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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Jun 11, Carey Brace rated it it was amazing. This book raised many questions such as, why didn’t our military powers-that-be just turn Fallujah into glass if the civilian population had fled, or place a higher value on a mosque-used-to-store-weapons than a soldier’s life? I absolutely loved it, that was never a question. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Hats off to SSG David Bellavia, for all that he had to leave behind here at home, even though being able to withstand homesickness came with a price so well lived. I totally recommend it if you can handle gruesome details. Customers who bought this item also bought. An Epic Memoir of War.

There are also those who’ve gone to war in places they can’t talk about I also felt sad that he had to address the media’s role in the treatment of our veterans who come back from war. Also quite sad to think the bravery and blood in this fight was for naught as we left Iraq before the job was 4 Stars for House to House: Hard to fathom these methodical killers though it’s interesting to watch them prepare. I spit blood between my teeth and scream with him.

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One of the great heroes of the Iraq War, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia davif the brutal action and raw intensity of leading his Third Platoon, Alpha Company, into a lethally choreographed kill zone: I loved how he took the time to focus on each man that he was working with to explain the sacrifice they were making for their country. Almost all the fighting is done by a very small minority of specific MOS. Staff Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the U. This city was a mixture of citizens and infiltrated insurgencies.

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To ask other readers questions about House to Houseplease sign up. Their friendships, tested in brutal combat, would never be quite ro same. Bellavia writes a precise, hour-by-hour account of the fighting, featuring repeated heroic feats and brave sacrifice from Americans but none from the enemy, contemptuously dismissed tl drug-addled, suicidal maniacs. 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.

Jun 18, Mary rated it really liked it.

A must read on a battle Americans know bellvaia about. Read more Read less. Feb 20, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: The majority of the book is written as a present tense narrative surrounding the Second battle of Fallujah in Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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My son is too young. His head snaps back against the floor. Bellavia writes a precise, hour-by-hour account of the fighting, featuring repeated ebllavia feats and brave sacrifice from Americans but none from the enemy, contemptuously dismissed as drug-addled, suicidal maniacs. Fighting in Fallujah is remarkably similar to accounts of fighting in Stalingrad during the Second World War.


Readers will encounter a nuts-and-bolts description of weapons, house-to-house 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This gives someone like me beplavia has never experienced anything this traumatic a view into their mind. Not bashing, I’m a veteran as well.

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The Army was in the Battle of Fallujah! 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 dsvid the opponent can 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 bellavvia Iraq War.

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. I bellaviia veterans may get something more from this than non-veterans but it’s a look inside urban combat for anyone who will read it.

This is definitely not for the faint or delicate of heart as just about every other word is referring to some kind of violent act, killer weapon or an f-bomb which dwvid part of the reason I loved it so much, it was real dialogue.

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.