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Killing time and fighting wars

Author: Patrick Hennessey
Publisher: London : Penguin Books Ltd : [distributor] Penguin Books Ltd, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of how a modern soldier is made, from the testosterone-heavy breeding ground of Sandhurst to the nightmare of Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Hennessey
ISBN: 9780141039268 0141039264
OCLC Number: 851802956
Language Note: English.
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 x 13 x 2 cm
Responsibility: Patrick Hennessey.

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An account of all the horror, boredom and exhilaration of war. It tells the story of how a modern soldier is made, from the testosterone-heavy breeding ground of Sandhurst to the nightmare of Iraq  Read more...

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Soldiers who can write are as rare as writers who can strip down a machinegun in 40 seconds, but Patrick Hennessey is one of the few * Sunday Times * High-tempo, full-on . . . honest and revealing . Read more...

 
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