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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He lives in western New York. His role was SSG in charge of his men as they played a game of urban warfare with the bad guys. Jun 11, Carey Brace rated it it was amazing.

House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

Before picking up this book on Kindle some of the reviews I had read suggested that 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.

After reading this, there are no words of thanks which can do justice to the suffering endured. 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. A Marine Platoon at War. Trivia About House to House: He tells of his and his squad’s experiences in war in all it’s gory, disgusting, and savage specifics.

Overall it was a good read. There in lines one of the ironic facts of military service.


One person found this helpful. Here’s to hoping that one day their sacrifices will no longer be needed.

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If it did receive the attention, I think it would set a new standard for literature, as did In Cold Blood by Capote. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Hardcoverpages. Army infantry squad under Staff Sergeant David Bellavia entered the davdi of the city of Fallujah and plunged into one of the most sustained and savage urban battles in the history of American men at arms. 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.

Fighting in Fallujah is remarkably similar to accounts of fighting in Stalingrad during the Second World War.

He is the cofounder of Vets for Freedom, an advocacy organization of veterans concerned about the politicization of media coverage of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sometimes, I really ask: Published September 4th by Free Press first published January 1st Not all of them would make it out of the city alive.

House to House did not disappoint. Amazon Music Stream millions advid songs. The book is a good read, I won’t take that away from it, but I did drop a star because I couldn’t always stand Bellavia’s daid junkie attitude.

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His profane and honest storytelling forces himself and the reader to confront the challenges, fears and reality of modern urban combat.


The short nights were worth it. He is a team leader in the early years of the war in Iraq, and the story builds to when his unit is sent into Fallujah. Thank you very much for your service. It was intense, real, at times funny, sad, and gave great perspective. Jul 21, Anna Erishkigal rated it it was amazing Shelves: Their cause is just, they go off to war beellavia serve their country.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Entering one house, alone, Bellavia faced the fight of his life against six insurgents, using every weapon at his disposal, including a knife. No soldier should have to return home to hatred and civil unrest. Anyone expecting an overview of strategy or political background to the war has picked the wrong book.

That is why I described this battle the way that I did. Set up a giveaway. Staff Sergeant David Bellavia spent six years in the U.

Staff Sergeant David Bellavia daviid six years in the U. One person found this helpful. One of the best books I’ve read in awhile. My guess is they will be for you as well.

This book details the experiences of Sgt. Sep 26, Timothy rated it it was amazing. This is not a book for the weak stomach.