We Were One by Patrick K. O'Donnell
Shoulder to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah

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Five months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Company’s 1st Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, found itself in Fallujah, embroiled in some of the most intense house-to-house, hand-to-hand urban combat since World War II. In the city’s bloody streets, they came face-to-face with the enemy-radical insurgents high on adrenaline, fighting to a martyr’s death, and suicide bombers approaching from every corner. Award-winning author and historian Patrick O’Donnell stood shoulder to shoulder with this modern band of brothers as they marched and fought through the streets of Fallujah, and he stayed with them as the casualties mounted.
 

About Patrick K. O'Donnell

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Patrick K. O'Donnell is a military historian and the award-winning author of seven books, including the bestseller and William E. Colby Award winner Beyond Valor, Give Me Tomorrow, and We Were One, the highly acclaimed account of the Battle of Fallujah. He has provided historical consulting for DreamWorks' award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers and for documentaries produced by the BBC, the History Channel, and Fox News. Visit him at www.patrickkodonnell.com and at www.facebook.com/patrickkodonnell
 
Published October 30, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 284 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Business & Economics, Self Help. Non-fiction

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A redundant line of justification reminds the reader that insurgents fight dirty, don’t follow any of the rules of war and use civilians as shields, and that Marines in Iraq are often handicapped by engagement rules stemming from biased or inaccurate media coverage, etc.

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It is a story about men who forged a unique bond that only the battle-weary can experience - a bond in which each would make the ultimate sacrifice for the other, a bond that made them one.

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In We Were One: Shoulder to Shoulder With the Marines Who Took Fallujah, the ghastly horror of war is brought to life with grisly realism because historian Patrick O’Donnell had the guts to walk side by side with the Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, as they fought their way into...

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Marine Corps Gazette

O’Donnell takes the reader into the private world of a Marine infantry platoon where the young Marines work to build the trust and confidence in their mates that is so necessary in combat.

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