Waiting for War

Waiting for War

by Jimmy Brokaw

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Overview

During the fall of 2002, tens of thousands of American troops were stationed in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, waiting for a war nobody was sure would come at all. This is the story of one such soldier. Specialist Hoffman is crazy, and he knows it. But that's not enough to get him out of the desert. His roommate extended his orders because he enjoys the extra combat pay. His other roommate is an aircraft mechanic, assigned to a tank maintenance facility due to an ancient clerical error. Together, the three experience some hilarious adventures while waiting for war.

(Note: Book contains strong adult language. You know, like the Army.)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032964612
Publisher: Hedgie Press
Publication date: 12/30/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 217 KB

About the Author

Jimmy Brokaw is currently serving as a United States Naval Officer. He wrote this book over the course of three overseas deployments, including a tour in the Middle East prior to the second Gulf War. This is his first published book, and draws heavily on the influences of other war satires, especially those of Joseph Heller and Hans Hellmut Kirst. He is married with one son.

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Waiting for War 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wrote better essays in the 7th grade. Don't waste your time.
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Tahoe-Skier More than 1 year ago
Not an easy read. Just couldn't get in going. Might want to pass on this one.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
For anyone who has stood in line, formed up, fell out, hurried to wait, waited to hurry, went to mess, messed up and been messed with in the Armed Services (whew), you'll enjoy this book. A literate light-hearted view of noncombat boredom -- and one man's unconventional way to cope. Insanity. -- Diane J. Newton, award winning author of suspense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A witty military satire of fine form, Waiting for War tells the story of Specialist Hoffman, a crazy young serviceman stuck in the middle of the Kuwaiti desert in fall 2002. Farcical events and hilarious characters combine to shape a tale which is both highly entertaining and moderately insightful.