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Babies in Baghdad

Maureen Marshall Swingle (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-3790-2 ©2007
Price: $10.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 95 pages
Category/Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military

A First Cavalry Officer comes home alive after serving a mission in Iraq. His experience there continues to cause grief and pain intermingled with pride and great joy for his mother.

In her book Babies in Baghdad, the author addresses personal experiences common to today’s military families, yet not unfamiliar to all generations who have ever loved, lived with, or lost an American soldier. The mother of a young United States Army officer shares excerpts, stories, and insight with the reader about the passion, pain, pride, and fear associated with supporting a loved one who is serving the United States in the war on terror in Iraq. Her mission is to help those families that have yet to serve our country and those who have already suffered greatly through the death of their own children in Iraq. Babies in Baghdad refers not only to the babies born in Iraq, but to our own babies who have grown up to be soldiers that live and die for the protection of Iraqi children.

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Customer Reviews

  Wow! , 02/02/2007
Reviewer: Kathy Smith
My reaction is hard to put into words....that emotion is more one of a global type mother response which is anquish enough,but being in Swingle shoes as a parent, I don't know if I would've been able to muster the strength to cope on such a personal parental level without totally coming apart at some point. Your journal really drove it all home in an intimately personal way. I applaud you and am in awe!

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  A Journey of Love and Faith , 02/17/2007
Reviewer: Marjorie Oleson
Opening your heart by sharing your journey of love and faith helped me sense the deep pain you and others, especially mothers, experience when loved ones, especially one's own children, are in harm's way. Thank you for heartfelt writing that sensitized and challenged me regarding issues of war and needs of those suffering effects of war.

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  Babies in Baghdad , 02/22/2007
Reviewer: J. Lacretia
I really am blown away by the emotion and feeling that this book depicts. I could definitely connect with them and I am really impressed by the author's story. I really enjoyed reading it and I couldn't put it down once I started it.

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  Love & Tears , 02/23/2007
Reviewer: Dorothy Roth
Ms. Swingle has captured a mother's anguish at sending a child to war; & the love & faith that got her through their time apart. This book compelled me to hug my sons & pray for an end to the death of our babies- American & Iraqi.

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  A Mother's Love , 03/01/2007
Reviewer: Michele Leubner
Babies in Baghdad -- an appropriate title to be sure! We recognize and respect these fine soldiers, many of them parents also, but forever in a mother's heart they are "my baby." Kudos to Maureen Swingle for sharing her thoughts and personal journal with us, for sharing the strength of her faith and passing that strength on to her son, Captain Swingle. Capitalizing on an opportunity to help other mother's children through donations of clothes, blankets and personal care items Swingle has shown the depth of a mothers love for all babies in Baghdad.

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