HOUSE TO HOUSE DAVID BELLAVIA PDF
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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Dzvid to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Houuse to Bwllavia Page. Preview — 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 his Third Platoon, Alpha Company, into a lethally choreographed kill zone: Bringing to searing life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand infantry combat, this stunning 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 zone: Bringing to searing life the terrifying intimacy of hand-to-hand 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: Entering one house alone, he used every weapon at his disposal in the fight of his life against America’s most implacable enemy.
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Jun 24, MG rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone who is interested in a ground-view account of the War in Iraq. Before picking up this book on Kindle some of the reviews I had read suggested that the language and demeanor of the Author dacid unrealistic even “over-the-top”meant to paint a “Rambo” portrait of him, in some self-glorifying way. Honestly, that’s one of the things that piqued my interest in the book. I downloaded a sample chapter from the Kindle store, and I was hooked after 10 pages.
Bellavia writes a gritty, “through genuine eyes” portrait of combat you will never see on the evening news Before picking up this book on Kindle some of the reviews I had read suggested ti the language and demeanor of the Author were unrealistic even “over-the-top”meant to paint a “Rambo” portrait of him, in some self-glorifying way.
Bellavia writes a gritty, “through genuine eyes” portrait of combat you favid never see on the evening news. Until you have davif gone through some of what Bellavia experienced, it’s hard to get a full appreciation of the sights, smells, and sounds of combat. Then, throw the house-to-house fighting in Fallujah into the mix, and it just intensifies the entire experience.
InI was in Baghdad, removed from the violence of Fallujah, yet in a different war altogether. 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. Fighting in Fallujah is remarkably similar to accounts of fighting belavia Stalingrad during the Second World War.
House to house, heavily fortified and dug in insurgents wrecking davif left and right. Bellavia’s account is nothing less than what it professes to be, one Soldier’s story of his experiences in combat in one one of the most pivotal battles in the Global War on Terror. An amazing gentleman, in the truest sense. Quite good descriptions of fighting before and during Fallujah Iraq bellvia of Hard to fathom these methodical killers though it’s interesting to watch them prepare.
The whole concept of command and control is key. So patient, so focused as they mow the enemy down.
Thank God they’re out there. Here’s to hoping that one day their sacrifices will no longer be needed. The book’s only downside is bellavix fraudulent romantic machismo the author invokes to motivate himself. Bellavja said, if strangers were out to gun me down I suppose I’d employ every trick in the book to survive. Apr 14, Nicko rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jun 18, Mary rated it really liked it.
My son-in-law wrote this book. It is a houuse read about a topic I usually shy away from. Dec 12, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: It bdllavia me a bit to put the words together in my too what I wanted to say in my review of House to House. I absolutely loved it, that was never a question.
My confusion was how to convey how much I loved it and what a book like this means to me. House to House is the memoir of David Bellavia’s time as a soldier in Iraq and in particular his and his unit’s experiences in the second Battle of Fallujah, which took place in November of and was arguably the bloodiest battle in the Iraq war. The It took me a bit to put the words together in my head what I wanted to say in my review of Nouse to House.
The Army was in the Battle of Fallujah! I honestly didn’t even know that prior to reading this book. The tiniest bit that I’ve read on the battle was in the main stream news, and of the information I’ve seen on it in the past it is all about the US Marines’ involvement in the battle.
As a matter of fact I didn’t know a fraction of the information about the Iraq war that was provided in this book. Laid out in a manner that is in your face and impossible to ignore, David Bellavia tells us what it is like for a soldier to ho in the middle of battle and you feel every word of it.
I don’t pretend to know what it’s like for a soldier in bouse middle of a war because I’ve read a book or in particular this book. I know huse book wasn’t written for SSG Bellavia to thump his chest and show the world he is “the man”. I especially know this wasn’t written for the American people to show pity or feel sorry for our soldiers.
This was written to open the eyes of the reader to see what it takes to be a soldier in the US Army infantry and the values that these men hold dear.
House to House: An Epic Memoir of War by David Bellavia
Their cause is just, they go off to war to serve their country. But what they are truly fighting for is the man on their left side and the man uouse their right side who has become their brother. This point was gotten through to me crystal clear.
Not once did I get the impression that David Bellevia was showing off, or blasting his own horn, as after this battle he would have every right to do. He constantly told how proud he was of his men, how honored he was to serve with Fitts, Faulkenburg, Iwan, Simms, Cantrell and on several different occasions indicating how other soldiers both his subordinates and his superiors were his heros.
In fact, the amount of modesty in this man astounded me.
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He was recommended to receive the Medal of Honor for events that took place in this book. But in SSG Bell’s description of these events he is not bragging but almost criticizing himself for how he handled himself. At no point in this book did he mention any of his awards that he’s received as a soldier. Which include a Bronze Star and a Silver Star.
This book wasn’t written for others to recognize him as a hero, but for us to recognize his fellow soldiers and what they’ve endured, proven and sacrificed. House to House is written in a crude in-your-face manner, which is sure to grab anyone’s attention. This is definitely not for the faint or delicate of heart as just about every other word is referring to some kind of violent act, killer weapon or an f-bomb which is part of the reason I loved it so much, it was real dialogue.
I would and have recommended this to anyone interested in reading a story of true life military heroism at it’s most horrifically described.
View all 4 comments. An Epic Memoir of Wara no-nonsense, unvarnished account of war at the Army squad level in Fallujah, Bellavia tells it good and bad, he doesn’t pull any punches on how raw, dirty, horrific, primeval, ugly combat really is.
This is not a book for the weak stomach.
If you want to have an inkling of what infantry combat was like in Iraq, this is the book. Also quite sad to think the bravery and blood in this fight was for naught as we left Iraq before the job was 4 Stars for House to House: Also quite sad to think the bravery and blood in this fight was for naught as we left Iraq before the job was done. Jul 21, Anna Erishkigal rated it it was amazing Shelves: Puts you into the firefight unlike any story I have ever read This is a MEMOIR, told in the first-person to the best of the storyteller’s recollection, helped along by a ghost-writer who put the story into a narrative-enough form to make it understandable for a non-military audience who has never been ‘over there.
Usually you hear about Special Forces, or fighter pilots, or snipers, because the public perceives those fights to be sexier.
Meanwhile the infantry is fighting house-to-house, hand-to-hand, in the most dangerous and filthy and intimate way possible. This book raised many questions such as, why didn’t our military powers-that-be just turn Fallujah into glass if the civilian population had ddavid, or place a higher value on a mosque-used-to-store-weapons than a soldier’s life? No matter WHAT your feelings about the war, this dvaid raised my appreciation for what our soldiers go through. I listed this on my “Action” shelf though that’s not the primary reason for reading it.
Combat is nasty, dirty, “uncomfortable”, dangerous and in general not appreciated by the general public. America’s soldiers have acquitted themselves with courage throughout our history.
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I think veterans may get something more from this than non-veterans but it’s a look inside urban combat for anyone who will read it. I don’t know if any veterans of WWI are still alive, they’d have to be well over There a I listed this on my “Action” shelf though that’s not the primary reason for reading it. 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.
There are also those who’ve gone to war in places they can’t talk about But getting killed in a covert operation is no less dead. The men you’ll meet here are infantry, the backbone of the military. Don’t sneer at the soldiers who wear infantry blue.