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by Matt Gallagher


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306819674
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
466,451
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Overview


Based on Captain Matt Gallagher's controversial and popular blog, which the U.S. Army shut down in June 2008, Kaboom is a sardonic, unnerving, one-of-a-kind Iraq war memoir. "At turns hilarious, maddening and terrifying," providing "raw and insightful snapshots of conflict" (Washington Post), Kaboom resonates with stoical detachment from and timeless insight into a war that we are still trying to understand.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Military Review, March/April 2011

“Insightful, colorful, and at times irreverent…An excellent snapshot of a junior officer embroiled in a counterinsurgency fight…An exceptionally engaging read.”

Entertainment Weekly Online, 4/7/11

“Simultaneously blisteringly funny and dead serious.”
 

Smoke, April 2011
“A sardonic, unnerving, one-of-a-kind Iraq war memoir…Kaboom resonates with stoical detachment from and timeless insight into a war that we are still trying to understand.”

 
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 5/13/11

“Gallagher's writing is raw and uncensored, and also very good. In the midst of a war we're still struggling to understand, it's a privilege to understand very well at least one person's part in it.”

WomanAroundTown.com, 6/5/11

“Irreverent, terrifying, and very humorous, Gallagher’s book will make some people angry, and will validate the suppositions of others.”

Bangkok Post (Thailand), 8/14/11
“Gallagher’s compelling work…offers the reader an unfiltered, brutally honest look into the life of a young lieutenant struggling to bring some semblance of security and stability to a very unsecure and unstable place.”
 

Portland Book Review, 9/17/11
“Gallagher’s unbridled candor recounting his time in Iraq is shocking, frightening and at times, deals with the mundane rigors of army life, but is ultimately to be commended…A compelling read… Kaboom allows the reader to ride alongside an officer’s day to day life in a war zone.”
 
SmallWarsJournal.com, 9/19/11
“Gallagher’s Kaboom, simply stated, will likely be remembered as the quintessential memoir of his generation’s combat experiences, particularly in Iraq.  Not only does it successfully combine the finest authorial innovations of blogging with finest aspects of traditional memoir writing, but it easily and slyly avoids the traps of each as well.  It is unabashedly self-centered and self-aware, but manages to sound anything but self-absorbed.  It is full of pop culture references, clever writing, and the cynicism that accompanies his generation without sounding for a second like it is contrived or flimsy. In a word, his work is authentic, a rendering of wartime experiences that has been experienced by nearly his entire generation of warriors but has not been matched by his generation of writers…Mostly, though, this is just a beautifully written book that speaks for many who share Gallagher’s experiences.”

Blogcritics.org, 2/13/12
“Gallagher pins down the modern-day experience of war and its maze of contradictions…A gutsy, keenly observed tale.”

New York Times, 12/25/14
“Radiate[s] a powerful you-are-there immediacy. Mr. Gallagher’s book underscores his love of language, acquired as an avid reader, and his elastic voice as a writer—his ability to move effortlessly between the earnest and the irreverent, the thoughtful and the comic.”

Library Journal, 12/31/15
“The moving, transformational journey of party “bro” Gallagher who turns compassionate lieutenant.”

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