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A moving new memoir about survival, family, and a humanizing insight into the individuals who fight the nation’s wars.
Baghdaddy is Bill Riley’s award-winning memoir: an honest and colorful depiction of his journey through a turbulent, abusive youth and into a challenging adulthood in intelligence analysis, communications, and supporting special operations. In his time overseas he faced harsh realities of the politics of war, the consequences of military actions, and the challenge of “attempting to rebuild a country while its own people are trying to kill you.”
This very human account of living in some of the least humane environments delivers the message that no matter how different we seem, we are all trying to make the best of life and learn how to be the best versions of ourselves.
This memoir was vetted and approved by the Office of National Intelligence for public release.
Baghdaddy is a 2019 Military Writers Society of America Multiple Award Winner: Founder’s Award for Standout Book of 2019, and Gold Medal Winner in the Memoir Category
“. . . wit, a slightly twisted sense of humor . . . and evocative imagery… it’s an amusing, often exciting war memoir that readers of the genre will enjoy.”
“The narrative truly fixes images into the mind and heart of the reader—a well written human experience, not just a war memoir.”
—Military Writers Society of America
“A compelling and well-crafted combination of history and autobiography.”
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Market samples: Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Seattle, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco
Author Hometown: Eagle, ID