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Author Ardolino, Bill.

Title Fallujah awakens : marines, sheikhs, and the battle against al Qaeda / Bill Ardolino.

Publication Info. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2013]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  956.7044345 ARD    AVAILABLE
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Description ix, 290 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Attacks in the Fallujah peaked in 2006 when American and Iraqi government forces struggled with a reinvigorated insurgency and the prospect of premature withdrawal by U.S. forces. Fallujah Awakens tells the story of the remarkable turnaround that followed. Journalist Bill Ardolino explains how local tribal leaders and U.S. Marines forged a surprising alliance that helped secure the famous battleground. It is one of the few books to recount events from both American and Iraqi perspectives. Based on more than120 interviews with Iraqis and U.S. Marines, Ardolino describes how a company of reservists, led by a medical equipment sales manager from Michigan, succeeded where previous efforts had stalled. Circumstance combined with smart, charismatic leadership enabled Americans to build relationships with members of a Sunni tribe who pushed al Qaeda and other insurgents from their notoriously rebellious area"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States. Marine Corps -- Civic action.
Qaida (Organization)
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Campaigns -- Iraq -- Fallūjah.
Civil-military relations -- Iraq -- Fallūjah.
Counterinsurgency -- Iraq -- Fallūjah.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Civilian relief.
Tribes -- Iraq -- Fallūjah.
ISBN 9781612511283 (hardback)
1612511287 (hardback)
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