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Written over six years, The Ghosts of Babylon is the debut poetry anthology of former Army Ranger and private security contractor Jonathan Baxter. Drawing on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, this collection explores themes of war, love, ugliness, and beauty against the timeless backdrop of ancient locales.


"The Ghosts of Babylon is as close to the fight as you can be

without wearing armor."

Leo Jenkins, Army Ranger medic

Bestselling author of Lest We Forget and First Train Out of Denver


"History books yet to be written about the War on Terror


will rely on these verses."


Marty Skovlund, Jr. Army Ranger, filmmaker, journalist


Bestselling author of Violence of Action

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