Ali, a contemporary boy in Baghdad, loves calligraphy and, just as his hero, Yakut, did in the 13th century, finds creating beauty to be a refuge from the trials of war. Stylized collage illustrations evoke the elegance of Arabic art.
It’s against rules, but a Marine befriends an Iraqi wild dog that steadfastly follows his unit in the desert. Inviting photos include the machines and landscape of a soldier’s daily life and warmly depict a true story that ends happily.
It's 2003 and Robin Perry, nephew of Ritchie, the central character in Fallen Angels, wants to do something for his country. When he joins the army, he learns that Operation Iraqi Freedom is more similar to his uncle's Vietnam War than he expected.