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I Am a Soldier, Too by Rick Bragg
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Nov 09, 2004 | ISBN 9781400077472

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“Riveting. . . . The straight story on Lynch’s remarkable ordeal.” –Entertainment Weekly

“Finely wrought. . . . A vivid portrait of a young woman who fled the familiar and fell into a situation beyond her control.” —New York Daily News

“Deftly, respectfully, movingly, Bragg has written Lynch’s story with extraordinary power. Brave, convincing and wonderfully sweet.” –The Baltimore Sun

“Bragg brilliantly paints a portrait. . . . Lynch’s voice is heard, and through her eyes, we learn the importance of what it means to be an American.” —The Oklahoman

“Rick Bragg . . . deftly separates fact from conjecture. . . . A convincing record . . . a minor miracle. –Winston Salem Journal

“Bragg is a gifted wordsmith. He crafts wonderful sentences. . . . He writes lovingly and beautifully about the hills of West Virginia where Lynch was born and raised.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“Bragg tells the story as Jessica lived it . . . [and] in the telling, her story illuminates the stories of countless others.” —San Antonio Express-News

“There is probably more truth–sweet, human, undeniable truth–in Rick Bragg’s fine book, I Am A Soldier, Too than we have seen in anything about her experience so far–including the nightly news. For here, captured in Bragg’s distinctive prose, his appreciation of working people and their hardships, Jessica Lynch’s story comes into its full surround as a quintessentially American journey.” —The New Orleans Times-Picayune

I Am a Soldier, Too does Jessica Lynch’s story justice without contributing to the distortion that has plagued it.” –The Plain Dealer

“A compelling story.” –Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Lyrical. . . . Bragg is a storyteller. . . . He knows how to use palpable detail to put us inside the emotions of his characters.” –Orlando Sentinel

“Bragg . . . gives a cinematic account of the desperate firefight that mortally wounded Lynch’s Army buddy, Lori Piestewa, and 10 others. . . . Lynch’s painful recovery . . . is vividly described.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Lynch is a true hero in the best tradition of a nation that intuitively prefers modest honesty to grandstanding bravado.” –Los Angeles Times

“There is a modesty about Lynch in the book . . . that is at odds with the months-long media ruckus over her ordeal.” –The Wall Street Journal

“A gripping account of the fight that engulfed Lynch and 32 fellow members of the 507th Maintenance Company. . . . This book is a survival narrative, a story of fighting against fear and pain and isolation and trying desperately to sustain hope.” —Houston Chronicle

“Bragg skillfully gives the story depth and immediacy.” —Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

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