Based on Gallagher’s extraordinarily popular blog, Kaboom is at turns hilarious, maddening, and terrifying,” providing raw and insightful snapshots of a conflict many Americans have lost interest in” (Washington Post). Like Anthony Swofford’s Jarhead, Gallagher’s Kaboom resonates with stoic detachment and timeless insight into a war that we are still trying to understand.
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The Army pulled the plug on the blog in June 2008 after Mr. Gallagher posted an account of how he had turned down a promotion to a staff position in order to stay with his men—or, rather, he mentioned that news as part of a hilarious rant about Army injustices, pitch-perfect for the millennium ge...Mar 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Kaboom
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Similar to other memorable wartime remembrances, Gallagher provides compelling accounts of the sacrifices made by the military, while questioning the purpose of war, especially the Iraq War, which was fought without a home front, or as expressed on a Porta-Potty wall: “America isn’t at war.Apr 15 2010 | Read Full Review of Kaboom
This is a cracking book detailing the author’s experiences as a US Cavalry Platoon Leader just outside Baghdad over fifteen months from late 2007 to early 2009, encapsulating the change in US policy as directed by Pertraeus and then continued by Odierno.Apr 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Kaboom
Ms Tomlinson has never been in the military or close to war and doesn’t understand that this is not a book about war but a book about soldier’s relationships in war.Apr 26 2010 | Read Full Review of Kaboom
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