Author Event - The Warriors of Anbar by Ed Darack

The Avid Reader will be welcoming Journalist/Photographer Ed Darack and his Latest Nonfiction Title The Warriors of Anbar at The Avid Reader Friday, November 8.


More about The Warriors of Anbar:

           In writing The Warriors of Anbar, Darack embedded with the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment, known as the 2/3 during its 2006 stint in the Haditha Triad region of western Iraq. Al-Qaeda was cornered and desperate. They were vicious, terrorizing the local population decapitating locals thought to support Americans. Against this background, the Marines arrived with orders to drive out the terrorists.

          Darack tells the Marines’ story battle by battle presenting one of the Corps’ finest—yet largely untold—stories. The book offers a coherent military history of a crucial conflict with al-Qaeda, describing important lessons learned by commanders on the ground as well as the experiences faced by the individual soldiers.

          Comments R.M. Schneiderman of Newsweek, about the author “Ed Darack has emerged as one of the best, and most meticulous, reporters about the military in the country. Anything he writes is a must read.”



More about Ed Darack:


Ed Darack is a globally published author and photographer. He has consulted and provided images and video for weather, history, and military television shows. He has published hundreds of feature articles on a wide range of topics for a number of magazines, including three cover articles for Smithsonian’s Air and Space magazine (where he’s a contributing editor), Newsweek, and many other editorial, commercial, governmental, and institutional clients. He has hundreds of cover credits as a photographer.

He is the author ofThe Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan,Victory Point: Operations Red Wing and Whalers—The Marine Corps’ Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan, War Moments: Images & Stories of Combat in Iraq, Afghanistan, and BeyondWind - Water - Sun: A Solo Kayak Journey Along Baja California's Desert Coastline, and Wild Winds: Adventures in the Highest Andes. He is a UC Davis Graduate.

Event date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
The Warriors of Anbar: The Marines Who Crushed Al Qaeda--the Greatest Untold Story of the Iraq War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306922657
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Da Capo Press - November 5th, 2019