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Francis J. "Bing" West, is an author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs during the Reagan Administration. His 2004 book The March Up: Taking Bagdhad with the First Marine Division, written with United States Marine Corps General Ray L. Smith, was awarded the Marine Corps Heritage Prize for non-fiction, as well as the Colby Award.

West writes about the military, warfighting, and counterinsurgency. In the Vietnam War, he fought on major operations and conducted over a hundred combat patrols in 1966-68. For the United States Marine Corps, he wrote the training manual Small United Action in Vietnam, describing how to fight in close combat. As an analyst at the RAND Corporation, he wrote a half dozen detailed monographs about fighting against an insurgency. Later, as Assistant Secretary of Defense, he dealt with the insurgencies in El Salvador. From 2003 through 2008, he made 16 extended trips to Iraq, going on patrols and writing three books and numerous articles about the war. Since then, he has made six trips to Afghanistan. He is writing a book about that insurgency, based on patrolling with battalions in the south and the north.

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Total Books: 26
One Million Steps A Marine Platoon at War
2015 - One Million Steps a Marine Platoon at War (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812980912
ISBN-10: 0812980913
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Into the Fire A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War
The Wrong War Grit Strategy and the Way Out of Afghanistan
2012 - The Wrong War Grit Strategy and the Way Out of Afghanistan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812980905
ISBN-10: 0812980905
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Village
2011 - The VIllage (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781452602882
ISBN-10: 1452602883
Genre: History
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The Strongest Tribe War Politics and the Endgame in Iraq
2009 - The Strongest Tribe War Politics and the Endgame in Iraq (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812978667
ISBN-10: 0812978668
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Pepperdogs A Novel
2007 - The Pepperdogs a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416577928
ISBN-10: 1416577920
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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No True Glory A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
2006 - No True Glory a Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780553383195
ISBN-10: 0553383191
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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No True Glory Fallujah and the Struggle in Iraq  A Frontline Account
No True Glory  A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
2005 - No True Glory a Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780553804027
ISBN-10: 0553804022
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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The March Up  Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines
2004 - The March Up Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553382693
ISBN-10: 0553382691
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Pepperdogs  A Novel
2003 - The Pepperdogs a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743456432
ISBN-10: 0743456432
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The March Up  Taking Baghdad With the 1st Marine Division
2003 - The March Up Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781844134250
ISBN-10: 1844134253
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The March Up  Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division
2003 - The March Up Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780553803761
ISBN-10: 055380376X
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.2/5 Stars.
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The Pepperdogs
2003 - The Pepperdogs [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786251957
ISBN-10: 0786251956
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Pepperdogs A Novel
2002 - The Pepperdogs a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743235891
ISBN-10: 0743235894
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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No True Glory A Frontline Account of the Battle for Falluja
No True Glory a Frontline Account of the Battle for Falluja (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781415924464
ISBN-10: 1415924465
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