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In the Wake of the Surge by Michael J. Totten
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Mar 24, 2012

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In "The Road to Fatima Gate" Michael Totten was able to bring life to all the competing factions in Lebanon and weave the story into a greater understanding of the entire Middle East conflict. His new book, "In the Wake of the Surge," accomplishes the same within a post-surge Iraq. Totten is a natural story-teller who humanizes both enemy and ally alike, helping the reader understand their motives, fears, and desired end-games. "In the Wake of the Surge" is a series of gripping articles, following Totten into a peaceful Kurdish Iraq, to the insanity of Baghdad circa 2007, into the heart of the Anbar Awakening, and back again. Highly recommended.

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