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Playing Nice in the Sandbox:  One Soldier's Stories and Observations From the Battle for Hearts and Minds by Steve Goldblatt

Playing Nice in the Sandbox: One Soldier's Stories and Observations From the Battle for Hearts and Minds

by Steve Goldblatt

464 pages
Battling for hearts and minds amidst opening Baghdad International Airport.

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About the Book
When a thirty-eight year old, over-educated, overworked and underpaid, junior NCO Army Reservist is tagged to open and run Baghdad International Airport's civilian NGO and humanitarian aid operation, he takes on the mission with discipline, humor and cynicism. In his way stand roadblocks of bureaucracy, ego and common sense. It's 2003 and the conflict is just beginning, but the insights and opinions born of the heat, frustration and stress are impressions that will endure throughout the war.

Sergeant Steve Goldblatt returned from his eighteen month deployment pushing forty and telling his account of events that would ultimately decree him as an accidental diplomat. These accounts are illustrated inPlaying Nice in the Sandbox, a collection of stories and opinions from the front lines of the battle for hearts and minds.

Playing Nice in the Sandbox is a fascinating look into the experience of an Army Civil Affairs soldier trying to make a difference in the world and his own life. In the tradition of M*A*S*H, Catch-22 and Baghdad Express, Playing Nice in the Sandbox describes a different facet of the war. Written in frank terms and punctuated with emails to family and friends, Playing Nice in the Sandbox illustrates a dedicated soldier's struggles with bureaucracy, ignorance and ultimately himself.

 

 

About the Author
Steve Goldblatt has spent the last twenty years of his civilian life in management, marketing and product development. He holds two advanced degrees and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. Retired from the Army Reserve in 2005, Steve now works as a political consultant in the Chicago area.

 

 

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