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Author Frederick, Jim, 1971-2014.

Title Black hearts : one platoon's plunge into madness in the triangle of death and the American struggle in Iraq / Jim Frederick.

Imprint New York : Harmony Books, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  956.70443 F873b 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiii, 439 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-429) and index.
Contents Prelude : March 12, 2006 -- "We've got to get south Baghdad under control" -- The Kunk gun -- "This is now the most dangerous place in Iraq" -- Relief in place, transfer of authority -- 1st Platoon at the JS Bridge -- Contact -- Route Sportster and Bradley Bridge -- Communication breakdowns -- The mean squad -- "Soldiers are not stupid" -- Nelson and Casica -- "It is fucking pointless" -- Britt and Lopez -- Leadership shake-up -- Gallagher -- February 1 -- Fenlason arrives -- Back to the TCPs -- The Mayor of Mullah Fayyad -- The Janabis -- Twenty-one days -- "We had turned a corner" -- The Alamo -- Dilemma and discovery -- "Remember that murder of that Iraqi family" -- The fight goes on -- "This was life and death stuff" -- Epilogue : The Triangle of Death today and trials at home.
Summary This is an unflinching account of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment--a unit known as "the Black Heart Brigade." Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq's so-called Triangle of Death, the Black Hearts found themselves in the country's most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily attacks, suffering a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one platoon descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes of the Iraq War--the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her family. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers, this is a timeless story about the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare.--From publisher description.
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Atrocities -- Iraq -- Mamdyah.
War crimes -- Iraq -- Mamdyah.
Murder -- Iraq -- Mamdyah.
Rape -- Iraq -- Mamdyah.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Psychological aspects.
Soldiers -- Iraq -- Psychology.
United States. Army. Airborne Division, 101st.
United States. Army. Airborne Division, 101st. (OCoLC)fst00535156
Iraq War (2003-2011) (OCoLC)fst01802311
Atrocities. (OCoLC)fst00820727
Murder. (OCoLC)fst01029781
Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01354086
Rape. (OCoLC)fst01089970
Soldiers -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01125290
War crimes. (OCoLC)fst01170465
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
Iraq -- Mamdyah. (OCoLC)fst01303739
ISBN 9780307450753

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