Fobbit

Product Number: EB00641006
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9780802194084
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Fobbit u-bit\, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative. In the satirical tradition of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H, Fobbit takes us into the chaotic world of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base Triumph. The Forward Operating base, or FOB, is like the back-office of the battlefield - where people eat and sleep, and where a lot of soldiers have what looks suspiciously like a desk job. Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions, and a lot of the senior staff are more concerned about getting to the chow hall in time for the Friday night all-you-can-eat seafood special than worrying about little things like military strategy. Darkly humorous and based on the author's own experiences in Iraq, Fobbit is a fantastic debut that shows us a behind-the-scenes portrait of the real Iraq war.

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Author(s): David Abrams
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2012

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Author(s): David Abrams
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number DD20571
Released: Sep 10, 2012
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452609553
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Author(s): David Abrams
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number Z100099651
Released: Jul 20, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452629551

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