13 Best Iraq War Biographies

List Updated April 2020

Bestselling Iraq War Biographies in 2020


Foxtrot in Kandahar: A Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the Inception of America’s Longest War

Foxtrot in Kandahar: A Memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the Inception of America’s Longest War
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Combat and Other Shenanigans: Tales of the Absurd from a Deployment to Iraq

Combat and Other Shenanigans: Tales of the Absurd from a Deployment to Iraq
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi

The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
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The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior

The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • SCRIBNER

No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Long Journey Home from the Iraq War

No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Long Journey Home from the Iraq War
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

The Iraq War

The Iraq War
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American War

Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Ice Man, Captain America, and the New Face of American War
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

The Long Road Home (TV Tie-In): A Story of War and Family

The Long Road Home (TV Tie-In): A Story of War and Family
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • William Morrow Company

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Service: A Navy SEAL at War

Service: A Navy SEAL at War
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Back Bay Books

On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story

On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

The Best Movies About Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee: Biographies, Documentaries & Instructional Films Are Essential Bruce Lee Viewing

There are loads of movies on Bruce Lee's life and his martial arts skills. These films stand out as some of the best ever produced on the kung-fu legend.

Similar to other Hollywood stars dying while still in youthful prime, Lee became an icon. Like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean or Elvis Presley, his death at 33, keeps him forever young and electrically gymnastic in his classic action films. An Asian superstar while alive, Lee morphed into a true global icon and he's now synonymous with martial arts.

There are many films chronicling his life and incomparable fighting prowess. Sifting through them is time consuming. Following are the best on Lee's life, his legend and most of all his eye popping fighting style.

Bruce Lee: The Legend (1977)

Produced by Raymond Chow, Lee's producing partner on Lee's Return of The Dragon and Fists Of Fury, this is a well produced documentary with plenty of footage of Bruce Lee's films, along with his screen test, interviews with friends, co-stars and training partners. Generous clips of Bruce Lee as a boy acting in Chinese movies alongside his father actor Hoi-Chuen Lee is just one of the many highlights of the documentary.

Bruce Lee: The Man, The Myth (1978)

This biography is light viewing at only 70 mins, but it hits most of the big points of Lee's mythic rise to fame and fortune. Bruce Lee look-alike actor Bruce Li has the look and the moves and while the movie tends to sensationalize some aspect of Lee's life, it more than delivers on well done fight scenes and overall fun factor.

Bruce Lee: The Curse Of The Dragon (1993)

Narrated by Japanese American actor George Takei (Sulu) of Star Trek fame, this is touted as "The True Story Behind The Man And The Legend." Directed by Fred Weintraub who produced Lee's kung-fu masterpiece Enter The Dragon, the film showcases generous behind the scenes clips of Lee's movies, interviews with friends like James Coburn and Chuck Norris and great recollections by Brandon Lee, Bruce's son who's own Hollywood career was cut short, when he also died well before his time.

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

This lavishly produced biography stars Jason Scott Lee - no relation to Bruce - and Lauren Holly as Lee's wife Linda. Directed by Rob Cohen, with a beautiful sense of style as he merges Chinese myth with American history, the movie is as rousing as it is visually appealing. As Lee battles racial prejudice in Hollywood and his own personal life, we see how much the real kung-fu master had to overcome to transform himself into a global fighting movies superstar.

Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000)

John Little directed this documentary on Lee's life and lifelong struggle with a true fighting style - what Lee called "honestly expressing oneself." It boasts never before seen footage of his last incomplete film, Game Of Death. The chief joy here is seeing thrilling fight scenes originally shot by Lee in a more pure form as the cut and paste job done with the theatrical version released. It's a bittersweet cinematic journey, since it truly underscores what a keen master Bruce Lee was as martial artist and also a vibrant film maker.

Bruce Lee: Path Of The Dragon (2001)

Narrated by Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, this is a loving tribute to Bruce fully approved by the Bruce Lee estate. Though running only 44 mins in length, the production is chock full of great clips of Lee sparring at home and interviews with friends and associates like Enter The Dragon co-star John Saxon.

Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do (2001)

Also approved by the Bruce Lee estate, this is clever instructional film composed of clips from Lee's movies and narrated by Brandon Lee and Bruce Lee himself. By using interview audio clips or home movie snippets, director Walt Missingham has created an always entertaining look into the basic mechanics of the fighting style Lee created and dubbed Jeet Kune Do (Way Of The Intercepting Fist). Fans will thoroughly enjoy seeing classic Bruce Lee fight scenes and how they related to Lee's own real life fighting style and combat philosophy.

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