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Buzzell, Colby

Overview
Works: 7 works in 25 publications in 4 languages and 1,348 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Fiction  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Colby Buzzell
 
Most widely held works by Colby Buzzell
My war : killing time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colby Buzzell var 26 år, arbejdsløs og besluttede sig for at gå ind i den amerikanske hær. I løbet af få måneder var han på plads som maskingeværskytte i Irak. Han fandt hele situationen skræmmende og bizar og begyndte at skrive en blog, hvor han fortalte om sine oplevelser
Ammazzare il tempo in Iraq by Colby Buzzell( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in America : a dead-end journey by Colby Buzzell( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Colby Buzzell has always been a loner. An autodidact who never went to college, he was dubbed "the voice of a generation" by Robert Kurson for his daring and critically acclaimed book, My War: Killing Time in Iraq. Half a decade later, overwhelmed by the birth of his son and the death of his mother, Buzzell finds himself rudderless. Desperate to escape the constraints of his postwar existence, he packs his things, gets in the car, and, for five months, drives across America'no map, no destination. In his 1965 Mercury Comet, Buzzell travels through the bowels of a country steeped in economic turmoil and political malaise. With a bottle of whisky in one hand and a pack of cigarettes in the other, he takes us on a tour of big-box stores, grimy gas stations, abandoned warehouses, strip clubs, and flophouses. He captures the distinct voices and vivid stories of a forgotten America'Cheyenne, Omaha, Salt Lake City, Des Moines, Detroit, and San Francisco's Tenderloin. Buzzell unearths America's bones in all their beauty and starkness. And like the veterans of Hemingway's Lost Generation, he struggles to reconcile his wanderlust with his responsibilities as a man and a father. Lost in America is a stunning account of the ravages of war on one individual. It also reveals deep truths about a more universal journey: the struggle to find our place in the world'without a map
My war : kiling time in iraq by Colby Buzzell( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Fire and forget : short stories from the long war by Matt Gallagher( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unprecedented collection of hard-hitting, poignant short stories written by thirteen young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
 
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My war : killing time in Iraq
Alternative Names
Colby Buzzell American blogger

Colby Buzzell Amerikaans schrijver

Colby Buzzell amerikansk författare

Colby Buzzell amerikansk skribent

Colby Buzzell scrittore statunitense

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Lost in America : a dead-end journeyMy war : killing time in Iraq