Deployments in the Army suck. No two ways about it. You're away from friends, loved ones, and most of all anything resembling civilization. This one wasn't looking any different from what Sergeant Jebidiah Notch could tell. Yes, Jebidiah. Don't get hung up on the name. It's a sore point. Anyways, as soon as everyone was off the bus the end of the world starts. There's a saying a lot of military men like. You can pry my weapon from my cold, dead, hands. That might just come sooner than anyone thought. Yup, deployments suck. A total SNAFU just like normal but hey, that's just another day in the Army.
The first in the Nutshell Notes series, Afghanistan in a Nutshell was introduced in October 2001, only a month after the terrorist attack on U.S. cities. It was listed on the LA Times bestseller list soon after. Afghanistan in a Nutshell includes chapters on the Taliban, Islam, Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan's foreign relations (with Pakistan, Iran and the United States) and answers some of the basic questions about terrorism, opium, Afghan women, oil, art and al Qaeda.
This eclectic collection of short narratives evokes a variety of emotions: romance, joy, sorrow, tears, chuckles, moans, surprise, rage, inspiration, delight and awe. Some are award winning. Others were simply created out of the author's entertaining knack of getting to the point quickly without sacrificing impact. Reader's universally agree reading this book is a unique and unprecedented trip into prosaic brevity; well worth their time. For sure, you'll be reading it SHORTLY!
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