Personal narratives, British
Aug 12, 2008 — There are 100,000 private military contractors in Iraq. Mercenary John Geddes explains why he thinks this is a good thing. His new book Highway to Hell is an account of his experiences in Iraq as a soldier for hire.
Oct 24, 2006 — A slew of recently released books examine U.S. policy and military strategy behind the Iraq war. George Packer, author of 2005's highly acclaimed The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, reviews some of the latest titles.
Sep 14, 2006 — British-born Moazzam Begg was secretly abducted by U.S. forces and taken to Guantanamo Bay, where he spent nearly two years imprisoned as an enemy combatant of the United States. He was released in March 2005, and has now written a book about his time inside Guantanamo.
Aug 28, 2006 — British diplomat and journalist Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, and later wrote about the experience in a memoir. Stewart talks about the motivation for the perilous journey across the warn-torn nation, and also about his stint as a provincial governor in post-invasion Iraq.
Apr 20, 2006 — Cheryl, who listens to Bay Area member station KQED, recommends this memoir of growing up white in 1970s Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe].