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The Resource Fobbit, David Abrams

Fobbit, David Abrams

Label
Fobbit
Title
Fobbit
Statement of responsibility
David Abrams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fobbit 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 an office 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
Summary
At Foreward Operating Base Triumph, a combat-avoiding staff sergeant named Chance Gooding spends his time composing press releases that spin grim events into statements more palatable to the public
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
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10141139
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1963-
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Abrams, David
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • United States
  • Military bases, American
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Target audience
adult
Label
Fobbit, David Abrams
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051285848
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9781846557217
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Fobbit, David Abrams
Publication
Control code
000051285848
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9781846557217
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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