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Ricks' Picks: Best Books About War In Iraq

Kayla Williams' memoir is one of Thomas Rick's top picks.
Kayla Williams' memoir is one of Thomas Rick's top picks.

For more than seven years, Americans learned about the war from news reports. But between headlines, many also turned to books to understand the strategy and the lessons of the conflict.

As "Operation New Dawn" begins, Thomas Ricks picks the best and the worst books about the Iraq war.

Thomas Ricks' Top 5 First-Person Accounts Of The Iraq War
One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick
House To House by David Bellavia
Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams
Night Draws Near by Anthony Shadid
Imperial Life In The Emerald City by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

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