Best Iraq and Afghanistan War Books
Some of the best books out there about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
1 Unspoken Abandonment: Somet...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 364 ratings
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2 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitne...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 36,708 ratings
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3 Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Ren...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 2,575 ratings
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4 House to House: An Epic Mem...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 2,418 ratings
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5 No Easy Day: The Firsthand ...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 26,059 ratings
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6 American Sniper
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 19,359 ratings
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7 The Watch
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 740 ratings
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8 War
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 10,719 ratings
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9 Fobbit
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 1,115 ratings
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10 Ghost Wars: The Secret Hist...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 6,412 ratings
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11 The Yellow Birds
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 14,714 ratings
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12 My War: Killing Time in Iraq
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 834 ratings
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13 Horse Soldiers: The Extraor...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,821 ratings
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14 Service: A Navy SEAL at War
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 2,000 ratings
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15 The Forever War
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5,192 ratings
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16 Generation Kill
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 9,341 ratings
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17 The Long Walk: A Story of W...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 956 ratings
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18 Khost
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 53 ratings
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19 Fire and Forget: Short Stor...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 184 ratings
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20 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime ...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 14,491 ratings
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21 American Sniper
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 19,359 ratings
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22 Iraq War 2003: What Really ...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 15 ratings
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23 Kaboom: Embracing the Suck ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 299 ratings
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23 Sniper One: The Blistering ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,696 ratings
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25 Into the Fire: A Firsthand ...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,379 ratings
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26 Generation Kill
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 9,341 ratings
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27 Not A Good Day To Die: The ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,601 ratings
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28 Sikander
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 167 ratings
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29 One Bullet Away: The Making...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 4,672 ratings
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30 The Good Soldiers
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 4,203 ratings
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31 The Finish: The Killing of ...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,308 ratings
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32 Mass Casualties: A Young Me...
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 189 ratings
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33 We Were One: Shoulder to Sh...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 572 ratings
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34 Redeployment
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,841 ratings
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35 The Only Thing Worth Dying ...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 1,367 ratings
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36 Lions of Kandahar: How the ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 1,033 ratings
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37 The March Up: Taking Baghda...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 143 ratings
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38 Fearless: The Heroic Story ...
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4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 5,375 ratings
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39 Into the Killing Zone: Disp...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings
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40 Afghanistan: A Russian Sold...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 33 ratings
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41 Love My Rifle More Than You...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 557 ratings
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42 AN Angel From Hell
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 85 ratings
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43 500 Days: Decisions and Dec...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 634 ratings
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43 Flashes of War
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4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 54 ratings
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43 After Action: The True Stor...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 36 ratings
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43 Apache. Ed Macy
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 587 ratings
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43 Winning Paktika: Counterins...
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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43 The Burden of the Desert
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 20 ratings
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49 The Madman of Freedom Square
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 69 ratings
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49 Love Me When I'm Gone: The ...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 57 ratings
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49 Combat Ready
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 18 ratings
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49 Wynne's War
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 98 ratings
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53 Night Draws Near: Iraq's Pe...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 391 ratings
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54 My Men Are My Heroes: The B...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 126 ratings
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54 The Assassins' Gate: Americ...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,789 ratings
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56 The Gift of Valor: A War Story
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 262 ratings
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57 Where Men Win Glory: The Od...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 16,089 ratings
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57 From Baghdad, With Love: A ...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 4,326 ratings
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59 No True Glory: A Frontline ...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,024 ratings
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59 No True Glory: A Frontline ...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,024 ratings
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61 Last Round: The Red Caps, t...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings
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62 The New Iraq: Rebuilding Th...
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2.7 of 5 stars 2.70 avg rating — 10 ratings
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62 Three Cups of Tea: One Man'...
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 220,346 ratings
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64 Not in the Wind, Earthquake...
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings
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64 Highway to Hell: Dispatches...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 70 ratings
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66 Bush at War
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 2,254 ratings
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67 A Nightmare's Prayer: A Mar...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 99 ratings
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68 Task Force Helmand: A Soldi...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 49 ratings
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69 Plan of Attack
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 2,837 ratings
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70 Hubris: The Inside Story of...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 757 ratings
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70 The Girls Come Marching Hom...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 95 ratings
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72 Saber's Edge: A Combat Medi...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 16 ratings
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73 Band of Sisters: American W...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 486 ratings
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74 Guantanamo: What the World ...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 19 ratings
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75 The War I Always Wanted: Th...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 85 ratings
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76 Level Zero Heroes: The Stor...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 98 ratings
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77 A Marine at the Door
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77 The Madman of Freedom Square
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 69 ratings
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77 Making Friends Among the Ta...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 61 ratings
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77 Baghdad Fixer
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 32 ratings
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77 After the Prophet: The Epic...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,870 ratings
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77 Beowulf in Iraq - Lessons f...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
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77 The Red Circle: My Life in ...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 1,425 ratings
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77 Manhunt: The Ten-Year Searc...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,036 ratings
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77 Other Lands Have Dreams: Le...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 42 ratings
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77 The Last Day: A Novel
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 68 ratings
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77 Crossfire: (Nick Stone Book...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 739 ratings
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77 Mass Deception: Moral Panic...
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4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings
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77 The Wax Bullet War: Chronic...
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 29 ratings
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77 Jeegareh Ma
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings
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77 No Good Men Among the Livin...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 134 ratings
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77 The High Priests of War: Th...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 14 ratings
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93 Marines in the Garden of Ed...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 33 ratings
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93 Seven Troop: The incredible...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 538 ratings
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93 The Wrong Enemy: America in...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 218 ratings
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96 Warrior Police: Rolling wit...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 12 ratings
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96 Fire Strike 7/9
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 69 ratings
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96 American Gods (American God...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 306,836 ratings
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96 Along the Watchtower
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 93 ratings
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96 The Struggle Trilogy
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message 1: by Garth (new)

Garth Fobbit was great. I thought it was even funnier than Catch-22. Here's my review: http://newsworthynovels.blogspot.com/... (and yes, I know that Fobbit was based in Iraq, not Afghanistan)


message 2: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Why is The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina on this list? Or am I missing something here?


message 3: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Sullivan I agree with Patrick. "The Great Gatsby" and "Anna Karenina" are clearly miscategorized and have been removed.


message 4: by Bryn (new)

Bryn Dunham technical question: how do you remove books others voted for from the lists you make yourself. i.e. removing books that don't belong on the list ?


message 5: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Sullivan Bryn wrote: "technical question: how do you remove books others voted for from the lists you make yourself. i.e. removing books that don't belong on the list ?"

Click on EDIT at top. Then click on REMOVE PARTICULAR BOOKS.


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