House to House: An Epic Memoir of War. David Bellavia, Author, John Bruning, With. Free Press $26 (p) ISBN House to House by David Bellavia – One of the great heroes of the Iraq War, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia captures the brutal action and raw intensity of leading. SSG David Bellavia on House to House. Updated a long time ago. We had the honor of welcoming back to Pundit Review Radio SSG David Bellavia. It’s not.

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I recommend this book highly. I find it incredible that the author can detail kills made without a visible threat.

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The Best Books of These men and women are davkd following orders. Since your life has changed, it is just as interesting and valuable for us readers to know about so thanks for adding it to your book. How they must reconnect with friends and family to get back to normal daviv. Whether it was Okinawa or Fallujah, the triumph in battle always followed the determination and self sacrifices of Americans who remain nameless to most of us.

Feels like it’s more patting on the back than non fictional.

I feel like this book did a good job of getting me what I wanted. He is a team leader in the early years of the war in Iraq, and the story builds to when his unit is sent into Fallujah.

For each of us this belllavia be different. America’s soldiers have acquitted themselves with courage throughout our history. It was intense, real, at times funny, sad, and gave great perspective.


I would have been interested in hearing more about the emotional aspects, but that was not the motive of the author. Want to Read saving…. One of the best books I’ve read in awhile.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. View Full Version of PW. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Davis author is also honest on his personal shortcomings which is refreshing. Beware, because this book contains graphic war images and plenty of curse words but I suppose that is what you experience being in the military: This is not a book for the weak stomach.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Quotes from House to House: There are however still those who fought in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and of course the conflicts that have taken place and are taking place in the Middle East.

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House to House: An Epic Memoir of War by David Bellavia

This was the turning point of t Wow Combat is nasty, dirty, “uncomfortable”, dangerous and in general not appreciated by the general public. Staff Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the U.

If it did receive the attention, I think it would set a new standard for literature, as did In Cold Blood by Capote. Yet, there was nothing light-hearted at all when it came to the mission they were there for I had read countless war stories before and I had loved most of them.

House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

Although Abu Ghraib and the treatment of captured terrorists are a great stain on our country, they do not represent the majority of American citizens and soldiers. I haven’t experienced that since reading ‘Blackhawk Down’.


If you want to understand what it is like to fight the battle hardened and drugged up enemies of Al Quaeda, Isis and the lot this book is the next worst thing to actually being there! This gives someone like me who has never experienced anything this traumatic a view into their mind. Bringing to searing life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, House to House is far more than just another war story.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He tells of his and his squad’s experiences in war in all it’s gory, daviv, and savage specifics.

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Ricks, author of Fiasco: Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. In fact, the amount of modesty in this man astounded me. Aug 22, Matthew Eisenberg rated it liked it.

No building was cleared until they cleared it. Share your thoughts with other customers. His role was SSG in charge of his men as they played hokse game of urban warfare with the bad guys. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Bellavia tells it good and bad, he doesn’t pull any punches on how raw, dirty, horrific, primeval, ugly combat really is.