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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
One Bullet Away The Making of a Marine Officer
Author: Nathaniel C. Fick
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 at Dartmouth. He leads a platoon in Afghanistan just after 9/11 and advances to the pinnacle—Recon—two years later, on the eve of war with Iraq. His vast skill...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780618773435
ISBN-10: 0618773436
Publication Date: 9/7/2006
Pages: 400
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4.3 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Most of the "personal memoir" type books I have read about the Gulf wars leave much to be desired. Some, I have even simply tossed after a few chapters. This one has real substance.

As a former Marine officer from the Viet Nam era, I was impressed with the description of training and dedication to leadership related by the author.

His thoughts on leadership made me feel akin to him, even if he was one of those "recon nuts."

I really recommend this read to not just those interested in the Gulf Wars, but to those interested in good leadership.


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