists of fate, found themselves stationed in a hot spot on the edge of Baghdad.”

National Post, Nov 28, 2009
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The Good Soldiers

November 2009

“He writes from inside the hearts and minds of these nineteen year old kids who are in an infantry division in Iraq. He writes about IEDs (improvised explosive devices) buried in heaps of trash or sewn into the corpses of dead dogs, or lying around in the running sewers and the constant stress of life there. He writes about the town so you can see and smell it as hell. I can only read a few pages at a time.”

seehowwealmostfly.blogspot.com, Nov 17, 2009
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The Good Soldiers

October 2009

“…this is a book that captures the surreal horror of war: the experience of blood and violence and occasional moments of humanity that soldiers witness first-hand, and the slide shows of terrible pictures that will continue to play through their heads long after they have left the battlefield.”

National Post, Oct 22, 2009
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The Good Soldiers

October 2009

“This is a book that captures the surreal horror of war: the experience of blood and violence and occasional moments of humanity that soldiers witness first-hand, and the slide shows of terrible pictures that will continue to play through their heads long after they have left the battlefield.”

National Post, Oct 17, 2009
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The Good Soldiers

October 2009

“He gives unforgettable voice to the men who fought and lived — and to those who did not — and whose voices we otherwise might not have heard.”

New York Times, Oct 11, 2009
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