Julie Dermansky’s Dispatches From Iraq: Five Months As An Embedded Journalist, originally published as blog entries, is now in book form with additional images and a forward by the artist. Dermansky followed a group of the Louisiana National Guard MPs, members of Task Force Gator, from New Orleans to Iraq to document them in action. What began as a three-week trip turned into a five-month odyssey. Her coverage expanded to include the work of the U. S. Army, The British Armed Forces and the Iraqi military. Her work offers a personal perspective on Iraq’s transition from war zone back to sovereign nation and insight into what it is like to be an embedded journalist."The best way to learn about war is to go to one," according to Dermansky. Her firsthand account of her experience focuses on details news articles leave out. She documents soldiers’ everyday experiences and her own, presenting a fresh look at the war in Iraq. 320 color images!