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Paradise General by Dave Hnida
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May 22, 10

Read in May, 2010

This was an excellent, very human account of one army doctor's experiences in Iraq. What I liked most was that the reader never loses his or her sense of Dave Hnida as a doctor and a father. I wept over the death of a fifteen-year-old insurgent, an "enemy soldier." I cried harder at the deaths of Americans, because Dr. Hnida never lets us forget that someone at home will have to be told the news, grieve the loss. And yet, through it all is his kind of corny sense of humor--one my own father would have found infinitely appealing if he were still with us. This book is not about politics. It's about people. And war.
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