5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Black Hearts: One platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death (Paperback)
This book is gripping, I couldn't put it down. The author writes so well, you have to remind yourself this is the shocking reality of war, not a work of fiction. I learnt more about the Iraq War from this than years of news coverage.
It shows how leaders can fail, organisations can fail and individuals can fail. While other individuals can thrive and endure in the very same circumstances. War is not black and white but shades of grey where someone can simultaneously be a hero or a criminal. How events unfold and which lives are lost, is sometimes a matter of split second decisions, random ambivalence and the temporary insanity of war.