Mysteries of Haditha

A Memoir

M C Armstrong

A journalist embedded with Special Forces in Iraq recounts his time on the battlefield and the journey there and back.
Publication date:
September 2020
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
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ISBN : 9781640123021

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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• With a similar feel to War Flower, M. C. Armstrong brings his personal experience to this manuscript
• Raw honesty and great writing make The Mysteries of Haditha an appealing read to a wide audience
• Unsettling revelations bring the realities of the war in Iraq and 9/11 close to home

The Mysteries of Haditha is a war story unlike any other. This riveting and hilarious memoir of M. C. Armstrong's journey into the Iraq War as an embedded journalist pulls no punches and lifts the veil on the lies we tell each other—and the ones we tell ourselves.

This is a story about both the strong women in Armstrong's life and his road to true manhood. Armstrong's family was nearly ripped at the seams as he struggled to secure his embed with Navy SEALs in the Al Anbar Province in 2008. Armstrong's searingly honest narrative about his relationship with his father, his fiancé, and his friend in the SEAL team takes the reader on a nosedive ride from a historically black college in the American South straight into Baghdad, the burn pits, and the desert beyond the mysterious Haditha dam.

Honest and vulnerable, tender but fearless, The Mysteries of Haditha is an incredible coming-of-age story and a unique glimpse into the world of the war on terror.