9780306819674

Kaboom : Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306819674

  • ISBN10:

    0306819678

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/12/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

Based on Captain Matt Gallagher's controversial and popular blog, which the U.S. Army shut down in June 2008, Kaboomis a sardonic, unnerving, one-of-a-kind Iraq war memoir. "At turns hilarious, maddening and terrifying," providing "raw and insightful snapshots of conflict" ( Washington Post), Kaboomresonates with stoical detachment from and timeless insight into a war that we are still trying to understand.

Author Biography

Matt Gallagher joined the U.S. Army in 2005 and received a commission in the armored cavalry. Following a fifteen-month deployment in Iraq, Captain Gallagher left the army in 2009. Originally from Reno, Nevada, he now lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. ix
Introloguep. xi
The Red, the White, and the Emo: (or American Boy Escapes) Winter 2007-2008p. 1
Embrace the Suck: (or Narrative of a Counterinsurgent) Spring 2008p. 57
iWar: (or The Lost Summer) Summer 2008p. 123
Across the River and Far Away: (or Redemption's Grunt) Autumn 2008p. 191
Stepsons of Iraq: (or A Short-timer's Promenade) Winter 2008-2009p. 239
Exit Strategyp. 289
Acknowledgmentsp. 293
Indexp. 295
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