Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death

Author(s): Jim Frederick

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Quite possibly the defining book about the Iraq War, a masterpiece of reportage that reads like a thriller. Iraq's "Triangle of Death", 2005: A platoon of young soldiers from a US regiment known as the "Black Heart Brigade" is deployed in a veritable meat grinder of counter-insurgency just south of Baghdad. Almost immediately, the attacks begin: every day another roadside bomb, another colleague blown to pieces. As the daily violence chips away, and chips away at their sanity, the 35 young men of 1st Platoon, Bravo Company descend into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality – with tragic results. With severe compassion, remarkably balanced judgement and the magnetic pace of a thriller, Black Hearts is a timeless true story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare.


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Jim Frederick is a contributing editor at Time magazine. He was previously a Time senior editor in London and, before that, the magazine's Tokyo bureau chief. He is co-author, with former Army Sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins, of The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea.

General Fields

  • : 9780230752948
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Macmillan
  • : September 2010
  • : 233 x 154 x 34
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jim Frederick
  • : PB
  • : 956.7044
  • : very good
  • : 500