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My war : killing time in Iraq

Author: Colby Buzzell
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like many of his generation, Colby Buzzell was jumping from one dead-end job to another, a paycheck away from moving back home. He spent his time skateboarding and killing as many brain cells as humanly possible. Tired of the monotony, he found himself in front of an army recruiter. Within months he was in Iraq, a machine gunner in the controversial Stryker Brigade Combat Team, an army unit on the cutting edge of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Colby Buzzell; Colby Buzzell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colby Buzzell
ISBN: 0399153276 9780399153273
OCLC Number: 60321729
Awards: Winner of Lulu Blooker Prize: Overall Winner 2007
Winner of Lulu Blooker Prize: Non-Fiction 2007
Description: 358 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Colby Buzzell.
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Like many of his generation, Colby Buzzell was jumping from one dead-end job to another, a paycheck away from moving back home. He spent his time skateboarding and killing as many brain cells as humanly possible. Tired of the monotony, he found himself in front of an army recruiter. Within months he was in Iraq, a machine gunner in the controversial Stryker Brigade Combat Team, an army unit on the cutting edge of combat technology, and the first of its kind. This is the startlingly honest story of a young man and a war: trapped amid "guerrilla warfare, urban-style" in Mosul, Buzzell was struck by the bizarre, absurd, often frightening world surrounding him. He began writing an online web log describing the war as he experienced it. As the popularity of his "blog" grew, Buzzell became the embedded reporter the army couldn't control. --From publisher description.

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