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In the wicked satirical tradition of Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut, the adventures of two naval men follow America’s rise to global dominance as its military burns off excess testosterone, connives to justify its bloated budget, and prepares for the ultimate challenge—the War on Evil. Buddies Jack Hogan and Buzz Rucci joined the U.S. Navy to defend their country, but the...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Kunati Inc.
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Edward Branley
One of the things that my friends find paradoxical about me is that I love military history, military fiction, and good war stories, in spite of the fact that I'm a liberal, dKos reading (and worse, participating) DFH. I'm usually good about putting aside the personal politics of authors of military fiction, particularly the more knuckle-dragging types like Tom Clancy.

I'm part of the Diary Rescue team, which is a great way to get exposed to a wider range of Kossack diaries. I pick time slots to...more
Josephus FromPlacitas
Very readable, breezy, and somewhat addictive. Nowhere as brilliant as the military satires it name-drops (Catch-22, Slaughterhouse Five), and sometimes a little too "inside baseball" for me to get all the in-jokes, but not a bad novel. A few really good laughs in there.

I got a few of the references, like anyone can tell who Senator Prisoner of War was, but I don't know who Senator Tailhook was. Kent Leslie was obviously Wesley Clark, but who's Fix Felon?

A breezy read, but certainly not essenti...more
Really enjoyed the first section which follows just one character, but gave up after the story went Russian novel and started calling characters by multiple names. (Well, that was only one reason.)
Amusing book, probably funnier if you served in the Navy.
A little too close to home. Wow!
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