War Nerd (Google eBook)

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Soft Skull Press, Mar 1, 2009 - History - 328 pages
17 Reviews
Self-described war nerd Gary Brecher knows he’s not alone, that there’s a legion of fat, lonely Americans, stuck in stupid, paper-pushing desk jobs, who get off on reading about war because they hate their lives. But Brecher writes about war, too. War Nerd collects his most opinionated, enraging, enlightening, and entertaining pieces. Part war commentator, part angry humorist àla Bill Hicks, Brecher inveighs against pieties of all stripes — Liberian generals, Dick Cheney, U.N. peacekeepers, the neo-cons — and the massive incompetence of military powers. A provocative free thinker, he finds much to admire in the most unlikely places, and not always for the most pacifistic reasons: the Tamil Tigers, the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Danes of 1,000 years ago, and so on, across the globe and through the centuries. Crude, scatological, un-P.C., yet deeply informed, Brecher provides a radically different, completely unvarnished perspective on the nature of warfare.
  

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Originally exposed to the writer via his blog. - Goodreads
John Dolan (Brecher) is the Bukowski of war writing. - Goodreads
But his earlier writing is not to be discounted. - Goodreads

Review: The War Nerd

User Review  - Dan Lett - Goodreads

John Dolan (Brecher) is the Bukowski of war writing. This book is unblinkered, unabashed, overwhelmingly true, yet seasoned with judicious traces of romanticism and bullshit. Among the most ... Read full review

Review: The War Nerd

User Review  - Ian Shadwell - Goodreads

Brecher has transcended his "war game" persona in recent work, which is for the best. But his earlier writing is not to be discounted. There is something oddly satisfying in seeing a writer so deeply ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
THE COMEBACK TOUR
THE BIG HATE MASSACRES PAID YOUR MORTGAGE DUDE
YOU WANT ANARCHY?
KILLER CESSNASANDCRAZY SWEDES
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Gary Brecher is a data-entry clerk in Fresno, CA. HIs Wikipedia entry indicates there is some dispute as to whether he is real, or the name is a pseudonym.

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