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

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Joe Hartlaub

A memorable cinematic passage is contained in the movie Full Metal Jacket, wherein a new squad of marine recruits arrives at boot camp and is immediately dressed down, singly and collectively, by their drill sergeant. The episode is so dramatic that one almost forgets that the paramount reason behind the rough treatment afforded to the recruits is to decondition their selfpreservative reflexive ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

An interesting read as you follow a young man from his Jr year in college to completing a 4 year enlistment ending up as a Captain in Marine Recon. He walks you through various trainings providing ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Very well written and captivating memoir of the "making of a marine officer." As with The Boys in the Boat, we know how events end. But, the story Nate Fick conveys is about his experiences and the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - J. Danielle Wingler - Goodreads

This book has been recommended for individuals wanting to take the OCS (Officer's Candidate School) track in the Marine Corps. The personal reflection by the author gives insight into war that ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ashley Brown - Goodreads

Helped in my decision to become a Marine. Good book. Read full review

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

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Excellent book. As a Naval Officer I worked closely ith some Marine Officers. Always top notch people! Read full review

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

User Review  - Cindy Sarcione - Goodreads

A great read. At times intense. Tells it like it is in war and why one wants to serve his/her country. EXCEPTIONAL!!! Read full review

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

User Review  - Curtis - Goodreads

One Bullet Away is a very strong chronicle of the path and process of becoming a marine officer, and Mr. Fick offers powerful insight into the thoughts and feelings of officers and marines under fire ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Rishikeesh Wijaya - Goodreads

poignant and a good reminder of how we sometimes fail to fully comprehend sacrifice. Read full review

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

User Review  - Robert Reed - Goodreads

Capt. Fisk makes the whole experience of learning to lead a Marine platoon and then leading this platoon in combat accessible to everyday readers. If you have a military background you will certainly ... Read full review

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