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Combat and Other Shenanigans: Tales of the Absurd from a Deployment to Iraq by [Piers Platt]

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Selected Amazon Reviews:"I'm a bit of a military buff and I generally enjoy reading this type of work but this was VERY well done.""Brings back memories of my service in the 1960's...a good read.""A page-turning account...excellent insight into a new warfare and a tenacious enemy. Worth the time.""Excellent book in all respects, highest recommendation. Platt's good.""Hilarious and thought-provoking...pick it up, you won't be disappointed.""My father, my husband, and our oldest son all served in the Army...the stories they tell are a lot like these.""A good, realistic look at the war from a humorous perspective.""Every military veteran will find themselves nodding their head and then laughing.""I could not put this one down.""I literally did laugh out loud."

About the Author

Piers Platt earned his commission as a Lieutenant in the Army in 2002, and spent four years on active duty, including a year-long deployment to Iraq in 2004 as a tank and scout platoon leader with B Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th United States Cavalry Regiment - the "Quarterhorse."  He led over 200 combat patrols in the Sunni Triangle, and was named the Squadron Officer of the Year.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00INKEXNO
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 25, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 369 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 181 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 275 ratings

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Piers Platt is the New York Times bestselling author of "Combat and Other Shenanigans," a memoir of his year-long deployment to Iraq as a tank and scout platoon leader. Piers grew up in Boston, but spent most of his childhood in various boarding schools, including getting trained as a classical singer at a choir school for boys. He joined the Army in 2002, and spent four years on active duty.

When he's not writing or spending time with his lovely wife and daughter, Piers works as a strategy consultant in New York city.

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