The startling and controversial memoir of combat and betrayal, written by one of the most prominent members of the U.S. fighting forces in Iraq.
A West Point graduate, a former star quarterback who carried Army to its first bowl victory, and a courageous warrior who had proven himself on the battlefield time and again, Lt. Col. Nathan Sassaman was one of the most celebrated officers in the United States military. Commanding over 800 soldiers in the heart of the insurgency-ravaged Sunni Triangle in Iraq, his unit’s job was to seek out and eliminate terrorists and loyalists to Saddam Hussein, while simultaneously rebuilding the region’s infrastructure and introducing democratic processes to a broken people. Sassaman’s tactics were highly aggressive, his methods innovative, and his success in Iraq nearly unparalleled.
Yet Sassaman will always be known for a fateful decision to cover up the alleged drowning of an Iraqi by his men, in which they forced two detainees to jump into the Tigris River. Sassaman’s decision led to the downfall of his impressive career and sent shockwaves through the American military. Warrior King is the explosive memoir of one of the most deeply involved members of the U.S. military in Iraq.
This is the first audiobook to take readers from the overnight brutality of combat to the daunting daytime humanitarian tasks of rebuilding Iraq to the upper echelons of the Pentagon to show how and why the war has gone horribly wrong.
The startling and controversial memoir of combat and betrayal, written by one of the most prominent members of the U.S. fighting forces in Iraq,
NATHAN SASSAMAN graduated from West Point in 1985. In 2003, he earned a Bronze Star for valor in Iraq. He commanded the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment in Iraq from 2003 to 2004.
JOE LAYDEN is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist whose work has been honored by the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and the national Associated Press Sports Editors.
ERIC CONGER has worked on a number of audiobooks that have garnered Earphones Awards, including William D. Novelli and Boe Workman’s 50+ and Frederick Forsyth’s Avenger.
Warrior King was published on June 10, 2008.The Warrior King Audiobook is 1181 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Abridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Warrior King includes the following subjects: Wars & Conflicts / Iraq War (2003-2011). The BISAC Subject Code is Biography & Autobiography, Military.
The author of Warrior King is Nathan Sassaman.
The narrator for the Warrior King Audiobook is Eric Conger.