Can't Give This War Away Three Iraqi Summers of Change and Conflict
by Nathan Webster
As a freelance photojournalist, and US Army veteran, Nathan Webster embedded alongside US soldiers of the 82nd Airborne and 25th Infantry in Iraq several times spanning spans the summers of 2007's last-ditch "surge" strategy, the 2008 reconciliation with former Iraqi tribal foes, and the 2009 slow march to the finish line, as soldiers often frustratingly hand the mission over to Iraqi government forces. The 160-page, full-color book,"Can't Give This War Away: Three Iraqi Summers of Change and Conflict," documents this time Nathan spent with soldiers overseas, and some of the missions and moments they experienced, and perspectives they attained. Nathan S. Webster is a former noncommissioned officer in the US Army and a veteran of 1991's Operation Desert Storm. His Iraq reporting has appeared in dozens of newspapers nationwide.
This book is now available for purchase at $85. The book is not truly 'published' by a mainstream publisher. This 160-page professionally printed, photo-heavy book has been designed, written and photographed entirely by the author, Nathan Webster. Soldiers featured in the book can order a special edition using my photos of them. That edition is $85 from Nathan directly - so email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about it.
Nathan is using this self-produced book to try and generate interest from agents and publishers to tell these stories to a nationwide audience, just as he did with his newspaper reporting and photography.
Since it's self-designed and not mass-produced, this book is expensive - much more than you would pay for a similar book in a bookstore! But for every two books he is able to sell this way, he can produce a third book that we can then send to publishers and agents, as he continues to try and tell these soldier's stories. So your purchase directly supports independent journalism - while providing you the reader with up-close stories and photographs of soldiers at war. If you like the excerpts, our hope is that you will purchase the full book.