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One bullet away : the making of a Marine officer, Nathaniel Fick

Label
One bullet away : the making of a Marine officer
Title
One bullet away
Title remainder
the making of a Marine officer
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Fick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A former captain in the Marines' First Recon Battalion, who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, reveals how the Corps trains its elite and offers a point-blank account of twenty-first-century battle. Only one Marine in a hundred qualifies for Recon, charged with working clandestinely, often behind enemy lines. Fick's training begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, and advances to the pinnacle--Recon--four years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. Along the way, he learns to shoot a man a mile away, stays awake for seventy-two hours straight, endures interrogation and torture, learns to swim with Navy SEALs, and much more. His vast skill set puts him in front of the front lines. Fick unveils the process that makes Marine officers such legendary leaders and shares his hard-won insights into the differences between the military ideals he learned and military practice, which can mock those ideals
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
VE23
LC item number
.F53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Label
One bullet away : the making of a Marine officer, Nathaniel Fick
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Peace -- War -- Aftermath
Control code
59279736
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9780618556137
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
One bullet away : the making of a Marine officer, Nathaniel Fick
Publication
Contents
Peace -- War -- Aftermath
Control code
59279736
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9780618556137
Other physical details
ill., maps

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