Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
C. Q. B: Close Quarter Battle Paperback – Import, 1998
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
18 years in the British army. 15 in the SAS. Combat in Faulklands. Jungle. Behind lines in Iraq. Bosnia. Dead comrades. Soldiering in the most hostile places on the planet. Left with a failed marriage, two daughters somewhat estranged, an inadequate pension, and a parasite that will eventually kill him.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Left with a failed marriage, two daughters somewhat estranged, an inadequate pension, and a parasite that will eventually kill him.
From working in the Welsh coal mines as a youngster, all over the world. Jungles. Deserts. Freezing in the Faulklands. Skiing with the Norwegians. UN surveys in Bosnia during the hostilities.
Beautifully written but not much humor. (Humor high point of book: He reports being assigned to a foreign country base on a training mission & being struck by the extraordinary beauty of one of the civilian workers on the base. He checks and finds out that she was hired to be and works as a prostitute.)
The impression given is that the training in the SAS produces about as many casualties as combat. He contrasts the good pay and base conditions - and safety consiousness of US Delta Force with the toughness and mission effectiveness focus of the SAS.
The characters mentioned came back to me and I found myself write in the middle of them again, I laughed out loud 6 times and I cried 4.
This is a book that you cannot put down (in both senses).
I highly recommend this book. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I would have liked more battle information (maps, etc..) but still, a very good book.