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From Baghdad To America

From Baghdad to America PDF
Author: Jay Kopelman
Publisher: Skyhorse
Release: 2010-02-06
ISBN: 1626366489
Size: 46.88 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Pets
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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From Baghdad To America

by Jay Kopelman, From Baghdad To America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Baghdad To America books, Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman won the hearts of readers everywhere with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava from a hellish corner of Iraq. He opened the door for other soldiers to bring dogs home, and in From Baghdad to America, Kopelman once again leads the pack with his observations on the emotional repercussions of war. Here, for the first time, Kopelman holds nothing back as he responds to the question, “Why did you save a dog instead of a person?” The answer reveals much about his inner demons—and about the bigger picture of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He talks about what it’s like to return to the States and examines the shocking statistics to come out of Iraq: Depression, suicide, alcohol abuse, and broken relationships are at record highs for the men and women who serve there. Kopelman credits Lava with helping him to endure combat and the pain of war, as well as helping him deal with the surprising difficulties of returning to everyday life. Civilians have a hard time understanding what being a Marine means, and the adjustment to living among them is hard for these soldiers. This book attempts to shed light on that for all readers.



From Baghdad With Love

From Baghdad  With Love PDF
Author: Jay Kopelman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 1493042076
Size: 49.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Pets
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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From Baghdad With Love

by Jay Kopelman, From Baghdad With Love Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Baghdad With Love books, What happens when the indelible bond between a man and a dog formed in the harshest of conditions is put the test? Moving and ultimately uplifting, this updated edition of The New York Times best-selling From Baghdad with Love takes the battle-wary Marine and the dog he saved through the challenges of returning to life in peacetime California. This new and updated edition takes Jay Kopelman and Lava to California, new challenges for both, and an ultimately uplifting lesson on life and love that only a special bond can bring.



From Baghdad To Kokomo

From Baghdad To Kokomo PDF
Author: Albert Kudsizadeh
Publisher: FriesenPress
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 1525537385
Size: 61.20 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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From Baghdad To Kokomo

by Albert Kudsizadeh, From Baghdad To Kokomo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Baghdad To Kokomo books, A compelling account of growing up during the mid-twentieth century in the two oldest and once vibrant Jewish communities of Iraq and Iran--the first now obliterated, the second eroded. From Baghdad to Kokomo is part memoir, part history in which momentous events are interwoven with the author’s own family biography: Iraq’s transition from Ottoman and British rule to hopes for building a democratic nation-state; the emergence of extreme nationalism that ends centuries-old Arab-Jewish co-existence; the Farhoud pogrom in 1941; and the tumultuous exodus of an entire community. In Iran, too, the Shah’s modernization policies clash with nationalist and Islamist opposition forces leading to the Islamic Revolution and millions leave or flee the country to settle abroad. This book also shows the fortuitous circumstances how one pen pal correspondence brought the author from Tehran to the American midwestern city of Kokomo, Indiana, where he arrives penniless as a teenager and resumes his studies after a four year hiatus. "The Exodus from Iraq, the cradle of civilization, meant the destruction of Babylonian Jewry with its rich history of nearly 2,600 years. Lives were shattered and families scattered. Many of its time-honoured values and traditions --the glue that held it together and gave its unique identity--are now rapidly fading away under the pressure of Westernization...." Excerpt from the book.



From Baghdad With Love

From Baghdad with Love PDF
Author: Jay Kopelman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 0762796111
Size: 29.73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Pets
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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From Baghdad With Love

by Jay Kopelman, From Baghdad With Love Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Baghdad With Love books, A war memoir that will capture the hearts of its readers, just as one scruffy puppy sneaked his way into the hearts of hardened Marines just when they needed it most.



Chasing Ghosts

Chasing Ghosts PDF
Author: Paul Rieckhoff
Publisher: New Amer Library
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780451218414
Size: 19.32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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Chasing Ghosts

by Paul Rieckhoff, Chasing Ghosts Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chasing Ghosts books, A veteran of the war in Iraq offers a provocative critique of the conflict, offering an infantry soldier's view of the war and the challenges confronting the American military in the field due to poor planning, lack of accountability and preparedness, inadequate protection, and other problems. 125,000 first printing.



From Baghdad To Chicago

From Baghdad to Chicago PDF
Author: Asad A. Bakir
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Release: 2018-04-23
ISBN: 9781480857711
Size: 56.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 544
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From Baghdad To Chicago

by Asad A. Bakir, From Baghdad To Chicago Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Baghdad To Chicago books, From Baghdad to Chicago is a diligent and comprehensive memoir of an Iraqi-born physician, growing up in Iraq, and pursuing his education and professional calling in Medicine, to serve to the utmost of his ability. Asad Bakir speaks to the culture of Iraqi and Middle Eastern history, and offers timely reflections on the contemporary practice of Medicine. Having lived through four generations of Iraqis, he has experienced Iraqs dramatic upheavals over the last sixty-five years and seen the ruin left behind. This book is a memoir of Dr. Bakirs life and times in Iraq, England and the US, and a fascinating account of his 26-year work at Cook County Hospital of Chicago. He covers in depth a wide array of subjects of great interest: history, politics, literature, sociology, the arts, and the science and practice of Medicine. His account helps us understand the recent events of the much-troubled Middle East. He describes events as objectively as possible, in a scientific discipline consistent with his medical studies and career, and he speaks with a voice of solid authority. Join the author as he offers a firsthand account of the Arab Renaissance before it expired in the 1960s, the violent toppling of the Iraqi Hashemite monarchy, the dark chapters of Saddam Husseins tyranny, the wars he invited upon Iraq and the lethal 12-year sanctions. Very engaging, as well, are his reflections on the US invasion of Iraq, global terrorism and the current state of healthcare in the US.



