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User Review  - amongstories - LibraryThing

Nathaniel Fick decided while he was in college that he was going to join the Marines. He served as an Infantry Officer and later as a Recon Marine. During that time, he saw a good chunk of what the ... Read full review

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User Review  - PeterVanBuren - LibraryThing

In sharp contrast to Buzzell’s Gen X rock and roll version of war, Fick is a red blooded dude who joined the Marine Corps so he could struggle his way into the toughest jobs inside an already tough ... Read full review

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User Review  - LadyHax - LibraryThing

After being introduced to Fick via Generation Kill and being quite intrigued by this earnest young officer, it was interesting to explore his experiences is this detail and depth. His romanticisation ... Read full review

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

One Bullet Away is perhaps the most detailed and complete record of a combat tour in Iraq that I have yet read. Fick must have kept daily notes or a diary. In fact the accumulation of day to day ... Read full review

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User Review  - Renne - LibraryThing

An excellent foil to Generation Kill, One Bullet Away tells the story of the initial invasion of the Second Gulf War from the perspective of an officer. Where Generation Kill gave us a unique look ... Read full review

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User Review  - kellanelizabeth - LibraryThing

A good read and a decent companion to "Generation Kill", Fick's book tends to over-think and over-write dialogue. This is a nice version of the story, but I can't help but think about how phoney it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - carratona - LibraryThing

I work at a library, this book is NEVER on the shelf...I had to break down and buy a copy. AMAZING! Everyother chapter will have you vacillating between wanting to join the Marines and thanking god ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Outstanding memoir by a young Marine lieutentant who led a platoon in Afghanistan and Iraq. Vivid, thoughtful and provocative. Read full review

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User Review  - mantooth - LibraryThing

very good look at leadership and war, author is LT mentioned in "generation kill" Read full review

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User Review  - brennmiller - LibraryThing

Great look at Military life from the perspective of an educated person. Read full review


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