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The long road home: A Story of War and Family

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From ABC White House correspondent Martha Raddatz comes the story of a brutal forty-eight-hour firefight that conveys in harrowing detail the effects of war not just on the soldiers but also on the families waiting back at home. In April 2004, soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division were on a routine patrol in Sadr City, Iraq, when they came under surprise attack. Over the course of the next forty-eight hours, eight Americans would be killed and more than seventy wounded. Back home, as news of the attack began filtering in, the families of these same men, neighbors in Fort Hood, Texas, feared the worst. In time, some of the women in their circle would receive "the call"--the notification that a husband or brother had been killed in action. So the families banded together in anticipation of the heartbreak that was certain to come. The firefight in Sadr City marked the beginning of the Iraqi insurgency, and Martha Raddatz has written perhaps the most riveting account of hand-to-hand combat to emerge from the war in Iraq. This intimate portrait of the close-knit community of families Stateside--the unsung heroes of the military--distinguishes The Long Road Home from other stories of modern warfare, showing the horror, terror, bravery, and fortitude not just of the soldiers who were wounded and killed but also of the wives and children whose lives now are forever changed.
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ABC News' Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz shares remarkable tales of heroism, hope, and heartbreak in her account of "Black Sunday"—a battle during one of the deadliest periods of the Iraq War.

The First Cavalry Division came under surprise attack in Sadr City on Sunday April 4, 2004. Over 7,000 miles away, their families awaited the news for forty-eight hellish hours-expecting the worst. In this powerful, unflinching account, Martha Raddatz takes readers from the streets of Baghdad to the homefront and tells the story of that horrific day through the eyes of the courageous American men and women who lived it.
"A masterpiece of literary nonfiction that rivals any war-related classic that has preceded it."—The Washington Post
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subject_facet Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Regimental histories -- United States, Raddatz, Martha, Soldiers -- United States -- Biography, United States. -- Army -- History -- 21st century, United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry Division, 1st, United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry Division, 1st -- History
title_display The long road home : a story of war and family
title_full The Long Road Home A Story of War and Family, The long road home : a story of war and family / Martha Raddatz, The long road home [sound recording] : [a story of war and family] / Martha Raddatz
title_short The long road home :
title_sub A Story of War and Family
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Iraq War, 2003-, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Nonfiction, Raddatz, Martha, Regimental histories, Soldiers