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Battle Heroes: Voices from Afghanistan (Ten True Tales)

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In a remote Afghan village, Marine Lieutenant Stephen Boada picks up a chilling Taliban message on his radio scanner: "The Americans will never make it out alive." Can the outnumbered Marines fight their way out? Medic Mark DeCorte jumps from a chopper on a nighttime rescue mission. Can he save the life of a badly wounded soldier -- and escape from a deadly enemy? These an ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Scholastic
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Justin Gerade
In Battle Heroes Voices from Afghanistan, the author’s purpose for writing this book was to tell the world about the courageous members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines who risk their life every day to protect and preserve freedom for the United States of America. These brave Americans have risked their lives to carry out missions in a deadly world of roadside bombs, ambushes, and suicidal terrorists. The author, Allan Zullo, has written ten stories that reflect the herois ...more
Daniel
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the life of a truly elite soldier? Now you can experience the valor and determination of a hero in Battle Heroes Voices from Afghanistan by Allan Zullo! The book takes you inside the life of some of the greatest soldier stories that you can find. There is divine excitement on every page and it is a real “edge of your seat” book. There are ten different stories instilled in the book and they all real you in. One of them is about a squad of gree ...more
Max
Do you love action, adventure, or thrillers? Well if you answered yes this is the book for you. Battle Heroes Voices from Afghanistan/ War Heroes Voices from Iraq talks about heart pumping moments of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is written by Allan Zullo who this time out did him self. You can read about lieutenant from captains, mostly every rank. This is a not put down book, once you get started I guarantee you won’t put it down. It will tell you what it’s like in war, like when you loose a ...more
Gevork Salmastyan
This book is just pages full of action and suspense. Allan Zullo gets stories from real soldiers from the war in Afghanistan. Sometimes, they're really hard to believe. Its filled with stories about saving innocent civillians from the Taliban, fighting agaisnt Taliban troops in a village, and much more. Out of all the great stories, my favorite one has to be "Death Struggle". Its about a Staff Sergeant Jason Fetty who gets in a one on one fight against a Taliban suicide bomber. Fetty his on pos ...more
Demetrios
I picked this paperback by Allan Zullo because I've always been interested in war stories and war itself. This story consists of various battle heroes' epic tales. It vividly describes their point of view in a place of chaos, and at the same time, gives all the details to allow the reader to experience the battle themselves. The American armed forces are kicking Taliban butt in Afghanistan. My favorite quote would be, "This is Sniper Two-One. Fourteen targets have been neutralized." Basically, ...more
Gianni
Battle Heroes Voices from Afghanistan Scholastic Inc., 2010, 159p.p., $4.99
Written by Alan Zullo ISBN 972-0-545-20642-6

Battle Heroes Voices from Afghanistan is a non-fiction action packed book that takes place in Afghanistan. Each chapter is tells the story of leaders from different squads who fought in Afganastan. The first chapter tells the main conflict about how Al Qaeda is trying to take control of Tarin Kowt. The battle takes place in a village know as Tarin Kowt. The main characters in t
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Deroo Vasghanian
Battle Heroes: Voices From Afghanistan is a book that contains ten true stories from veterans that fought in Afghan. When I picked up this book, I knew it was going to be a fun read all the way through. By that I mean this book was written for the fun of reading, so its not perfect. Most of the ten stories I read in this novel were amazing and captured the action directly from the soldier's eyes. Unfortunately, not all the stories were as amazing as I thought they would be. Some stories lacked d ...more
Kyle Dierks
this book is about heros in battle that are Afghanistan and some of them died in this book and it is a true story. One of the stories is like these two guys are in a battle and one of the guys gets shot in the head and leg and he didn't die! Don't ask how cause i dont know it was like a miricle i guess but anyway he survived but they had to take him to the doctor guy and get him better so that he could go to war the next day again. Most of the stories the guys usually get hit by a bullet but a f ...more
Subhan M
This book I've just finished is about warfare going on in Afghanistan. The beginning events in this book happen shortly after 9/11, the destruction of the WTC, the attack on the Pentagon, and the plane crashing into open fields. This book in particular is about ten true stories from actuall soldiers expierience in war. It starts out with Jason Amerine, rank Captain being informed from one of his friends that the twin towers have been attacked. A while after he and his Green Beret[Elite team type ...more
Robert
This book is mostly stories about heroes from Afghanistan. One of the stories is about a medic helicopter that goes to dangerous zones and picks up wounded people. Another story is about a group of marines that are clearing a house and they come in contact with some Taliban people. Also there is a story about a group of marines are escorting some supply trucks and they hit an IED and it exploded and took out one of the supply trucks.

