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Murphy's law : my journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist

Author: Jack Murphy
Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Threshold Editions hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"A heart-pounding military memoir from a former Army Ranger sniper and Special Operations weapon sergeant-turned-journalist about the incredible highs and devastating lows of his career. Growing up in small New York towns, Jack Murphy knew he wanted to lead a life far from the ordinary--a life of adventure and valor. After the 9/11 attacks, he immediately enlisted in the Army, knowing this was his chance to live the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Biographies
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Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murphy, Jack, 1983- author.
Murphy's law
New York : Threshold Editions, [2019]
(DLC) 2018051563
Named Person: Jack Murphy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Murphy
ISBN: 9781501191244 1501191241
OCLC Number: 1060191115
Description: xiv, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part 1. No plan survives first contact with the enemy --
Friendly fire isn't --
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong --
Ranger day and time sensitive targets --
If enough data is collected, a board of inquiry can prove anything --
Luck can't hold out against Murph --
For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism --
The wedding crashers --
The fire pit --
Part 2. Anything you do can get you killed, including doing nothing --
Covering conflict: Switzerland to Syria --
Flapping in the breeze --
Dark news --
Humvees and IEDs --
Another surreal journey: meeting President Assad in Damascus --
No matter which way you have to march, it is always uphill --
Controversy and upsets --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: My journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to investigative journalist
Responsibility: Jack Murphy.

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