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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer's Chronicle of the Iraq War

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Arriving in Iraq on the eve of the U.S. invasion, unaffiliated with any newspaper and hoping to pick up assignments along the way, Ashley Gilbertson was one of the first photojournalists to cover the disintegration of America’s military triumph as looting and score settling convulsed Iraqi cities. Just twenty-five years old at the time, Gilbertson soon landed a contract wi ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by University Of Chicago Press
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Brandon
I was fortunate enough to come across this book at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. I didn't know it at the time, but "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" stands for "What the Fuck?" These words are perfect not only to describe the contents of the book, but of course the entire U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. I don't know if "refreshing" is an appropriate word to use, but the book stands in stark contrast to images from Iraq that make it through the mainstream media filter. Gilbertson is bra ...more
Yvonne
An excellent companion to Filpin's "The Forever War" as Gilbertson and Filpin spent time together in Irag and reflect on a couple of the same incidents. Fine writing and striking photos. I think this book should be required reading for Bush, Cheney, and all those other men that created the Iraq war. Don't miss it.
Rahadyan
CAVEAT: I've met Ashley on a few occasions and know him professionally via work. That said, I envy Ashley Gilbertson's talent and opportunity and am grateful for the look into his journey. These photographs serve as an important witness and jarred me out of my comfort zone. Highly recommended.
Sally
Jan 05, 2008 Sally rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the Iraq war.
Gives you a good feel for being in Iraq from the beginning of the war. The pictures are great, but looking at them after reading the author's description of events makes them many times more moving. An important book.
Dave
Apr 20, 2008 Dave rated it 4 of 5 stars
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the pictures are awesome. Its kinda anti-war, and the author shows a lot of pic's of people who died later in the war. You can tell the guy doesn't like the US government much, but the photo's are very good.
Carol
This is a "coffee table" book of Ashley Gilbertson's photographs of the Iraq War. His photos are stunning and haunting... should be required reading for all Americans.
Justin
This is a valuable book in that it is not censored news, but a first hand account, with powerful photos.
Nicole Downs
Excellent journey through a war in a country completely unknown to most Americans.
George Girton
Get this book and read it. Photojournalism at the very source.
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Oct 19, 2007 Mike Meier marked it as to-read
i wanna read it soooooooooooo bad
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