Friday, December 15, 2006

Iraq bookshelf

Here are my current book reviews on Iraq. The links take you to my reviews. Don't worry about the posting date I'll put new reviews into the list as I write them. Last updated on January 11, 2008.

Bodansky, Yossef The Secret History of the Iraq War

Chandrasekaran, Rajiv Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

Hammes, Thomas X. The sling and the stone : on war in the 21st century

Nasr, Vali The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

Phillips, David L. Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco

Rosen, Nir In The Belly of the Green Bird : The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq

Roux, Georges Ancient Iraq

Schultheis, Rob Waging Peace: a special operations team's battle to rebuild Iraq

Stothard, Peter Thirty Days: An Inside Account of Tony Blair at War

1 comment:

Gina Rodriguez said...

Hi there! I am writing to you because I admire your blog and so wanted to share a new "reading pledge" I have started. I think it should be of interest to you.

As you may be aware, we are quickly coming upon the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. To help us remember the sacrifices our veterans and their families made, and the hardships many Iraqis have endured, I have started the Iraq War Reading Pledge ( I hope to get 50 people to sign up and pledge to read a memoir by one of our service members, by an embedded journalist, or by Iraqis who experienced the war themselves. From February 1st through March 20th, I will be promoting the pledge via my Tumblr (, in Twitter, and on GoodReads. (If you click through to the link, you'll get more details.)

The war may have officially ended, but the long-term impact on individuals and families is impossible to measure. I hope that this pledge will help many more people join the conversation as they read some great books and raise their awareness about the experiences of our nation's Iraq War veterans and Iraqi civilians. Of course, one book can't capture everything about the war - but it's a start.

Thank you very much for your time, and I hope you join!

Gina @linkedstories