Friday, May 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Combat by @piersplatt

History/Biography/Memoir

Date Published: February 25, 2014

War is hell…but sometimes it’s also funny as hell.
Combat and Other Shenanigans is Lieutenant Piers Platt’s firsthand account of his year as a cavalry platoon leader in Iraq. Wry, action-packed, and poignant,Combat and Other Shenanigans is the absurd-but-true story of the antics the world’s finest soldiers get up to when no one high-ranking is watching.


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My Review
The title makes you think it may be a bit more of the darker side of the military but Piers Platt manages to create an enjoyable, witty, and humorous account of his experiences. I think that this novel can be enjoyed by just about anyone. No matter if you have been in the armed forces, had a loved one in the armed forces, or are just interested to get an inside look as to what may go on in the armed forces.


Piers Platt grew up in Boston, but spent most of his childhood in various boarding schools, including getting trained as a classical singer at a choir school for boys. He joined the Army in 2002, and spent four years on active duty, including a year-long deployment to Iraq in 2004 as a tank and scout platoon leader.
He now works as a marketing strategy consultant in New York city, when he's not spending time with his lovely wife and daughter.
Twitter: @piersplatt


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