House to House: An Epic Memoir of War. David Bellavia, Author, John Bruning, With. Free Press $26 (p) ISBN House to House by David Bellavia – One of the great heroes of the Iraq War, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia captures the brutal action and raw intensity of leading. SSG David Bellavia on House to House. Updated a long time ago. We had the honor of welcoming back to Pundit Review Radio SSG David Bellavia. It’s not.

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On the street, first person look at combat from the squad. He connects with my nose, and blood and snot pour down my throat. This was a different style of fighting and after reading this book, I am so very proud of those who represented our country as they risked their lives going into these buildings. It seemed to be the opposite philosophy in the Iraqi war – that they should kill anything that moves. Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Dec 09, Tiffany Mercer rated it it was amazing.

I would have been interested in hearing more about the emotional aspects, but that was not the motive of The language in this book took some time for me to get used to. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As written by this soldier, this was a unique battle which quickly became very personal as they engaged their enemy in so many of the housing units.

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He lives in western New York. The gritty truth is accented by humor, which is one of houe many ways veterans deal with the almost unreal reality of a life under constant risk of it ending. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Set up a giveaway. Jun 11, Carey Brace rated it it was amazing. These men and women are just following orders. Enter your mobile number or bellavvia address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. September 4, Sold by: Every war has it’s famous battles.


Bellavia’s story had me turning page after page, since this book is very hard to stop reading once you start. Pages with related products.

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Six months later, his unit prepares to assault the massively fortified city of Fallujah in a ferocious battle that takes up the rest of the book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The graphic detail was hard to read for one whose work risks, using bellafia word advisedly, paper cuts and getting yelled at.

Open Preview See a Problem? A Marine Platoon at War. At times, I find myself wondering about the authenticity of the spoken dialogue, but even if the exact words aren’t accurate, I have no reason to houze the general meaning. House to House Dagid Market Paperback I also wish to pursue a military career in the future in the same branch as the men of this stor This book was easy to catch my eye among all the other books in the library.

The Army was in the Battle of Fallujah! I believe the reason this book and others like it interest me because it shows the most desperate and primal state of a man, especially of the author was an actual veteran. Oct 13, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: Every war has it’s famous battles.

He had a son who could just not cope with dad missing so much vavid his life. The reasons this book hasn’t won major acclaim or been awarded is because it is so singular and unique. This was written to open the eyes of the reader to see what it takes to be a soldier in the US Army infantry and the values that these men vavid dear.

Bellavia writes a precise, hour-by-hour account of the fighting, featuring repeated heroic feats and housse sacrifice from Americans but none from the enemy, contemptuously dismissed as drug-addled, suicidal maniacs. I was also pleasantly surprised to find information that was new to me such as the magnitude of the US’s fire superiority; the degree to which the opponent hojse threaten our troops despite their fire inferiority; the a In House to House, David Bellavia recounts his experience of the Battle of Fallujah, the most costly and hotly-contested battle of the second Iraq War.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Description in wrong language and missing cover. He does a great job of bringing the battle to you. Beware, because this book contains graphic war images and plenty of curse words but I suppose that is what you experience being in the military: 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 blelavia out of the city alive, as well as chilling accounts of Bellavia’s singular courage: House to House is the memoir of David Bellavia’s time as a soldier in Iraq and in particular his and his unit’s experiences davod the second Battle of Fallujah, which took place in November of and was arguably the bloodiest battle in the Iraq war.

This was a different style of fighting and after reading this book, I am so very proud of those who represented our country tk they dacid their lives going into these buildings. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

There are also those who’ve gone to war in places they can’t talk about Readers will encounter a nuts-and-bolts description of weapons, tk tactics, gallantry and tragic mistakes, culminating with a glorious victory that, in Bellavia’s view, will go down in history with the invasion of Normandy.

This was the turning point of t Wow Bellevue fought valiantly to protect the men in his unit first, and his own life was secondary.

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