House to House: An Epic Memoir of War
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Book ISBN: 9781416546979
Author(s): David Bellavia
Document type: Trade Paper
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Greatest War Book Of Modern Times
If you have any hesitations about buying this book, FORGET THEM IMMEDIATELY! I have read dozens of war books,but this is as good as it gets, surpassing many classics easily. This book is gritty and exciting, with non-stop action straight from the start. However, it manages to do this without seeming repetetive. It reads like a thriller novel, except better and REAL! SSG Bellavia's account is honest and poignant, and you very well see the human side of him and his soldiers, and the split-second decision making that could mean either life or death. House To House reads fast, very fast, and you will be savoring every moment of it wishing it wouldnt end(with consideration to the author and his buddies-of course you want them to come back alive and well). This book is the definitive book on modern warfare and every aspect involved and will change any perspectives you previously had on the glamour of war and war and life in general. And the greatest part is that the humble SSG Bellavia never even agknowledges that he became a true hero through the events described in this book (which he clearly does). SSG Bellavia is a true soldier who cared only for the welfare of his men he commanded and would do anything to keep them safe. Easily a five-star and trust me I don't give those out freely.
Truly an Epic Memoir of War.
This truly is an epic memoir of war as experienced by an infantry squad leader in Fallujah, Iraq. SSG Bellavia takes you inside Iraq as his squad clears houses one by one in urban Fallujah. He describes in detail the fear and fatigue they suffer in an in your face, no holds barred manner. He brilliantly describes the love he has for his soldiers, and the immense burden he carries to keep them safe while completing the mission. He has nothing but praise for his soldiers, while detailing his mistakes and the personal fear he felt during the fight. This book, in my opinion, stands on its own against ,"A Rumor of War" by Philip Caputo. It's that good.
Jeremy D. Pruski (Amazon.com)
"House to House", an epic memoir of War by SSG David Bellavia.
In November, 2004 Staff Sergeant Bellavia led Third Platoon into Fallujah with an initial goal of seizing Highway 10 and then pushing into an industrial district clearing houses and setting up defensive positions as they go with new orders to follow. "House to House" chronicles this invasion from Staff Sergeant Bellavia's point of view.
"House to House "gives the uncensored version of day to day life of the soldiers fighting in Fallujah and the intensity of the battle and living conditions dealt with. Any preconceived notions you have that our soldiers just cruised through after the Airforce cleaned out the bad guys will be shattered.
The Good: This was a great and intense read. You are often left wondering if some of the soldiers in this book are brave or just plain crazy. It is good to know that this country still has a true warrior class and you get the opportunity to look into that lifestyle and see that it isn't as glamorous as Hollywood often makes it out to be.
The Bad: The book is intense and those that are squeamish when dealing with the facts of war may be bothered by some of what you read. This wasn't a problem for me.
Overall: If you are interested in this kind of reading or just want to learn more about what day to day life was like for soldiers in modern day warfare then pick up "House to House' and give it a read. For an alternate perspective try "Generation Kill" which was written by an inbedded reporter about the initial Iraq invasion.
Patrick A. Kellner (Amazon.com)
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Was pleased with this product and it was all my son had said it would be.
William B. Keple (Amazon.com)
This is an incredibly graphic depiction of battle in Iraq. The deprivations that the soldiers endure are amazing.
Steven L. Hunter (Amazon.com)
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