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.

http://www.amazon.com/Different-View-Travels-Team-ebook/dp/B008COXI50/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1358600232&sr=1-1

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.