Damon DiMarco

Damon DiMarco is the author of Tower Stories (Santa Monica Press) and the co-author (with Roy Simmons) of Out of Bounds (Da Capo Press). He is on the teaching staff at Drew University and lives in New York City. His most recent book, Heart of War: Soldiers' Voices From the Front Lines in Iraq was published by Citadel.

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Heart of War: Soldiers' Voices from the Front Lines in Iraq

by Damon DiMarco

Meet the brave warriors who are fighting this faraway conflict.

Damon DiMarco's Heart of War is an oral history generated from interviews with eighteen veterans of the current War in Iraq. It is told from eighteen unique perspectives by the fighting men and women who served and fought under the harshest of conditions in a land consumed by violence, where the line between a just war and an unjust one is often almost indistinguishable.

Heart of War does not sway toward a political polarity; instead, the subjects speak frankly from their own experiences, sharing their stories, airing their issues, and expressing their triumphs and disappointments alike. For the first time in any account of this war, all branches of the United States Armed Service are represented: the Army, the Marines, Air Force and Navy (including three by women serving in the military). Ultimately, one common thread links all eighteen of them: getting the job done and getting it done right.

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