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My War : Killing Time in Iraq
by Colby Buzzell


Overview - An underemployed, skateboarding party animal, Colby Buzzell traded a dead-end future for the army--and ended up as a machine gunner in Iraq. To make sense of the absurd and frightening events surrounding him, he started writing a blog about the war--and how it differed from the government's official version.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An underemployed, skateboarding party animal, Colby Buzzell traded a dead-end future for the army--and ended up as a machine gunner in Iraq. To make sense of the absurd and frightening events surrounding him, he started writing a blog about the war--and how it differed from the government's official version. But as his blog's popularity grew, Buzzell became the embedded reporter the Army couldn't control--despite its often hilarious efforts to do so.

The result is an extraordinary narrative, rich with unforgettable scenes: the Iraqi woman crying uncontrollably during a raid on her home; the soldier too afraid to fight; the troops chain-smoking in a guard tower and counting tracer rounds; the first, fierce firefight against the "men in black." Drawing comparisons to everything from Charles Bukowski to Catch-22, My War depicts a generation caught in a complicated and dangerous world--and marks the debut of a raw, remarkable new voice.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780425211366
  • ISBN-10: 0425211363
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: September 2006
  • Page Count: 358
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.06 x 6.1 x 0.99 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Military
Books > History > Military - Iraq War (2003-2011)
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs

 
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