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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Benjamin Tupper Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Captain Benjamin Tupper spent a year in Afghanistan in an Embedded Training Team, tasked with training, leading in combat, and mentoring the Afghan Army to victory against the brutal Taliban. Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Tupper’s dispatches were posted on the blog “The Sandbox” and broadcast on NPR, bringing vivid snapshots of America’s longest ongoing war to a wide audience back home.

Here, he takes us inside the intricacies of the war, opening up a unique and multifaceted view of both Afghan culture and the daily life of an American soldier. From the rush of gunfire to surreal, euphoric moments of cross-cultural understanding, this emotional and thought-provoking narrative is rich with humor, eloquence, and contradiction. Deeply personal and darkly funny, Tupper illuminates the challenges of the war, vividly bringing to life both the mundane and the extraordinary and seeking a way forward.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James Bordonaro | 7/17/2013

    " It has an interesting take on the war "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brenda S | 7/2/2013

    " A local author from CNY "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Teresa | 2/8/2013

    " This a compilation of blogs written by Benjamin Tupper. If you want to know what war really is all about, read this book. His blogs and insights are excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Roadhouse | 6/11/2012

    " This book is a collection of short stories from American soldiers in Afghanistan, and has many interesting tid bits. Did you know that, thanks to the US Military, Afghanistan is awash in Pop Tarts? Also did you know that an Afghanny kid will sell out the Taliban for a Pop Tart? "

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About the Author

Benjamin Tupper received the Bronze Star and Combat Infantrymen Badge for his service in Afghanistan. He currently lives with his wife and four children in Syracuse, New York.