Combat and Other Shenanigans: A Humorous Memoir from the Iraq War

Piers Platt
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 during the Iraq War. 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.


Editorial Reviews:

“Few war stories are both comical and serious, but this one-year memoir is unique.”

-Crystal Book Reviews


“An honest account of one officer's tour in Iraq. 5 stars.”

-John P. Jones


“Everything about Platt's writing felt authentic. I liked that his experiences really did translate from life to the page and into the reader's mind. Great read.”

-Texas Book Nook


Subjects: Iraq War, War Memoir, Humor, Funny, Military History, War on Terror, Biographies & Memoirs - Military, Leaders and Notable People, Veterans, History - Middle East - Iraq, History - United States - Iraq War.

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About the author

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.

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Piers Platt
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Published on
Feb 25, 2014
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Pages
178
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Military
History / Middle East / Iraq
History / Military / Iraq War (2003-2011)
Humor / General
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