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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan - John R. Bruning A very revealing look at what the war in Afghanistan is really like (or was). By turns revealing, gripping, enraging and saddening, it's a poignant chronicle of young men in a difficult place.Unfortunately, at times the writer (the book is a collaboration between Sean Parnell [the soldier] and John R. Bruning [the writer]) attempts to get too literary, and it interferes with the narrative. Fortunately, it happens infrequently, and the book's grittiest passages read more authentically for it.One caution; these are grunts in a war, so don't expect a lot of high-zoot philosophy or thoughtful examinations of the larger geopolitical landscape -- this is the real, unprettified thing. Overall, the book isn't a masterpiece, but it does hold its own among the flood of war memoirs.