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War Nerd
     

War Nerd

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by Gary Brecher
 

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Self-described war nerd Gary Brecher knows he’s not alone, that there’s a legion of fat, lonely Americans, stuck in stupid, paper-pushing desk jobs, who get off on reading about war because they hate their lives. But Brecher writes about war, too. War Nerd collects his most opinionated, enraging, enlightening, and entertaining pieces. Part war

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Self-described war nerd Gary Brecher knows he’s not alone, that there’s a legion of fat, lonely Americans, stuck in stupid, paper-pushing desk jobs, who get off on reading about war because they hate their lives. But Brecher writes about war, too. War Nerd collects his most opinionated, enraging, enlightening, and entertaining pieces. Part war commentator, part angry humorist àla Bill Hicks, Brecher inveighs against pieties of all stripes — Liberian generals, Dick Cheney, U.N. peacekeepers, the neo-cons — and the massive incompetence of military powers. A provocative free thinker, he finds much to admire in the most unlikely places, and not always for the most pacifistic reasons: the Tamil Tigers, the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Danes of 1,000 years ago, and so on, across the globe and through the centuries. Crude, scatological, un-P.C., yet deeply informed, Brecher provides a radically different, completely unvarnished perspective on the nature of warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979663680
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,365,227
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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War Nerd 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably not to everyone's taste, especially those who like Tom Clancy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First page said S@%#