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Pride of Baghdad, by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon

Pride of Baghdad, by Brian K. Vaughan (writer) and Niko Henrichon (artist) Vertigo, 2006. 136 pages. In 2003, Pride of Baghdad explains, the Baghdad zoo suffered damage under U.S. bombing of the city, setting loose a number of animals, including a … Continue reading

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Here, Bullet, by Brian Turner

Here, Bullet, by Brian Turner Alice James Books, 2005. 80 pages. As that of a soldier in Iraq, much of Turner’s poetry carries a surrealism, perhaps best captured in his own words: Allah must wander in the crowd as I … Continue reading

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The Gun, by C. J. Chivers

The Gun, by C. J. Chivers Simon & Schuster, 2010. 496 pages. If you’ve any doubt a biography of a firearm is worthwhile, Chivers will shortly banish it. The Gun tells the story of the rise of the AK-47* and … Continue reading

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