When the IED exploded a ton of Taliban people popped out from
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William
It was a good book. It had 10 short stories instead of 1 big one. I like that because if you don't like one story there are nine others. It told the story of people in Afghanistan and what they did to fight or help the people.
Mitch W.
This book is very inspiring and it shows ho hard It is to be an American soldier. The tales help people understand that everyone over in the Middle East is not our enemy and most want to help us get the terrorists out of that region and out of our lives. This book I think had a lot of meaning to it and I would rate it a 10 out of 10 beachside of how it was written and the realism. This book also got me thinking and I want to get a copy and annotate and read it again to get a better understanding ...more
Brian
every time Boada poked his head in, he aimed his weapon and flashlight ready to shoot anything that moved. he kept thinking. "i hope i see them before they see me." Although Boada had been in the marines for seven years,and been involved in a few skirmishes, this was his first real taste of combat in Afghanistan. Suddenly during the cave clearing, he heard a burst of AK47 fire about 25 yards away and then heard screams of "I've been hit" and "help me."
Collin Pigors
I recomend this book besause it tells true stories about soldiers who went and fought in Afghanistan. It tells about tight situations that soldiers have to go through. Not every one survives though. My faveorite part was when someone took an RPG rocket to the side survives. People who would like to read this book are people who are interested in learning about war and to get an idea of what it is like.
Cameron Gibbons
This was a interesting book and it contained lots of information. I learned alot about the war in Afghanistan and how it affects the soliders and people of Afghanistan. I liked that it was broken into small stories based upon each solider and their squad. I think anyone who is interested in the war in Afghansitan and wants to learn more about it would enjoy this book.




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Michael
this book inspired me in every chapter. all of the characters showed me to never give up and to keep on going. the same rule but in a different way.each character had a different way of their knowing and rule. the characters were all so unique in their jobs and action even though some were kia (killed in action). the book had a force to keep on reading.
Tim
This book was amazing, and it went by so quick. It was about what some of the soliders did when they were out deffending our country. One example was a man had a rocket lodged into him, but he lived. Anyone that wants to know how they are free should read this book. I hope that the soliders from this book are proud of what they did out in the battle field.
Tyresha Jones
I really loved this book because it has so much action and the stories are true! The great thing about this book is it shows how much courage a American soldier has to save his country. I read this book because I am really interested in the military. My grandpa served in the military, now my uncle and cousin are currently serving in the U.S Navy.
Thomas Swartout
This book is an all around outstanding novel. It has the true stories of some of the battles and missions of Afghanistan, and the stories of troops in Afghanistan. This book has action and adventure, plus it has what true heroism is really like. I gave this ooh 5 stars and would recommend anyone to read it.
Kelsey Nauert
The author writes true stories of soldiers serving in Afghanistan. It can be said that the soldiers represent the army as a whole. This is a good book because it discusses a current event and how it affects our society.
Bryant
I thought It was a great book it had lots of detail and I would recommend it because like I said lots of details interesting parts and each time I flipped the page I was wondering what's going to happen next
Rhyle
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Jilane
I support our troops 100%. I do not agree with the war but I support the troops. This is a collection of 10 stories from ordinary soldiers doing extraordinary things.
707Leonel
I think that the book says the true stories of U.S.A soldiers in afghanistan. It told of how the soldiers got out of situations and the awards they won in battle.
Cam
This book is all about true stories from the afganistan war. The voices are about soldiers and there amazing stories throughout the war.
Lane Stewart
I liked this book alot. I lioked it because there were tons of true stories about the war. I hope that you can read it to
Mitchell_campos
It was a good book. every time I kept hearing a good story the more I got into the Army.
Grant
It was a fairly good book with good stories about modern warfare.
Jeremiah S
this book is awesome I even put a trailer about it!!!!!!!!
Paula
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Allan Zullo is an American non-fiction writer. He is the author or co-author of more than eighty paperbacks for adults and children.

A native of Rockford, Illinois, Zullo graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1969 with a degree in journalism. His books include The Baseball Hall of Shame and Baseball Confidential (both co-written with Bruce Nash), A Boomer's Guide to Grandparenting (co-writ
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