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I would recommend this book to people interested in understanding modern war.
I have found book form to be even more enjoyable, as I can now get my fill of bitter cynicism from the comfort of my couch and show others his work.
What I deeply appreciate about Dolan is that he writes simply, clearly and intelligently.
The war nerd does a great job of making war entertaining. The book made me laugh a lot but I also always felt like I was getting the inside scoop. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
Superb. Well-written. Original thinking.
Did I agree with everything that John Dolan (Aka Gary Brecher) wrote? Absolutely not. Read more
You may not agree with his assessments, but Brecher has an entertaining style that is unequaled.
Much of his work is posted online. Check him out before you buy. Read more
Words you won't read. Words you won't read. Words you won't read. Why doesn't Amazon let me just rate things without providing reviews?Published 18 months ago by scribble
As other reviewers have already remarked, this is not a scholarly work. The language used is frequently, shall we say, "colourful". Nevertheless Mr. Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by Argus
This is apparently written by an author who "called it" as regards the second gulf war. What it turns out to be is in fact a collection of columns that could be best described as... Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Ive always like to know history not in a dry manner, but with details and entertained writing. This happens in this book. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by Robert Jorgesen
A hilarious and informative book. Gary Brecher is a great writer.
Some of the material is obviously exaggerated for effect, but there is also a great deal of information... Read more
It is obvious from the book that Mr. Brecher is 'in Love with War', paradoxical as this may seem.
The best I can say about his 'essays' is that they could be classed in... Read more