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03 November 2011


I only read a few pages - that was enough.

I thought I wasn't going to be able to finish it either, Sarah. But I kind of liked the author. He seemed like a pragmatist stuck in a situation he didn't want to be in, and that's a perspective I can understand much more than the typically gung-ho military one. Although I recognize many military types are also stuck in situations they don't want to be in, worldwide.

I would imagine that it's a hard read to stomach.

Well, it is, Bybee, but it's a fast read and very accessible. People wouldn't need to read all boring and scholarly history or other nonfiction if they wanted to know about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan--this would pretty much take care of it. They should be reading it in schools, actually.

I also had too many books at home, so I returned it . . . true confessionl.

That'll happen. I thought I was going to have to return it unread because it was already overdue, but it was such a fast read I decided to finish it.

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