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Summary: Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MY

Zullo, Allan.

Contents: War heroes: The war on terror -- "Greater love hath no man ..." : Sergeant Scott Montoya -- Ambushed! : Corporal Jeremiah Workman -- The bomb buster : Staff Sergeant Daniel Bogart -- Do or die : Specialist Jason Mike -- From thug to hero : Corporal Marco Martinez -- In the line of fire : Hospital Corpsman Second Class Juan Rubio -- When death came calling : Lance Corporal Mark Camp -- Courage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 956.7044 ZUL

Summary: Documentary in three parts. Offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the U.S. presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Typecast Releasing 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.704 DVD Iraq 2007

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF IRA

Packer, George

Summary: This book recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate--the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. The consequences of that policy are shown in the author's reporting on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.704 Packer

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 PAC

Packer, George

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 956.7044 PAC

Robinson, Linda

Summary: After a series of disastrous missteps in its conduct of the war, the White House in 2006 appointed General David Petraeus as the Commanding General of the coalition forces. Tell Me How This Ends is an inside account of his attempt to turn around a failing war. On the ground in Iraq, with General Petraeus and his commanders, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Masters of Chaos"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 ROB

Summary: In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RIS

Zullo, Allan.

Summary: Five times throughout a fierce firefight, Marine Scout Sniper Scott Montoya spots an injured comrade in the street. And five times Scott disregards his own safety and rushes out into the open, braving enemy fire to rescue each wounded Marine. Staff Sergeant Chad Malmberg and his small band of soldiers are outnumbered ten to one against well-armed insurgents and they're running out of ammo....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 956.7 ZUL

Summary: Presents the true stories of three Iraqi people who endured life in a psychiatric hospital in Baghdad during the Iraq War and then were in the streets after their hospital is decimated. The film was shot in Baghdad in 2004. The Iraqi filmmaker had a camera in one hand and an AK-47 in the other. His crew was beaten and lined up to be shot by insurgents, the 14-year old boom boy was shot in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pathfinder Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AHL

Gordon, Michael R.

Summary: Michael R. Gordon and Gen. Bernard E. Trainor provide the first comprehensive, inside account of arguably the most widely reported--yet least understood--war in American history: from the occupation, to the withdrawal of American troops. Based on an abundance of highly classified, still-secret government documents and firsthand knowledge of top American and Iraqi leaders; Gordon and Trainor...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio Publishing Group 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 956.7044 GOR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Press 2009

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 956.704 Ira 2009

Cockburn, Patrick

Summary: A portrait of the formidable Shiite figure who has been predicted to be a future leader in Iraq, this book describes his rise from a resistance fighter, the assassinations of his family members, and his frequent confrontations with the American military.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 COC

Makiya, Kanan

Summary: "From the best-selling author of Republic of Fear, a gritty, unflinching, haunting novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American war. Told from the perspective of a Shi'ite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could not anticipate, the novel examines the birth of sectarian politics out of a legacy of betrayal and victimhood....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAK

Steavenson, Wendell

Summary: General Kamel Sachet was a favorite of Saddam Hussein's, a hero of the Iran-Iraq war, head of the army in Kuwait City during Desert Storm, governor of the province of Maysan, and father of nine children. He realized, too late, that he'd become a participant in the terror regime that had strangled his county and destroyed its people. Through Sachet's story and the stories of those around him,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 JANABI, KAMEL SACHET AZIZ STE

Summary: Takes the viewer behind the walls of government, as CIA, Pentagon and foreign service experts speak out detailing the lies, misstatements and exaggerations that served as the reasons for fighting a "preemptive" war against Iraq that wasn't necessary. Includes interviews with more than 20 experts in opposition to the U.S. war in Iraq.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disinformation Co. 2004

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNC

Rich, Frank.

Summary: Reveals the spin campaign of the Bush administration that the author contends enabled the support of a war against a non-September 11 enemy, furthered conservative agendas, and consolidated presidential power.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 RIC

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL GAT

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Gates 2014

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: However embroiled he became in the trials of Washington, Gates makes clear that his heart was always in the most important theater of his tenure as secretary: the front lines. We journey with him to both war zones as he meets with active-duty troops and their commanders, awed by their courage, and also witness him greet coffin after flag-draped coffin returned to U.S. soil, heartbreakingly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 355.6092 GATES, ROBERT Gat

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL Gat

Summary: Collection of interviews with perpertrators, witnesses, and victims regarding the treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Documentary Films 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GHO