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Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo

Dispatches from Taliban Country

Benjamin Tupper

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Description

"Raw, direct, and powerful...This work is vitally important." -Ken Stern, former CEO of National Public Radio

Benjamin Tupper takes us inside the intricacies of the war, opening up a unique and multifaceted view of Afghan culture and warfare, and illuminates the challenges of the war, vividly bringing to life both the mundane and the extraordinary and the search for a way forward.


Publishers Weekly Review

Aug 23, 2010 – This collection of blog entries that Captain Tupper wrote during his year-long deployment offers a scattershot view of the minutia of being deployed in Afghanistan rather than the munitions. In these short entries, Tupper covers such unexpected terrain as the importance of Pop-tarts (as a reward to local children for information), the value of a good haircut (which offers a rare female touch), and the differences between summer and winter warfare. He shares the many nicknames he's earned, such as Captain Prozac, Captain Care Bear, and Ring (short for ringworm), and jokes that importing Italian and Brazilian women to the country would cure sexually-frustrated Taliban soldiers, liberate repressed Afghani women, and ultimately end the war. Tupper hits a somewhat more resonant note when he ponders the careless but successful command mission that made him a hero, compared to his friend "Deg," who followed the rules and died anyway, leaving him with "a sense of remorse that maybe the wrong guy made it home." Once home, Tupper continues his blog, relaying the dissolution of his marriage with sobering tones and touches of the jargon ("We had to embrace the suck") that lends so much personality to this timely chronicle.

Customer Reviews

Great book!

A well done detailed look through the eyes of a warrior!

Mr

An excellent writing of personal war experiences by someone who volunteered to be "in the arena." Exactly the kind of person this country needs to maintain our integrity and direction. A true leader.

Great book written by the real deal!

I'm a Texas Army National Guardsmen next in line to go to Afgan. I have a unique opportunity to choose what I'm able to do while in country. I have always felt if I was called to go I wanted to do something to change the small chunk of world I was given. The role this author played during his tour was a position where he was able to do good things and I feel right or wrong made that place a little better. Sometimes I feel most people in the US have forgotten we are at war. They go about their daily lives not giving a second thought to what's happening in the war, to our fighting men and women. This author has given us, the ones allowed to sit on our comfortable sofas watching TV a glimpse of the real world where the need to just survive has been lost.

Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Military
  • Published: Jun 01, 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group US
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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