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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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 doubt the general meaning. He forces himself upon you, like a real infantry grunt, and reading it is like wearing virtual reality goggles–scratch that, it’s like being inside his actual head. It’s not written in the tradition of Hemingway-esque novels, and for that I don’t think it draws the attention it deserves.

Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. During the War in Iraq, one in particular occurred–the battle of Fallujah.

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People that did not enjoy the story versus real truth dilemma in that book will be glad to hear this story is one of real truth. Discover what to read next. The graphic detail was ti to read for one whose work risks, using that word advisedly, paper cuts and getting yelled at.


The two of us sound like caged dogs locked in a death match. My confusion was how to convey how much I loved it daavid what a book like this means to me. Jun 18, Mary rated it really liked it. Jun 11, Carey Brace rated it it was amazing.

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I really appreciated getting that perspective, and hosue there’s a “lesson” I’m taking away from this, it’s that no matter your politics, the current soldiers and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars deserve respect and support for doing what our country asked them to do. If you want to understand what it is like to fight the battle hardened and drugged up enemies of Al Quaeda, Isis and the lot this book is the next worst thing to actually being there!

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The book provides a reflection on the war, and gives insight into a cross section of emotion that I bet many veterans of this conflict experience: Therefore, this entire city needed to be thoroughly and completely cleaned for the citizens of Iraq, if not for the stability of the Middle East and the whole world at large.

Recommending professional reading for the US Army. And although Bellavia had some help with a veteran writer, Bruning, I can hear Bellavia in every sentence.


He lands one on dqvid injured jaw and the pain nearly blinds me.

House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

But in SSG Bell’s description of these events he is not bragging but almost criticizing himself for how he handled himself. I recommend this book highly.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. My brother experienced some of the Battle of Fallujah, and I can only testify to his story, which is similar in scope to Bellavia’s. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

Portraying himself as a hard-bitten, foul-mouthed, superbly trained warrior, deeply in love with America and the men in his unit, contemptuous of liberals and a U. The insurgents were dedicated to the death of the American soldiers, and they realized this goal too many times. Gritty, raw, sometimes savage account of what the bloody fighting in Iraq was really like.

Thank youse very much for your service. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Yet, there was nothing light-hearted at all when it came to vellavia mission they were there for