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Thunder Run David Zucchino

Thunder Run By David Zucchino

Thunder Run by David Zucchino

New RRP £12.00
Condition - Very Good
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This compulsively readable book, written by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist David Zucchino, does for the battle for Baghdad what Mark Bowden's best-selling Black Hawk Down did for the firefight in Mogadishu.

Thunder Run Summary

Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad by David Zucchino

Thunder Run is the story of how, with fewer than a thousand men, and facing dug-in Iraqi forces, the Second ('Tusker') Brigade of the Third Infantry Division punched a hole through the heart of Baghdad with a high-speed charge to Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace and Republican Guard headquarters. The product of dozens of interviews with commanders and men from the Second Brigade, it is more than just a book about a single battle. It is a riveting account of how soldiers respond under fire and and how human frailties are magnified in a war zone. Many people believe that Baghdad was taken with a minimum of effort. But for the Tusker Brigade it was a cruel and terrifying three days of urban warfare. Thunder Run tells the inside story of one of the most brutal and decisive battles in combat history and the biggest armoured battle involving American troops since the Vietnam War. It is an unputdownable, unforgettable first-hand account of how a single armoured brigade of fewer than a thousand men captured an Arab capital defended by one of the world's largest armies.

Thunder Run Reviews

Zucchino paints a vivid picture of the battle by stiching together the narratives of soldiers, officers, generals and Iraqis whom he interviewed during and after the war. . . As an embedded reporter, Zucchino spent enough time with the troops he covered to understand the complex social dynamics that define warriors under fire. * Washington Post *
David Zucchino is one of the best reporters and writers in America. It doesn't surprise me that he's the one who got the best story. His ringside account of the Battle of Baghdad will amaze readers who think they know what happened in that war. * MARK BOWDEN, author of Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo *

About David Zucchino

DAVID ZUCCHINO is a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. A three-time Pulitzer finalist, he was awarded the prize for his dispatches from South Africa.

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Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad by David Zucchino
Used - Very Good
Atlantic Books
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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