The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family
By Martha Raddatz
“Black Sunday, 1900 hours April 4, 2004, Sadr City, Iraq. Where the light shone that evening, it illuminated only gore and the clenched faces of soldiers unaccustomed to pain.”
The reconstruction of Iraq has stalled. Civil war threatens to ignite the country. The men and women of the 2-7 Cavalry are doing everything and anything they can to help the Iraqi militia and citizens restore basic services: even to the scutty job of hauling sewage. But it’s not enough. They’ve been ambushed.
Many will die. Many more will be wounded. Live the story of their courage and perseverance through a bloody fight at a time when all hope seemed lost. These soldiers paid the price: this is their story.
(Booktalk by Kirsten Edwards, King County Library System)
Last Updated: April 13, 2009