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March 6, 2015

First Novel by Veteran of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Elliot Ackerman served--and survived--five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and his first novel, Green on Blue, was reviewed by The New York Times on March 1, 2015.  The novel is told entirely through the eyes of its Afghan narrator, Aziz.  The title refers to violence that occurs between U.S. and Afghan forces, and the reviewer says: "Elliot Ackerman has done something brave as a writer and even braver as a solider:  He has touched, for real, the culture and soul of his enemy."

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