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The Resource Baghdad at sunrise : a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq, Peter R. Mansoor ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan

Baghdad at sunrise : a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq, Peter R. Mansoor ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan

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Baghdad at sunrise : a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq
Title
Baghdad at sunrise
Title remainder
a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Peter R. Mansoor ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
Title variation
Baghdad at sunrise
Title variation remainder
a Brigade Commanders war in Iraq
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Subject
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Language
eng
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ This is a unique contribution to the burgeoning literature on the Iraq war, analyzing the day-to-day performance of a U.S. brigade in Baghdad during 2004-2005. Mansoor uses a broad spectrum of sources to address the military, political and cultural aspects of an operation undertaken with almost no relevant preparation, which tested officers and men to their limits and generated mistakes and misjudgments on a daily basis. The critique is balanced, perceptive and merciless—and Mansoor was the brigade commander. Military history is replete with “command memoirs.” Most are more or less self-exculpatory. Even the honest ones rarely achieve this level of analysis. The effect is like watching a surgeon perform an operation on himself. Mansoor has been simultaneously a soldier and a scholar, able to synergize directly his military and academic experiences. He presents an eloquent critique of the armed forces’ post-Vietnam neglect of counterinsurgency and makes a strong case for integrating military forces with civilian experts who can aid reconstruction in counterinsurgency operations. Above all, Mansoor reasserts the enduring impact of “fog and friction” on war. There is never an easy solution, he says—or an easy exit. Maps. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 7, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 27, p49)
  • Colonel Mansoor was one of the officers who rewrote the counterinsurgency manual at Fort Leavenworth for General Petraeus, based in part on his experiences as a commander. His insights on this chapter of the war make up a crucial part of the history of the campaign. Important for any Iraq collection. [This reviewer oversees the library at Fort Leavenworth but did not undertake direct work for Mansoor and is not personally familiar with him.—Ed.] --Edwin B. Burgess (Reviewed October 15, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 17, p81)
Biography type
autobiography
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275091
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DLC
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1960-
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Mansoor, Peter R.
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/342092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.M358 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The Yale Library of military history
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Iraq War, 2003-2011
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a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq
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Baghdad at sunrise : a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq, Peter R. Mansoor ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Rusafa -- Adhamiya -- Bad karmah -- Palm groves and blast barriers -- Ramadan -- New Year's interlude -- Winter in the desert -- Uprisings -- Karbala -- Transfer of sovereignty -- Reflections
Control code
710284
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780300140699
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300140699
  • (OCoLC)193911747
Label
Baghdad at sunrise : a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq, Peter R. Mansoor ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rusafa -- Adhamiya -- Bad karmah -- Palm groves and blast barriers -- Ramadan -- New Year's interlude -- Winter in the desert -- Uprisings -- Karbala -- Transfer of sovereignty -- Reflections
Control code
710284
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780300140699
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300140699
  • (OCoLC)193911747

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