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Desert Dogs - The Marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Desert Dogs - The Marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2004 Title Desert Dogs - The Marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Author Amy Goodpaster Strebe Publisher MBI Publishing Company
Published 2004 ISBN 978-0760320129
Format 144 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $19.95


Author Amy Goodpaster Strebe and photographer Russ Bryant take us behind the scenes with the US Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

While the embedded reporters did a fantastic job of bringing viewers glimpses of the action and activity during combat operations, the author takes you between those video takes to show what day-to-day life and the conditions that these heroes endured. The table of contents frames the views that this color-packed photo chronicle covers:

  • Desert Landing
  • Early Warning
  • Into the Frey, Part 1
  • The Receiving Ward
  • Dog Days
  • Into the Frey, Part 2
  • A Time For Prayer
  • Wall Art
  • Spare Time
  • Stars & Stripes
  • The PX
  • Night Falls

This is a great title for families of those who were there, historians wanting to get this information while it is still fresh (and not re-interpreted) and for the modeler who would like to get the look and feel of the surroundings. Recommended!

My sincere thanks to Motorbooks International for this review sample!