The incinerator burned amputated body parts. It sat immediately next to the barracks in Baghdad....more
Posts Tagged: Iraq
But I had deployed only once to Iraq. When so many others, including friends of mine, had suffered two, three, four, five, or more deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, why should I be the one enjoying the comfort of flying first-class?...more
It was a cool, blue morning in Baghdad. I stood in the rubble of a bombed out building, a shell of what it had once been....more
A collection of linked stories set at Fort Hood convey the loneliness and strain experienced by military families....more
In Brock Clarke’s Exley, a boy tries to reunite with his father, and to sort out the difference between fact and fiction....more
On February 20, 2007, April Somdahl’s brother Sgt. Brian Rand shot himself near Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He had just returned from Iraq and was about to become a father.
Nearly everyday while Brian was deployed, April spoke with him over Yahoo chat....more
A new graphic novel translates Benjamin Percy’s short story about children of the Iraq war into brilliant color....more
Good morning! I’m up against a pretty nasty deadline, so blogging might be a bit light today. In the meantime, here’s some links for you from the book blogs.
What is the state of reading among the armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan?...more
A new book about a soldier who murdered his girlfriend examines the similar traumas of combat veterans and Katrina survivors....more
Two authors, one dinner table. Joshua Mohr talks to Joe Meno about The Great Perhaps, fundamentalism, and why George W. Bush’s sentences are so short....more
Ana Menendez’s new novel, The Last War, deals with Iraq, infidelity, self-deception, and exile....more
From Frieze Magazine: “As reported by the BBC, the Guardian, the Associated Press, Newsweek, The Nation, Mother Jones, SPIN and others (while mocked by right-wing columnists from the Chicago Tribune and The New York Sun), Western pop music has been employed to disorient, ‘prolong capture shock’ and ‘break’ detainees into confession, often through a strategic mixture of high volume, repetition and cultural offensiveness....more