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Bernard E. Trainor
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Bernard E. Trainor, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general, was a military correspondent for The New York Times from 1986 to 1990. He was director of the National Security Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1990 to 1996 and was a military analyst for NBC during the Iraq War. Trainor lives in Potomac Falls, Virginia.

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Cobra II
The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
Written by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $18.00

Written by the chief military correspondent of the New York Times and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.

A stunning work of investigative journalism, Cobra II describes in riveting detail how the American rush to Baghdad provided the opportunity for the virulent insurgency... Read more >

Cobra II
The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
Written by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $13.99

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The Endgame
The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama
Written by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $18.00

A Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

In this follow-up to their national bestseller Cobra II, Michael Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor deftly piece together the story of the most widely reported but least understood war in American history. This stunning account of the political and military struggle between... Read more >
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