IN THE MAIL: Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence’s Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo.

UPDATE: A reader asks if U.S. troops get as much credit in the book as they got in this contemporaneous news story. I’m not sure, but he thinks the Amazon listing downplays the troops’ role. However, there’s this: “What follows is a truly remarkable book, as Anthony pulled strings, made connections (legal and illegal), sweet-talked bureaucrats, and made miracles happen as he, with the help of the American military, brought the Baghdad Zoo back from the brink.”