Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the terrorist attacks that took place in New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001 and the declaration of war between the United States and Iraq in March of 2003. How many people were killed in the terrorist attacks? What were the objectives of the war in Iraq when it first began? How did the 9/11 attacks influence Private Perry’s decision to join the military?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the Civil Affairs unit within the Army and the objectives of the CA unit in the War in Iraq. What objectives does Captain Coles lay out for the CA unit in Chapter 1? How do these objectives change in the course of the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the character of Private Robin Perry as the narrator and protagonist of the novel. How would you describe Private Perry’s narrative and language style? Do you find this character...
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