Chasing Ghosts: A Soldier?s Fight For America From Baghdad To Washington By Paul Paul Rieckhoff Here is a new book I just uploaded to the Step 1 page. I scanned the book from our local library - they ordered it at my request - now they can't hardly keep it in! Such a riveting account. Oh I wish it were fiction! Here is a bit of the text from the synopsis: As a First Lieutenant and Infantry Platoon Leader for the U.S. Army National Guard charged with leading thirty-eight men in Iraq, Paul Rieckhoff followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. After Rieckhoff volunteered to take part in the invasion of Iraq, he and his soldiers spent almost a year in one of the most dangerous and volatile areas of Baghdad, where they struggled to maintain order, protect Iraqi civilians, track down insurgents, and defend themselves against sniper and roadside bomb attacks. But it was clear to Rieckhoff almost from the get-go that America?s mission in Iraq was deeply flawed?and that his platoon was overchallenged and underequipped. If there was a plan to stabilize Baghdad after the invasion, no one had let them in on it. And with so many obstacles to overcome, they faced enemies that included thousands of armed, angry, and unemployed men who had been unleashed into the streets when the U.S. government disbanded the Iraqi army. My email is in the Volunteer comments if somone has a question. I don't have the book, but I did keep the .ARK file with the Exact View should there be a question. Thnaks. Rik To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.