House to House: An Epic Memoir of War (Mass Market)

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THE CLASSIC SOLDIER’S MEMOIR FROM MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT STAFF SERGEANT DAVID BELLAVIA

“A rare and gripping account of frontline combat.”—LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, author of Dereliction of Duty

“They used to say that the real war will never get in the books. Here it does, stunningly.” —Thomas E. Ricks, author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq and Making the Corps

“To read this book is to know intimately the daily grind and danger of men at war.”—Anthony Swofford, New York Times bestselling author of Jarhead

One of the great heroes of the Iraq War, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia captures the brutal action and raw intensity of leading his Third Platoon, Alpha Company, into a lethally choreographed kill zone: the booby-trapped, explosive-laden houses of Fallujah's militant insurgents. Bringing to searing life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, this stunning war memoir features an indelibly drawn cast of characters, not all of whom would make it out alive, as well as the chilling account of the singular courage that earned Bellavia the Medal of Honor: Entering one house alone, he used every weapon at his disposal in the fight of his life against America's most implacable enemy. Bellavia has written an unforgettable story of triumph, tragedy, and the resilience of the human spirit.

About the Author


Staff Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the US Army, including some of the most intense fighting of the Iraq War. He has been awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his actions in Iraq, and nominated for the Distinguished Service Cross. In 2005 he received the Conspicuous Service Cross and was inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame. In 2019 he was awarded The Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. He lives in western New York.

John R. Bruning is a prolific military and aviation historian who is the author and collaborator of many bestselling books.

Praise For…


"This is life in the infantry, circa right now." -- Thomas E. Ricks, author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq and Making the Corps

"A riveting, poignant, and at times even humorous firsthand account." -- Andrew Carroll, editor of War Letters and Behind the Lines

"To read this book is to know intimately the daily grind and danger of men at war." -- Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead


Product Details
ISBN: 9781416596608
ISBN-10: 1416596607
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: December 30th, 2008
Pages: 336
Language: English

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