Faith At War

Faith at War PDF
Author: Yaroslav Trofimov
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 1627796703
Size: 71.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Faith At War

by Yaroslav Trofimov, Faith At War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Faith At War books, An eye-opening political travelogue that reveals the Muslim world as never before Drawing on reporting from more than a dozen Islamic countries, Faith at War offers an unforgettable portrait of the Muslim world after September 11. Choosing to invert the question of what "they" have done to "us," Wall Street Journal reporter Yaroslav Trofimov examines the unprecedented American intrusion in the Muslim heartland and the ripples it has caused far beyond the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. What emerges is a penetrating portrait of people, faith, and countries better known in caricature than reported detail. The ordinary Muslims, influential clerics, warlords, jihadis, intellectuals and heads of state we meet are engaged in conversations that reveal the Muslim world to us from a new, unexpected perspective. In Mali, one of the most successful democracies in Africa, we encounter Ousmane Madani Haidara, an influential cleric who sees Wahhabi extremists, rather than his country's secular government, as the real enemy of the true faith. In Saudi Arabia, we explore the bizarre world of exporting dead bodies from a kingdom that bars the burial of non-Muslims. On a US Navy aircraft carrier floating just off the coast of Pakistan in October 2001, we witness the mechanics of war: the onboard assembly of bombs that, hours later, are seen on T.V. exploding in Kabul. And in Iraq, we accompany Trofimov as he negotiates his escape from an insurgent mob, rides in a Humvee with trigger-happy GIs, and gets lectured by a Shiite holy man on why America is the foe of mankind. Whether exploring the badlands of the Sahara or a snow-covered village of Bosnian mujahedeen, Faith at War helps us understand the hidden relationships and often surprising connections, so crucial to America's future, that link the Islamic world to our own.



From Baghdad To Chicago

From Baghdad to Chicago PDF
Author: Asad A. Bakir
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Release: 2018-04-23
ISBN: 1480857696
Size: 16.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 544
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From Baghdad To Chicago

by Asad A. Bakir, From Baghdad To Chicago Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Baghdad To Chicago books, From Baghdad to Chicago is a diligent and comprehensive memoir of an Iraqi-born physician, growing up in Iraq, and pursuing his education and professional calling in Medicine, to serve to the utmost of his ability. Asad Bakir speaks to the culture of Iraqi and Middle Eastern history, and offers timely reflections on the contemporary practice of Medicine. Having lived through four generations of Iraqis, he has experienced Iraqs dramatic upheavals over the last sixty-five years and seen the ruin left behind. This book is a memoir of Dr. Bakirs life and times in Iraq, England and the US, and a fascinating account of his 26-year work at Cook County Hospital of Chicago. He covers in depth a wide array of subjects of great interest: history, politics, literature, sociology, the arts, and the science and practice of Medicine. His account helps us understand the recent events of the much-troubled Middle East. He describes events as objectively as possible, in a scientific discipline consistent with his medical studies and career, and he speaks with a voice of solid authority. Join the author as he offers a firsthand account of the Arab Renaissance before it expired in the 1960s, the violent toppling of the Iraqi Hashemite monarchy, the dark chapters of Saddam Husseins tyranny, the wars he invited upon Iraq and the lethal 12-year sanctions. Very engaging, as well, are his reflections on the US invasion of Iraq, global terrorism and the current state of healthcare in the US.



From Lexington To Baghdad And Beyond

From Lexington to Baghdad and Beyond PDF
Author: Donald M Snow
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN: 1317470087
Size: 69.16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 376
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From Lexington To Baghdad And Beyond

by Donald M Snow, From Lexington To Baghdad And Beyond Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Lexington To Baghdad And Beyond books, Decisions about when, where, and why to commit the United States to the use of force, and how to conduct warfare and ultimately end it, are hotly debated not only contemporaneously but also for decades afterward. We are engaged in such a debate today, quite often without a solid grounding in the country's experience of war, both political and military. This book, by a political scientist and a career military officer and historian, is premised on the view that we cannot afford that kind of innocence. Updated and revised with new chapters on the Afghan and Iraq wars, the book systematically examines twelve U.S. wars from the revolution to the present day. For each conflict the authors review underlying issues and events; political objectives; military objectives and strategy; political considerations; military technology and technique; military conduct, and 'the better state of the peace', that is, the ultimate disposition of the original political goals.



The Fall Of Baghdad

The Fall of Baghdad PDF
Author: Jon Lee Anderson
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2004-09-23
ISBN: 1101200944
Size: 21.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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The Fall Of Baghdad

by Jon Lee Anderson, The Fall Of Baghdad Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Fall Of Baghdad books, In the months leading up to the American invasion of Iraq, this New Yorker correspondent “embedded’ himself among the people of Baghdad and, along with a small number of other Western reporters, rode out the entire invasion and much of the subsequent occupation from inside the city. Jon Lee Anderson’s dispatches from Baghdad were immediately and widely recognized as the most important writing anyone was doing on the war anywhere, for any publication. In recognition of its significance, The New Yorker routinely held the magazine open an extra day and set up a special production team to deal with the pieces; around the office, comparisons to John Hersey’s fabled article “Hiroshima” were flying. The Fall of Baghdad is not a collection of New Yorker pieces, though; it is an original and organically cohesive narrative work that tells the story of what the people of Baghdad have endured at the hands of Saddam Hussein, during the war and during its aftermath. This is not a pro- or anti-war book; the point is to bear witness to what the people in this city have endured, to put a human face on a calamity of epic dimensions. The focus alternates among a small cast of characters, a group of disparate Iraqis who allow Anderson to bring to life different facets of the story he wants to tell; and he fills in the canvas around his figures with rich background that makes their significance sing, and helps bind the book together as the definitive reckoning with one of the most fateful stories of our time.