One Bullet Away : The making of a US Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick

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The most eloquent and private story of a younger man at conflict since Geoffrey Wellum’s FIRST LIGHT Until a winter night in 1998 Nathaniel was simply one other historical past pupil on a snug profession trajectory of highschool to varsity to white collar job. Then he went to a lecture by a Wall Street Journal reporter who had simply revealed a ebook on the US Marines. It introduced forth a latent want to interrupt free of the ‘seat belt and security goggle, safety-first’ tradition: to be a warrior. He handed the gruelling choice course and joined the Marine Corps on commencement. Posted to a Marine Regiment within the wake of 9/11, he took half within the invasion of Afghanistan, then led a platoon of their elite Recon Battalion through the invasion of Iraq. This just isn’t a ebook concerning the Iraq invasion as such: it’s an articulate and deeply considerate younger man’s account of what it means to struggle within the frontline, to threat not simply dying or harm, however psychological hurt. He reveals some of the terrible dilemmas conflict can convey, horrible issues to which there is no such thing as a ‘proper’ reply, however a determination needed to be made shortly — by him alone. In fight you might be only one bullet away from dying — or promotion. But this does not focus the thoughts: it makes it freeze up — until your coaching is so thorough that you simply overcome exhaustion and terror. ‘Nate’ took 65 males to conflict and got here house with all 65. He proved himself a superb officer and received promotion, however resigned in 2003 to put in writing this ebook and attend Harvard Business School. present extra

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  • Title: One Bullet Away : The making of a US Marine Officer
  • Author: Nathaniel Fick
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: 03/01/07
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 384
  • ISBN: 753821877

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