Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad (Paperback)

Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad By David Zucchino, Mark Bowden (Foreword by) Cover Image
By David Zucchino, Mark Bowden (Foreword by)
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Based on reporting that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Thunder Run chronicles one of the boldest gambles in modern military history. Three battalions and fewer than a thousand men launched a violent thrust of tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into the heart of a city of 5 million people and in three days of bloody combat ended the Iraqi war. Thunder Run is the story of the surprise assault on Baghdad--one of the most decisive battles in American combat history--by the Spartan Brigade, the Second Brigade of the Third Infantry Division (Mechanized). More than just a rendering of a single battle, Thunder Run candidly recounts how soldiers respond under fire and stress and how human frailties are magnified in a war zone. The product of over a hundred interviews with commanders and men from the Second Brigade, Thunder Run is a riveting firsthand account of how a single armored brigade was able to capture an Arab capital defended by one of the world's largest armies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802141798
ISBN-10: 080214179X
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: November 29th, 2004
Pages: 345
Language: English