A Different View: Travels to Al Qa’im and Beyond by C. Blake Powers,MaryAnn Phillips,Michael Z. Williamson

By C. Blake Powers,MaryAnn Phillips,Michael Z. Williamson

An exploration of daily lifetime of our troops, in addition to a reminder that attractiveness are available in lots of locations even within the best of occasions.

This booklet covers my time with the first Battalion of the 4th Marines at Al Qa'im, Iraq on the Syrian border; and, a piece approximately Landstuhl clinic in Germany and anything very distinct that happens there above and past the wonderful care given.

This isn't really a e-book approximately strive against, fairly it specializes in the typical points of interest that replicate the vast majority of the time at conflict that's regimen. it truly is an try to proportion that no longer obvious at the information, and supply a glimpse right into a international few have obvious and of which even fewer comprehend.

My desire is that the reader will pause to imagine at the same time i attempt to cause them to snort and cry.

“A assorted View is a private and brilliant narrative of the author’s event in a strive against quarter, displaying now not strive against however the mundanity, humor, and tedium that make up ninety-nine percentage of lifestyles ‘inside the wire.’ The author’s images and narrative illustrate how provider contributors cope and adapt to the surreal stipulations, and the way damage and demise are nonetheless nearby. it is a precious booklet, and an individual who cares approximately America’s troops and the struggle within the heart East will locate it worthwhile.”
Larry Bond, bestselling writer of Shattered Trident

“My first proposal as I checked out the images was”I’ve been there,” “I imagine i do know that man” and the bits and bobs of a number of deployments come dashing again like they have been the day past. i will odor the photographs. Blake captures a truth via a really slim chance that many won't ever comprehend. those who were there'll examine the images, have in mind their reports, and in the event that they are viewing with one other warrior, they are going to easily look at each other as they either will keep in mind the occasions they lived via and should accomplish that with a smirk on their face. they're going to do it for those who have been there with them, that didn’t come home.”
Maj ache (USMC), http://www.OneMarinesView.com

“Lest we forget—Blake Powers is helping we all who weren't there witness the typical lives and achievements of our defense force in Iraq with lovely photographs and considerate commentary.”
Toni Weisskopf, writer of Baen Books

“None people relatively understand what it’s prefer to be ‘on front traces’ except we’ve served. this means that so much american citizens relatively have ‘no clue’. Blake exhibits those men and gals of their surroundings. definite, there are enjoyable instances, how may well there no longer, you’d move bonkers another way. however the genuine deal is simply being ‘in country’. residing it, respiring it, seeing it, being enveloped by means of it each waking second (and sound asleep too) then getting via it as most sensible you can. He has quite positioned this available in the market for we all, these fortunate people who were lavished with the main awesome nation on this planet, to consider secure, made so by way of the sacrifices of those courageous males and women.”
David Mecey, former employees Photographer, Playboy magazine

"A various View is well-titled; it supplies the reader another standpoint of the fruit yielded through the yank attempt in Iraq. so much of it really is sturdy fruit. The e-book is definitely worthy your time...and your money."
Juliette Ochieng, writer of story of the Tigers

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