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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  - 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  - 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

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

User Review  - Susie - Goodreads

I didn't think I liked this book so much at first, but when I reached the last chapter I started having an ache in my stomach. By the last pages it had reached the level of full on grieving. I don't ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

This book is a compelling read from the inside of the Marine Corps when soldiers went off to Afghanistan and Iraq. The author, Capt. Nathaniel Fick, commanded a platoon that made the first assault ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Matt Ishler - Goodreads

Excellent read - focused on the training and experience of a marine recon. officer. Drawn to the honesty in the account and the lessons for leadership contained in the book. Read full review


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