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Heavy Metal A Tank Company's Battle to Baghdad

Conroy, Jason with Ron Martz *Author SIGNED/INSCRIBED!*

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ISBN 10: 1574888560 / ISBN 13: 9781574888560
Editorial: Potomac Books, Inc., Dulles, VA, 2005
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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(full book description) Potomac Books, Inc., Dulles, VA, 2005. 2nd Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 285pgs(Index). B/W Text Photos. SIGNED, INSCRIBED by Author (Conroy) on Title Page. Clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 1574888560 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY235114I

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Título: Heavy Metal A Tank Company's Battle to ...

Editorial: Potomac Books, Inc., Dulles, VA

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: B/W Text Photos

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Tipo de libro: Book

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During the Iraq War, coauthor Capt. Jason Conroy commanded Charlie Company, which was part of Task Force 1-64, 2d Brigade Combat Team, part of the U.S. Army’s 3d Infantry Division. A tank unit equipped with mammoth M1A1 Abrams tanks, Conroy’s company was literally at the tip of the U.S. Army’s spear and one of the first elements into Baghdad. Veteran journalist Ron Martz was embedded in Charlie Company. Together, from the unique perspective of an armor unit that was in nearly continuous combat for four straight weeks, Conroy and Martz tell the unvarnished story of what went right and what went deadly wrong in Iraq. Conroy and his soldiers were able to overcome supply shortages, intelligence failures, and miserable weather to battle their way into downtown Baghdad, a place where they were told they would never have to fight. Heavy Metal evaluates the Army’s performance, including its use of tactics that were developed during the war but for which the soldiers had never trained. Through the exciting personal stories of the young troopers of Charlie Company - who experienced a very different war from what was seen back home on TV - Heavy Metal tells us much about the qualities of today’s American soldier, about twenty-first-century desert and urban warfare, and about how the Army should prepare to fight future wars.

About the Author:

Ron Martz writes on defense issues for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His books include Solitary Survivor: The First American POW in Southeast Asia (with Lawrence R. Bailey, Jr.; Brassey’s, Inc., 1995) and White Tigers: My Secret War in North Korea (with Ben Malcom; Brassey’s, Inc., 1996), which Publishers Weekly praised as "exciting reading." He lives in Roswell, Georgia.

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