By Jeff Huber
Within the depraved satirical culture of Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut, the adventures of 2 naval males stick with the United States s upward push to worldwide dominance as its army burns off extra testosterone, connives to justify its bloated price range, and prepares for the last word problem the conflict on Evil. friends Jack Hogan and Buzz Rucci joined the U.S. army to protect their kingdom, yet they quickly locate themselves serving in a time "play" warfare. Jack's upward push within the military is initially fast as he dazzles the full military along with his marvelous process within the nice tremendous Backfire Raid opposed to the Russians, and single-handedly saves the fleet within the nearly nice tremendous teach ruin. yet his brilliance and competence foster resentment, and his naval occupation is quickly within the doldrums. Buzz is not any fit for Jack s mind, yet he performs the sport and is familiar with the folly of embarrassing his superiors. necessarily Jack alienates one too a few of the bath admirals, his profession takes a dive, and his moment marriage is going right into a skid. bored to death he's taking early retirement on the rank of commander, and in a last irony, watches newly put in Admiral Rucci sail into the sundown answerable for his personal fleet. An insider's eye for aspect and authenticity supplies a scathingly humorous indictment of incompetence on the optimum ranks of the military.
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Jack sat down one day and figured out that Joe had been nine years old when the allies invaded France. The guy must have lied to his recruiter about his age, Jack reckoned. A chess aficionado, Joe was. Talked all the time about the time he played Bobby Fisher to a stalemate. One time too many, he talked about it. The last time he talked about it was two seconds before Jack put him in checkmate in three moves. Jack and Joe couldn’t spend two days together without a fight breaking out, Mom getting upset, Jack leaving, going back to wherever his duty station happened to be at the time.
No wonder it seems like I haven’t seen him in a month and a half. ” “Only when we turn over the watch, Buzz. That’s what two section duty means. ” “The horror,” Buzz said. “Jack can’t say I didn’t warn him, though. ” “He’s good at driving the ship,” Gary said. ” “I’m sure he took to it like a duck takes to an oil spill,” Buzz said. “Jackie likes to work hard, the dip shit. Work. Shudder. The only reward for hard work is more hard work. ” “Don’t pitch him too much shit,” Gary said. ” “His grandma died?
Made his name a household word—in his household, anyway—when he intercepted a whole regiment of Soviet bombers out on a practice raid in the middle of the night against the Ranger, the carrier we were on. ” “He did? ” “You mean you haven’t heard the story about The Great Big Backfire Raid? It’s a Cold War legend. ” “But it is about me,” Buzz said. “I was there, playing a supporting but significant role. ” Buzz sat back in his chair and crossed his manly arms over his manly chest. ” Gary burped and looked at his Jap job.