One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer. One Bullet Away.: Nathaniel Fick. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 372 pages. If the Marines are?the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick's career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year. Download One Bullet Away PDF Free; Download Red Storm Rising PDF Free; Download African Kaiser PDF Free; Download Clues PDF Free; Download Venom PDF Free; Download Historical Dictionary of Film Noir PDF Free; Download Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads PDF Free; Download Judgment at Appomattox PDF Free; Download Tag PDF Free; Download The Second Son PDF.
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- Author : Nathaniel Fick
- Release Date : 12 March 2009
- Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
- Categories : Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 384 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9780297857051
- ISBN 10 : 0297857053
- Format : PDF, ePUB, KF8, PDB, MOBI, AZW
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Synopsis : One Bullet Away written by Nathaniel Fick, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson which was released on 12 March 2009. Download One Bullet Away Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format.The most eloquent and personal story of a young man at war since Geoffrey Wellum's FIRST LIGHT Until a winter evening in 1998 Nathaniel was just another history student on a comfortable career trajectory of high school to college to white collar job. Then he went to a lecture by a Wall Street Journal reporter who had just published a book on the US Marines. It brought forth a latent desire to break free of the 'seat belt and safety goggle, safety-first' culture: to be a warrior. He passed the gruelling selection course and joined the Marine Corps on graduation. Posted to a Marine Regiment in the wake of 9/11, he took part in the invasion of Afghanistan, then led a platoon of their elite Recon Battalion during the invasion of Iraq. This is not a book about the Iraq invasion as such: it is an articulate and deeply thoughtful young man's account of what it means to fight in the frontline, to risk not just death or injury, but psychological harm. He reveals some of the awful dilemmas war can bring, horrible problems to which there is no 'right' answer, but a decision had to be made quickly -- by him alone. In combat you are just one bullet away from death -- or promotion. But this doesn't focus the mind: it makes it freeze up -- unless your training is so thorough that you overcome exhaustion and terror. 'Nate' took 65 men to war and came home with all 65. He proved himself an excellent officer and won promotion, but resigned in 2003 to write this book and attend Harvard Business School.