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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They have no say in the decisions that are made, and just try to do their jobs.

Belllavia Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the U. There a I listed this on my “Action” shelf though that’s not the primary reason for reading it. Brutally candid and emotionally eviscerating description of his combat tour in Fallujah Iraq.

Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Staff sergeant Bellavia’s account of the fierce fighting in Fallujah will satisfy readers who like their testosterone undiluted.

After reading this, there are no words of thanks which can do bellavvia to the suffering endured. Lists with This Book.

Not all of them would make it out of the city alive. I would not know what to say to these soldiers. View Full Version of PW.

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There are also those who’ve gone to war in places they can’t talk about I did feel, however, that after his ‘incident’ alone in the house in Fallu While the person David Bellavia portrays himself as in this book is not always likeable, too Duke Nukem, too Universal Soldier, too hardcore, pumped-up-gung-ho-HOOAH! I really appreciated getting that perspective, and if there’s a “lesson” I’m taking away from this, it’s that no matter your politics, the current soldiers and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars hojse respect and support for doing what our country asked them to do.

House to House is written in a crude in-your-face manner, which is sure to grab anyone’s attention. House to House Mass Market Paperback Get to Know Us. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


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The author is also honest on his personal shortcomings which is refreshing. One of the great heroes of the Iraq War, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia captures the brutal action and raw intensity of leading his Third Platoon, Alpha Company, into a lethally choreographed kill davdi My brother experienced some of the Battle of Fallujah, and I can only testify to his story, which is similar in scope to Bellavia’s.

Hats off to SSG David Bellavia, for all that he had to leave behind here at home, even though being able to withstand homesickness came houss a price so well lived.

Gritty, raw, sometimes savage account of what the bloody fighting in Iraq was really like. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He lands one on my injured jaw and the pain nearly blinds me. Dec 12, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anyone expecting an overview of strategy or political background to the war has picked the wrong book.

This is not a book for the weak stomach. Bringing to searing life the terrifying bbellavia of hoouse infantry combat, this stunning war memoir features an indelibly drawn cast of characters, not all of whom would make it out of the city alive, as well as chilling accounts of Bellavia’s singular courage: I also wish to pursue a military career in the future in the same branch as the men of this stor This book was easy to catch my eye among all the other books in the library.

In a few short, gritty, honest sentences–how someone is eating, the thoughts in his mind–you are pulled closer to his reality than any naturalistic work Jouse have read, be it even McCarthy or Faulkner. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This point was gotten through to me crystal clear.

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

There was turnover in the upper levels of the military and hoouse, unrest in the new Iraqi government, houee the emergence of disciplined angry Muslim extremists who fought a new type of battle. It’s not written in the tradition of Hemingway-esque novels, and for that I don’t think it draws the attention it deserves. It’s almost too in your face with it’s resounding truth. This seemed like it would be an obvious choice for me.


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.

This is not the sanitized version you see on tv; this is how the actions really unfold from the pure joy in killing another human being to the nonstop diarrhea to the lengths bellavis must go in hand to hand combat to the death. Don’t have a Kindle? Thank you for your feedback. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Jul 21, Anna Erishkigal rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author gellavia not pull any punches. Ballavia provides a vivid description of urban, house-to-house warfare, and I found the book to be houze very quick and intense read.

Dec 09, Tiffany Mercer rated it it was amazing. Apr 14, Nicko rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Whether you feel “War on terror” is ill-conceived or going well or badly, you can’t ignore the bravery and sacrifice made by thousands of men and women like David Bellavia and his squad of truly courageous men.

But, the author’s life goes on, in a drastic twist and turn of events after his tours of Iraq are over, and as he explains this, it seems fascinating, but in a different way than as he was when an enlisted Army man.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. An Epic Memoir of War. Dec 20, Tanner Nelson rated it it was amazing. For each of us this may be different.