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ISBN13: 9780143116875
ISBN10: 0143116878
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"One of the most thoughtful and honest accounts ever written by a young Army officer confronting all the tests of life." -Bob Woodward

In this surprise bestseller, West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, Airborne Ranger, and U. S. Army Captain Craig Mullaney recounts his unparalleled education and the hard lessons that only war can teach. While stationed in Afghanistan, a deadly firefight with al-Qaeda leads to the loss of one of his soldiers. Years later, after that excruciating experience, he returns to the United States to teach future officers at the Naval Academy. Written with unflinching honesty, this is an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of war while coming to terms with what it means to be a man.

Synopsis:

A West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, and Army Ranger recounts his unparalleled education in the art of war and reckons with the hard wisdom that only battle itself can bestow.

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Craig M. Mullaney is currently the Principle Director for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia at the Department of Defense, and served as an advisor to Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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stevevincent, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by stevevincent)
A remarkable and rather objective account of a young man's growth into a military leader, and the moral and mental challenges that accompany that journey. Not a war book exactly, the first 60% of the book is the backstory, but it's not a backstory that requires you to slog through it to get to the good part. It's all good.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116875
Author:
Mullaney, Craig M
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Mullaney, Craig M.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert; 1 b/w map
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.44x5.42x.91 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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