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My War
By Colby Buzzell

My War

Killing Time in Iraq

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My War by Colby Buzzell

Book Awards

  • Winner of Lulu Blooker Prize: Non-Fiction 2007.
  • Winner of Lulu Blooker Prize: Overall Winner 2007.

Book Description

'Once we passed the checkpoint at the border, it hit me. I was like, Holy Shit, this is it, I'm entering a combat zone. Cool!' At twenty-six Colby Buzzell, unemployed and living at home, decided to join the US Army. 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. Trapped amid 'guerrilla warfare, urban-style' in Mosul, Iraq, Buzzell was struck by the bizarre and often frightening world surrounding him. He began writing a blog describing the war - not as being reported by CNN or official briefings - but as experienced by the soldier on the ground. His story is a brutally honest and hard-hitting account of the absurdities of modern war. These are the real stories of the war: a firefight where the resistance came from 'men in black'; a night spent chain-smoking in the guard tower counting the tracer bullets being fired over the city; and the hesitation of a young soldier who had been passed around from platoon to platoon because he was too afraid to fight. My War is a powerful story of a young man and a war, unlike any you have read before.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552154376
ISBN-10: 0552154377
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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My War by Colby Buzzell My War, Paperback / softback (May 2012)

Trapped amid "guerrilla warfare, urban-style" in Mosul, Iraq, Buzzell was struck by the bizarre, absurd, often frightening world surrounding him. He began writing an online web log describing the war--not as it was being reported by CNN or in briefings on Capitol Hill, but as he experienced it.

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Author Biography - Colby Buzzell

Before enlisting in the army at age twenty-six, Colby Buzzell lived in the San FranciscoBay area. He served for two years, including about a year in Iraq, and now lives in Los Angeles.

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