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Michael Anthony's Reviews

Reviews of Michael’s Work

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"Michael Anthony's candid narrative of his service in Iraq is far removed from the glamorized picture of military life that has become a staple of our mass media. Instead, we are...
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"A moving account of a young soldier's story. This deeply personal memoir gives voice to the countless soldiers we have yet to hear from and never will." —Yvonne Latty, Author of...
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"Anthony doesn’t pull any punches. A gritty story about saving lives and medical soldiers’ battle to save their sanity after they’re done saving lives." —Vivian Gembara, Iraq...
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"An unsettling, hyper-subjective account of a young Army medic discovering himself, his values, and what it means to be a self-directed, conscious man in the world...sobering......
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"SPC Anthony's authentic journal opens our eyes to the corrosive effect of the military mindset on human sensibilities. This is the unadulterated grit of history, in the here-and-...
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"Mass Casualties is a terrific story of war, emergency medicine, and the men and women who suffer to treat wounded soldiers and civilians. On top of this, he tells the story...
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"Mass Casualties is a raw and humorous account of Army medics dodging harm from mortars and the military bureaucracy. Michael Anthony gives us a gripping memoir of a young soldier...
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"Glossy recruitment brochures tell one story. This book tells another. Beyond the slick fantasies promoted by the Pentagon and the euphemisms reported by the news media, Mass...
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"Mass Casualties by Michael Anthony is a true to life exposé of the absurdity of the war in Iraq. Anthony lays bare the hyper-reality of American knowinglessness about Iraq, and...
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"The full story of the Iraq War remains to be written, but the firsthand accounts of young people who were there can help us begin to try and make sense of what is often taken as...
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"The human cost of war is excessive, as this harsh but thoroughly absorbing book by Michael Anthony reveals. It’s a riveting account of life within the pitch of battle, giving us—...
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"Spc Michael Anthony channels Baghdad E.R., Catch-22, M*A*S*H and Lord of the Flies as he narrates his dark, entertaining and tragic journey through war. A thoughtful, candid and...
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"Soldiers are witnesses to chaos and carnage, and there is a false belief that they should recover from what they have seen and done, and have had done to them. A dark secret...
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"There's something of the aburdity of Richard Hooker's M.A.S.H. and the realism of Lynda Van Devanter's Home Before Morning in this concise narrative of life in a field hospital....
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"Michael Anthony's candid journal of his tour in Iraq offers a vivid sense of day-to-day life in a war zone medical unit. He enriches our understanding of the variety of ways—...

Reviews by Michael

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26.Aug.2009
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“There are plenty of books about war, usually featuring the trigger-pullers who directly engage the enemy. Mass Casualties looks...
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18.Aug.2009
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“Michael Anthony writes in the tradition of Joseph Heller and Richard Hooker, demystifying the theater of war and revealing our...
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18.Aug.2009
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“If you are afraid of the TRUTH don’t read this book. SPC Michael Anthony’s personal experience of WAR has no censor. Reading his...
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18.Aug.2009
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“Compelling. Frank. Funny. Disturbing. Michael Anthony loses his innocence in a slow motion train wreck you can’t help but watch...
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18.Aug.2009
Michael Anthony reviews
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“Mass Casualties is a raw, vivid look at the realities behind the daily news about American soldiers overseas. Michael Anthony’s...
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18.Aug.2009
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“A scathing, satirical and often shocking trip through “the other war” in Iraq—the war within the U.S. Army, and within a soldier...
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09.Jul.2009
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“Dulce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori. It seems we must relearn the lessons, again and again—the Old Lie. “Mass Casualties”...
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09.Jul.2009
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“Though riddled with dark, very dark, humor, Mass Casualties is “MASH” absent the light-heartedness. Michael Anthony’s account of...