Baghdad Express: A Gulf War Memoir

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Penguin Books, Oct 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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This innovative memoir - simultaneously terrifying and hilarious, equal parts 'Catch-22' and 'Catcher in the rye' - explores both the absurdities of war and the necessity of accepting our flawed world of shadows. With expansive humanity and profane grace, Turnipseed finds the real-world answers to his philosophical questions and reaches the hardest peace for any young man to achieve - with himself.

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

Hard core marines would probably not approve of this book. Because as a marine, Turnipseed is something less than gung-ho. His approach to the military life is much too casual. Of course he's telling ... Read full review

Baghdad express: a Gulf War memoir

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Humans are multifaceted, yet we tend to view each other in one dimension. We expect a college philosophy major to expound the ideas of Plato and an enlisted marine to focus on more worldly matters ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Turnipseed served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in the Sixth Motor Transport Battalion of the U.S. Marine Corps during the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. Currently he is an executive at a technology company.

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