Here’s a deal on an Iraq book

A Different ViewReason for a rare Sunday post: book’s free today in Kindle edition ($25 in paperback).

We haven’t read it yet ourselves, but we know the author, C. Blake Powers, by reputation. His book is a series of tales of everyday life in Iraq, with his Iraq photographs from a recent embed. Not grand strategy, not pitched battles. Just what living is like downrange.

Not SF related. Some time we will comment on the differences between how SF lives downrange and how conventional units do, but they’re actually rather small. One key insight: all American soldiers and units are pretty resourceful, but not all leaders let resourcefulness run free.

We think we’ll like the book, and perhaps you will.

Hat tip: Instapundit. Hope he can bear up under the stress of that link.