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Bing West

Bing West, a Marine combat veteran, served as an assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration. He has been on hundreds of patrols in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. A nationally acclaimed war correspondent, he is the author of The Village; No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah; The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq; The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan; and One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War; and the co-author of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer’s memoir, Into the Fire. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and... Read More

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Into the Fire
Written by Dakota Meyer and Bing West
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2013
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8361-6 (0-8129-8361-0)

“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony

In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the... Read more

The March Up
Written by Bing West
Bantam | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38269-3 (0-553-38269-1)

With unprecedented access and previously unreported detail, here is a first hand account of the 22-day march to Baghdad that takes you behind the scenes and to the front line...

No one reporting on the war in Iraq had the unique battlefield clearance afforded the authors of this dramatic eyewitness account. Unlike... Read more

No True Glory
Written by Bing West
Bantam | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38319-5 (0-553-38319-1)

"This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."–Senator John McCain

Fallujah: Iraq’s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault... Read more

One Million Steps
Written by Bing West
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2015
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8091-2 (0-8129-8091-3)

Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion.
Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing their efforts were only a footprint in the sand, the fifty Marines of 3rd Platoon fought in... Read more

The Strongest Tribe
Written by Bing West
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7866-7 (0-8129-7866-8)

In Iraq, the United States made mistake after mistake. Many Americans gave up on the war. Then two generals—David Petraeus and Raymond Odierno—displayed the leadership America expected. Bringing the reader from the White House to the fighting in the streets, combat journalist and bestselling author Bing West explains this astounding turnaround... Read more

The Wrong War
Written by Bing West
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2012
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8090-5 (0-8129-8090-5)


In this definitive account of the conflict, acclaimed war correspondent and bestselling author Bing West provides a practical way out of Afghanistan. Drawing on his expertise as both a combat-hardened Marine and a former assistant secretary of defense, West has written a tour de force narrative, rich with vivid characters...

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