Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War
- Author: Matt Gallagher
- Publisher: Da Capo Press
- Published: April 2011
- ISBN-10: 0306819678
- ISBN-13: 9780306819674
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2010
- Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
Lt. Gallagher arrived in Iraq in 2007 and promptly started to blog about it; his site became widely read by soldiers. It was ordered shut down in 2008 but was part of the cultural shift that by the next year embraced blogging by soldiers. Here, his exceptional narrative technique makes the soldier in-group cant both believable and coherent; his relentless pursuit of sanity in the midst of a chaotic storm of IEDs, policy changes, sheiks, civilians, and baffling missions makes this blog-based memoir an exciting read reminiscent of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead.
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