I have never served in the armed forces but have an interest in military history from World War I onwards.
Ghosts of Fallujah helped me understand a bit more about the famous (and prolonged) battle in Iraq yet I felt it was written for people associated more strongly with the military than Joe Normal on the street.
There were a few issues I had with this book.
1) The photos were tiny and insignificant when viewed on Kindle (as were any illustrations).
2) Every chapter starts with a quote (which I stopped reading after a while) from Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire .
3) There’s a bibliography at the end of each chapter interrupting the flow.
4) The epilogue was so long, I skipped it.
The strategies, leadership, action reports and the conditions on the ground are something I’ll probably never experience but are detailed out here.