Have you ever wondered what was really going on in Iraq in 2004? No Place To Hide by W. Lee Warren is an autobiography telling that very story. The story of what the war was like in Iraq in 2004.
Dr. Warren was deployed to the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital at Joint Base Balad, Iraq in the winter of 2004. But nothing could prepare him for what he would experience or what his life would be like for the next 120 days. There was constant mortar attacks, harsh environmental condition, life and death decisions, violence, death, equipment shortages. The chances of being exposed to those things here in the United States in a life time are slim, but these were the very things that faced Dr. Warren on a daily basis.
Dr. Warren was a brain surgeon. His job was to try to put those injured soldiers back together before sending them home. But American’s were not his only patients. He had Iraqi soldiers, Iraqi civilians injured in the cross fire or just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and terrorists. He was a surgeon. He did not get to choose who he want to work on and when. His job was put back together no matter who it was. As a result of this stress, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) slowly developed years after returning home.
It took me a few chapters to get into the book and understand what was happening. Once I got into it though, I could not put it down. Reading about what happened over Iraq was eye opening and gave me a greater incite and understanding to what those who go overseas to war experience. I have friends and family that have been overseas and knowing what they may have experienced has helped me to understand them better.
I found No Place To Hide a well-written autobiography and would recommend this book to older teens and adults. There are some verbal graphic parts in the book but it necessary for you to gain a fuller understanding.
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