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It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President
George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. It became known
as "the surge." Among those called to carry it out were the young,
optimistic army infantry soldiers of the 2-16, the battalion nicknamed
the Rangers. About to head to a vicious area of Baghdad, they decided
the difference would be them.
Fifteen months later, the soldiers returned home — forever changed.
The chronicle of their tour is gripping, devastating, and deeply
illuminating for anyone with an interest in human conflict. With The Good Soldiers, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel has produced an eternal story — not just of the Iraq War, but of all wars, for all time.
About the Author
David Finkel is a senior writer-in-residence at the Center for a New American Security and the national enterprise editor at The Washington Post.
He is the recipient of the MacArther "Genius" Fellowship. Finkel won
the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2006 for a series of
stories about U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen. He lives in Silver
Spring, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters. Email him at