A Soldier's Dream: Captain Travis Patriquin And The Awakening Of Iraq
The incredible true story of a fallen American hero who was instrumental in turning the tide of violence in the Iraq War.Travis Patriquin, a young Special Forces officer, had already won a Bronze Star in Afghanistan before being transferred to Iraq. An Arabic linguist, Patriquin set out to establish a crucial network with tribal leaders built on mutual trust and respect.In 2006, Patriquin unleashe...
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: NAL Hardcover (June 7, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 4165549
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“There is no doubt that Travis Patriquin was an impressive man. The way he engaged the Iraqi people and embraced the culture is a model for truly "winning the hearts and minds," embodying the concept instead of using it as a catch phrase to throw out...”
a diplomatic and cultural charm offensive upon the Sunni Arab sheiks of Anbar province, the heart of darkness of the Iraqi insurgency. He galvanized American support for the Sunni Awakening, the tribal revolt against Al Qaeda that spread through Anbar and eventually across the country-a turning point which led to dramatically lower levels of violence starting in mid-2007.Before his tragic death from an IED explosion, Travis Patriquin was so beloved by Iraqis that they adopted him into their tribes and loved him as a brother. A Soldier's Dream is a tribute to a man who loved Iraq-and a devoted soldier who made a crucial impact on the Iraq War.