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Second best book I have ever read. As someone who just applied for OCS, it was great insight to what I am getting myself into. It doesn't cake it like a recruiter will. Lt. Fick tells you how it is, even the bad parts. I have and will continue to recommend it to everyone I encounter. Read this book if you are interested in seeing more about the Military today and how its not what you think.  

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

Fick writes fluently about the inner life of a platoon leader in training and in combat.Without saying so explicitly, he takes the reader through the process of deciding to "manage down" rather than ... Read full review

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Graham - Goodreads

Well written - he makes the story really interesting Read full review

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Mat Lamb - Goodreads

shows what deployment is like for regular marines and also shows what a ofiicer life is like in the recons Read full review

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

Enjoyed immensely. Like other recent "slice of life in the military" books I have read, it engenders much respect for the men and women that dedicate their lives to our country. Read full review

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Zach Waterbury - Goodreads

I am only 33pages into it and it is very good. I like the details of their work out and what being a Marine means to him. Read full review

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Matt Mueller - Goodreads

Nathaniel Fick is a fascinating guy. The subtitle of this book, "The Making of a Marine Officer", really says it all. Read full review

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

ONE BULLET AWAY is the non-fiction account of a Dartmouth classics-grad who goes through OCS and into infantry as an officer. of the books coming out of the Iraq War, this might be a trifle weaker ... Read full review

Review: One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

User Review  - Timothy Ellis - Goodreads

Watched Generation Kill? Then Read this. Read full review

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User Review  - Oni - Goodreads

I adored this. More words to come. But just so you know - this was great. Read full review


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